Review of ‘School leadership and strategy in managerialist times’

Thanks to Howard Youngs (Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland) for a fair but firm review of my book, School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times, which has just been published in the latest edition of Journal of Educational Administration and History. Youngs describes the book as: a welcome departure from rational approaches that oversimplify the … Read moreReview of ‘School leadership and strategy in managerialist times’

Conference learning

Last week I was in Brisbane for back-to-back conferences. First was a combined effort from ACU’s Centre for Creative and Authentic Leadership and UCEA’s Centre for the Study of Leadership and Ethics, a two day event around the theme of Ethical leadership: building capacity for those moments of challenging choices (see the program here). The … Read moreConference learning

Community and contemporary schooling

Ongoing politic debate in New South Wales is centred on major funding cuts for education. As has been well reported, significant cuts to the public education budget and a freeze on non-government school funding has brought about significant public debate and reactions from a broad sector of society. There are two levels of this dialogue … Read moreCommunity and contemporary schooling

A great outcome!

Gladys Asuga, a doctoral student of mine, and I have recently been announced as the joint winners of the 2012 Emerald/ALCS African Management Research Fund Award for a project entitled Investing in leaders: evaluating school leadership preparation and development in Kenya. This is a great outcome for Gladys and myself, recognising the work we are … Read moreA great outcome!

A call for cross-sector collaboration

While my original intent was to engage with Roberto Esposito’s notion of community / immunity in this week’s blog, I feel the current school funding debate raging in New South Wales warrants attention. I will return to Esposito in next week’s blog. Since last Tuesday’s confidential meeting between NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli, Geoff Newcombe, … Read moreA call for cross-sector collaboration

Taste of Research Summer Scholarship

Want to know more about research? Are you a high achiever looking to take your work to the next level? Apply for a Taste of Research Summer Scholarship The Educational Leadership, Management and Administration (ELMA) Research Group (a.ka. the Eacott Group) at the University of Newcastle, Australia is providing the unique opportunity to get paid … Read moreTaste of Research Summer Scholarship