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George Myconos
Research Fellow, Inclusive Education

Dr George Myconos joined the Brotherhood of St Laurence in 2009.

He is currently exploring the extent to which Australia’s education systems – with particular emphasis on flexible learning options and vocational training providers – assist disadvantaged young people.

This follows earlier research into the role of intercultural dialogue in secondary schools.


Broadly, his role in the Inclusive Education team is to explore innovation in engagement strategies for disadvantaged young learners wherever they are situated.

His PhD (2004) focused on the ways in which labour movements have been globalised and on alternative conceptions of globalisation.

Contact: gmyconos(at)bsl.org.au


Research interests

  • Access and equity in education
  • Social inclusion: agency and capacity building
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Theories of globalisation
  • Labour relations
  • Ideology

Selected publications

Myconos, G, Clarke, K and te Riele, K 2016, Shedding light: private ‘for profit’ training providers and young early school leavers, NCVER, Adelaide. 

Myconos, G, Thomas, J, Wilson, K, te Riele, K and Luke Swain 2016, 'Educational re-engagement as social inclusion: the role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia', Forum, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 345–54. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15730/forum.2016.58.3.345 

Myconos, G and McKenna, A 2016, Community attitudes to education in the Colac Otway Shire, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Fitzroy.

Myconos, G 2014, Developing Independence: evaluating an educational initiative for young people facing homelessness, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Fitzroy.

Myconos, G 2014, Lessons from a flexible learning program: the Brotherhood of St Laurence Community VCAL education program for young people 2010–2013, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Fitzroy.

Myconos, G 2011, A path to re-engagement: evaluating a community VCAL education program for young people, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Fitzroy.

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