Hedley Beare

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Emeritus Professor Hedley Beare AM (28 November 1932 – 5 September 2010) was an Australian educator, administrator and author. He led the creation of the Northern Territory and ACT education systems. Beare wrote, co-wrote or edited 18 books and contributed 40 book chapters and hundreds of journal articles.[1] He delivered the 1986 Buntine Oration, titled "Shared Meanings About Education: The Economic Paradigm Considered."[2]

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009.[3]


  1. ^ McGaw, Barry; Nicholas, Alan (4 October 2010). "Gifted teacher responsible for many innovations in Australian education". smh.com.au. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Buntine Oration: A Short History". Australian College of Educators. 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  3. ^ It's an Honour