PUBLIC LECTURE: Responding to Gonski 2.0 from an ed lead perspective

This Thursday the Gonski Institute for Education will be hosting its 2nd Public Lecture responding to Gonski 2.0. Speaking from an educational leadership perspective, Dr Scott Eacott, Dr Richard Niesche, Robyn McKerhian and Iris Nastasi will discussion the problems and possibilities. The event will be live stream and then available via You Tube. As soon … Read morePUBLIC LECTURE: Responding to Gonski 2.0 from an ed lead perspective

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

Educational Leadership Relationally

This book marks the first book-length treatment of the relational research program that I am advancing. Published by Sense, this book will be the focus of a Special Issue of Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations. Significantly, this book introduces the five relational extensions that constitute the relational methodology: The centrality of “organizing” in the … Read moreEducational Leadership Relationally

Disruptions in production

Questioning Leadership offers a diverse mix of cutting-edge research in the field of educational leadership, with contributions from expert and emerging leadership scholars. It contextualises school leadership within broader social and historical contexts and traces its influence on school performance through time, from its relatively modest role within a systems theory paradigm to its growing … Read moreDisruptions in production

Sociological approaches to educational administration

Sociology has played a significant role in the scholarship of Educational Leadership, Management and Administration since its inception. This paper appears in the Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory (M.A. Peters, Ed.). Picking up on the work covered in a 2015 book chapter, this current paper covers the contribution of sociology to educational administration, key … Read moreSociological approaches to educational administration

New Directions in Educational Leadership Theory

NEW BOOK OUT NOW New Directions in Educational Leadership Theory is an edited collection by myself and Colin W. Evers. In the book, contributors sketch possible alternatives for advancing scholarship in educational leadership. The coherence of this volume comes not from the adoption of a single theoretical lens, but rather from its engagement with epistemology, … Read moreNew Directions in Educational Leadership Theory