PhD Opportunity: School reform for equity and excellence

As part of UNSW’s Scientia PhD Scholarship program there is a unique opportunity to come and do a PhD under the supervision of Dr Scott Eacott, Dr Richard Nieshce, and Professor Colin W Evers. Project Details Educational equity, access, and excellence have emerged as serious social problems in an age of economic and social disparity … Read morePhD Opportunity: School reform for equity and excellence

forthcoming presentation at ACEL’s Australian showcase

As part of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders‘ ongoing work bringing leading Australian based educational leadership researchers into conversation with school and system based staff, this year’s annual conference will feature the inaugural Australian Showcase. Dr Eacott will feature with Laureate Prof Jenny Gore Newcastle), Prof Helen Wildy (UWA), and Tom Bentley (RMIT) during … Read moreforthcoming presentation at ACEL’s Australian showcase

ONGOING WORK: Expanding the cult of the guru

In a 2017 paper in School Leadership and Management Dr Eacott argued that educational leadership was prone to the ‘cult of the guru‘. It attracted substantial interest – both positive and negative – and featured in blogs by many edu-bloggers including Deborah Netolicky, Jon Andrews, Ray Boyd, and Darcy Moore. Continuing this line of inquiry, Dr Eacott has … Read moreONGOING WORK: Expanding the cult of the guru

LATEST PAPER: Theoretical notes on a relational approaches to principals’ time use

Principals’ time use has emerged as a serious policy problem in an era of reported decline in school outcomes and with difficulties in attracting quality candidates for vacancies. This contemporary crisis of the principalship is centred on an ever increasing workload (volume and complexity) and a deficit of time for instructional leadership. Units of the … Read moreLATEST PAPER: Theoretical notes on a relational approaches to principals’ time use