Scott Eacott’s relational approach offers a distinctive variant of the relational sociology project. By not fitting neatly into any one field, the relational approach arguably charts new territory and promotes important dialogue and debate for understanding the organization of education. Beginning in studies of educational leadership, the relational approach has since been mobilized to explore … Read more

Pathways to the principalship

Last Thursday A/Prof Eacott spoke to the ‘Pathways to the principalship’ group from Sydney Catholic Schools as part of a program organized by The Brown Collective. His slides can be found below: Empowering educators through clarity, coherence and narrative from Scott Eacott This work builds on the ‘for practitioners’ resources working with the relational approach … Read morePathways to the principalship

Recognition as national field leading researcher

The 2018 Research Magazine published by The Australian, is dedicated to highlighting the excellence of Australian researchers, universities and other research institutions. Drawing on a volume of information available online, The Australian coupled the data skills of talent discovery and research analytics firm League of Scholars to generate a list of leading researchers and research … Read moreRecognition as national field leading researcher

Slides from #ACELNC18 presentation

This week I presented a paper on Regional secondary school consolidation as part of the inaugural Australian Showcase at the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) annual conference. The presentation draws on a series of ongoing projects looking at secondary school consolidation (where two schools are consolidated into a single school) in regional and rural … Read moreSlides from #ACELNC18 presentation

Book review of Beyond Leadership

The first published Book Review of Beyond Leadership: A Relational Approach to Organizational Theory in Education now appears as an OnlineFirst with the Journal of Educational Administration and History. It is written by Taeyeon Kim (PhD Candidate, Michigan State University). The review is positive regarding the contribution of Beyond Leadership explicitly citing that tackling such … Read moreBook review of Beyond Leadership

Relational sociology at #ISA18wcs

This week I am at the XIX International Sociological Association World Congress in Toronto. It is a major international sociology conference and importantly, includes many sessions on relational sociology. For many, this conference represents a great opportunity to build on the work of a series of books edited by Francois Depelteau such as The Palgrave … Read moreRelational sociology at #ISA18wcs

Visiting the Depart of Ed Admin at University of Saskatchewan

This week (11-13 July), Dr Eacott has been visiting the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). During this visit, he has meet with colleagues in the Department, the Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU), and from Concentus. In addition, Dr Eacott has taught two classes in EADM820 … Read moreVisiting the Depart of Ed Admin at University of Saskatchewan

Visiting Western University (Canada)

This week Dr Eacott is presenting two workshops at Western University on the relational approach (see here). On Monday he will be presenting to faculty and higher degree researchers on: Relational inquiry in educational administration and leadership. The relational research program offers a fruitful approach to the study of educational administration and leadership. Built on … Read moreVisiting Western University (Canada)