New frontiers in ELMA

Continuing a recent run of publications coming out, the papers from a forthcoming special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory edited by myself and Colin Evers (UNSW) are now available as OnlineFirst. This collection, which substantially builds upon a symposium at the 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education conference, includes papers from: Colin Evers … Read moreNew frontiers in ELMA

Educational leadership relationally

It has hit the shelves. Just in time for christmas too. Educational Leadership Relationally, the flagship book of the relational research program has been released this week. This book gives epistemology and ontology centre stage in discussing matters of educational leadership, management and administration, something that been somewhat marginalised, if not missing, in mainstream discussion … Read moreEducational leadership relationally

Latest paper published

School leadership preparation and development is a major policy lever in developing countries. This does however pose some challenges around the importation of ideas and concepts from more developed nations. In a paper published in the latest Educational Management Administration and Leadership, Gladys Asuga and I ask questions around school leadership preparation and development in … Read moreLatest paper published

Out and about

Early this week I was part of a symposium hosted by Richard Niesche (UNSW) entitled: The implications of school autonomy for school leadership and social justice. Other speakers included: Bob Lingard (UQ), Pat Thomson (Nottingham), Martin Thrupp (Waikato), Jane Wilkinson (Griffith), Greg Thompson (Murdoch), and Christina Gowlett (UQ). This will be followed up with a … Read moreOut and about

ELMA Taste of Research Summer Scholarship 2014-2015

Once again Associate Professor Scott Eacott is offering a Taste of Research Summer Scholarship for a high achieving under-graduate student to work on two projects: i) an analysis of school leadership advertisements; and ii) an ongoing interdisciplinary relational research programme. Further details and the application form can be found here. The Summer/Winter Taste of Research … Read moreELMA Taste of Research Summer Scholarship 2014-2015

Matters of opinion

Yesterday Stephen Dinham‘s keynote at the Australian College of Educators conference got a lot of attention. It featured in articles in The Australian, The Guardian, and spread through the usual twitter networks of educators. To his credit, following some twitter interest about the newspaper articles, Dinham shared the actual paper (see here). In this post, I … Read moreMatters of opinion

Teaching grant success

The use of online technologies to enhance teaching has been a hot topic in recent years, especially in higher education. This week, a team led by Associate Professor Scott Eacott, and including Judith Norris, was successful in securing an ACU Teaching Development Grant to trial an innovative approach to teaching an educational leadership, management and administration course. … Read moreTeaching grant success

Testing ideas

Next April I will be one of three international keynotes at the Edu-Lead Research Group (North-West University, South Africa) conference. The other two are Petros Pashiardis (Open University, Cyprus) and Stephen Huber (University of Teacher Education, Central Switzerland). The conference is entitled ‘Lead, manage and govern in a diverse and complex context towards quality education for all’. … Read moreTesting ideas