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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

From provider to regulator: the changing role of the state

Earlier this week Professor Richard Teese (University of Melbourne) wrote a piece for The Conversation entitled ‘The real agenda behind Gillard’s Gonski response‘. Central to his argument is that the Federal Government’s response to the Gonski Report highlights a shift in governance structures. In this post I want to engage in this intellectual space by…