Publications

Below is a select list of publications and conference presentations:

BOOKS
AUTHORED

Eacott, S. (under contract). Beyond leadership: A relational approach to organizational theory in education. Dodrecht, the Netherlands: Springer. [Due 2018]

Eacott, S. (2015). Educational leadership relationally: A theory and methodology for educational leadership. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense. Recipient of the 2015 Hedley Beare Educational Leadership Writing Award from the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.

Eacott, S. (2011). School leadership and strategy in managerialist times. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Eacott, S. (2009). The strategic leadership of public school principals: an Australian study. Saarbrucken, Germany: Verlag Dr Muller.

 

EDITED

Wilkinson, J., Niesche, R., & Eacott, S. (under contract). Dismantling public education: Implications for educational leadership, policy and social justice. London: Routledge.

Lakomski, G., Eacott, S., & Evers, C.W. (2017). Questioning leadership: New directions for educational organizations. London: Routledge.

Eacott, S. & Evers, C.W. (2016). New directions in educational leadership theory. London: Routledge.

Eacott, S., & Niesche, R. (Eds.). (2013). Empirical leadership research: letting the data speak for themselves. Niagara Falls: The Untested Ideas Center. Recipient of the 2013 Book Editor of the Year Award from the Untested Ideas Center.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Eacott, S. (forthcoming). Relational approaches and educational organizations. In F. Depealteau (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Relational Sociology. New York, NY: Palgrave.

Eacott, S. (2017). Performance does not equal leadership: Shifting institutional research performance. In J.S. Brooks & A. Normore (Eds.), The dark side of leadership: Identifying and overcoming unethical practice in organizations (pp. 177-194). Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Lakomski, G., Evers, C.W., & Eacott, S. (2017). The future of leadership New directions for leading and learning. In G. Lakomski, S. Eacott, C.W. Evers (Eds.), Questioning leadership: New Directions for educational organisations (pp. 178-191). New York, NY: Routledge.

Eacott, S. (2017). Beyond leadership: towards a ‘relational’ way of thinking. In G. Lakomski, S. Eacott & C.W. Evers (Eds.), Questioning leadership: new directions for educational organisations (pp. 17-30). New York, NY: Routledge.

Eacott, S. (2016). Demythologising ‘leadership’: the Trojan Horse of managerialism. In E. Samier (Eds.) Ideologies and educational leadership (pp. 159-175). London: Routledge.

Eacott, S. (2016). Disrupting production: Seeding the practice of questioning. In A. Ellis (Ed.) EdD as incubators for social justice leadership. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Eacott, S. (2016). Mobilising Bourdieu to think anew about educational leadership research. In M. Murphy & C. Costa (Eds.) Theory as method: Using Bourdieu in education research (pp. 117-131). London: Routledge.

Eacott, S. (2015). Sociological approaches to scholarship in educational leadership, management and administration. In D. Burgess & P. Newton (Eds.), Theoretical foundations of educational administration and leadership (pp. 279-300). London: Routledge.

Eacott, S. (2013). Research as a political practice: the fallacy of data speaking for themselves. In S. Eacott & R. Niesche (Eds.) Empirical leadership research: letting the data speak for themselves. Niagara Park, NY: Untested Ideas Center.

Eacott, S. & Niesche, R. (2013). Empirical leadership research: letting the data speak for themselves. In S. Eacott & R. Niesche (Eds.). Empirical leadership research: letting the data speak for themselves. Niagara Park, NY: Untested Ideas Center.

Bates, R.J., & Eacott, S. (2009). Teaching educational leadership and administration in Australia. In H.M. Gunter & T. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Educational administration and history: the state of the field ( (pp. 69-80). London: Routledge.

 

JOURNALS
Edited Special Issues

Eacott, S. (2016). Educational leadership relationally: Justifying relational approaches. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 25(2), 1-70. [OPEN ACCESS]

Eacott, S. & Evers, C.W. (2015). New frontiers in theorising educational administration. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47(4), 307-422.

Wilkinson, J., & Eacott, S. (2013). These disruptive times: rethinking critical educational leadership as a tool for scholarship and practice in changing times. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 16(2). 135-250.

Eacott, S. (2013). Re-thinking ‘leadership’ in education: a research agenda. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45(2), 113-212.

 

Articles

Asuga, G.N., Scevak, J., & Eacott, S. (OnlineFirst). Educational leadership, management and administration in Africa: An analysis of contemporary literature. School Leadership & Management.

Eacott, S. (OnlineFirst). What is an output worth these days? The shifting value of academic labour. Critical Studies in Education.

Eacott, S. (2017). A social epistemology for educational administration and leadership. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 49(4).

Eacott, S. (2016). Advancing the relational research program. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 25(2), 59-70.

Eacott, S. (2016). Methodological notes on the study of educational administration and leadership relationally. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 25(2), 3-14.

Asuga, G.N., Scevak, J., & Eacott, S. (2016). Bringing a local voice to a universal discourse: school leadership in Kenya. International Studies in Educational Administration, 44(1), 25-40.

Eacott, S. (2015). The principalship, autonomy, and after. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 47(4), 414-431.

Asuga, G.N., Eacott, S. & Sevcak, J. (2015). School leadership preparation and development in Kenya: evaluating performance impact and return on leadership development investment. International Journal of Educational Management, 29(3), 355-367.

Eacott, S. & Evers, C.W. (2015). New frontiers in theorising educational administration. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47(4), 307-311.

Eacott, S. (2015). Problematising the intellectual gaze of the educational administration scholar. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47(4), 312-329.

Eacott, S. (2014). Education policy, administration and theory: rethinking the institution as a firm. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 24(1), 58-66.

Eacott, S. & Hodges, K. (2014). The generative temporality of teaching under revision. Critical Studies in Education, 55(3), 289-302.

Eacott, S. (2014). The changing nature of Australian educational leadership journal publications. Leading & Managing, 20(1), 93-105.

Eacott, S. & Asuga, G. (2014). School leadership preparation and development in Africa: a critical insightEducational Management Administration and Leadership, 42(6), 919-934.

Eacott, S. & Norris, J. (2014). Management rhetoric, accountability and contemporary school leadership in Australia. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 13(2), 169-187.

Eacott, S. (2014). Beyond the hype of ‘leadership’. Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 20(1), 1-3.

Eacott, S. (2013). The return on investment in school leadership preparation and development programs: a pilot study on Australian university-based programs. International Journal of Educational Management , 27(7), 686-699.

Wilkinson, J., & Eacott, S. (2013). These disruptive times: rethinking educational leadership as a tool for scholarship and practice in changing times. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 16(2), 135-138.

Wilkinson, J., & Eacott, S. (2013). Outsiders within?: deconstructuring the educational administration scholar. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 16(2), 191-204.

Eacott, S. (2013). Rethinking ‘leadership’ in education: towards a research agenda. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45(2), 113-125.

Eacott, S. (2013). Asking questions of leadership: using social theory productively. Leading & Managing, 19(1), 19-31

Eacott, S. (2013). Towards a theory of school leadership practice: a Bourdieusian perspective. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45(2), 171-184.

Eacott, S. (2013). ‘Leadership’ and the social: time, space and the epistemic. International Journal of Educational Management, 27(1), 91-101.

Eacott, S. (2012). Introducing under-graduate students to school leadership concepts. Journal of Educational Administration, 50(2), 159-172.

Asuga, G., & Eacott, S. (2012). The learning needs of secondary school principals: the case of Nakuru district, Kenya. International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 4(5), 133-140.

Eacott, S. (2012). Exploring the leadership practices of school leaders: a pilot study. International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 4(7), 161-168.

Eacott, S. (2011). Preparing ‘educational’ leaders in managerialist times: an Australian story. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 43(1), 43-59.

Eacott, S. (2011). Liberating schools through devolution: the Trojan horse of the state. Leading & Managing, 17(1), 75-83.

Eacott, S. (2011). Leadership strategies: reconceptualising strategy for educational leadership. School Leadership & Management, 31(1), 35-46.

Eacott, S. (2011). New look leaders, or a new look at leadership? International Journal of Educational Management, 25(2), 134-143.

Eacott, S. (2010). Bourdieu’s strategies and the challenge for educational leadership. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 13(3), 265-281.

Eacott, S. & Holmes, K. (2010). Leading mathematics education reform: solving a complex equation. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 12(1), 84-97.

Eacott, S. (2010). Lacking a shared vision: practitioners and the literature on the topic of strategy. Journal of School Leadership, 20(4), 425-444.

Eacott, S. (2010). Tenure, functional track and strategic leadership. International Journal of Educational Management, 24(5), 448-458.

Eacott, S. (2010). Strategy as leadership: an alternative perspective to the construct of strategy. International Studies in Educational Administration, 38(1), 55-64.

Eacott, S. (2010). Studying leadership practice: a methodological conversation. Issues in Educational Research, 20(3), 221-234.

Eacott, S. (2009). A review of Australian publications in educational leadership journals. Leading & Managing, 15(1), 14-28.

Bates, R.J., & Eacott, S. (2008). Teaching educational leadership and administration in Australia. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 40(2), 149-160.

Eacott, S. (2008). An analysis of contemporary literature on strategy in education. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 11(3), 257-280.

Eacott, S. (2008). Strategy and educational leadership: in search of unity. Journal of Educational Administration, 46(3), 353-375.

Eacott, S. (2008). Leading, managing and motivating staff towards achieving school goals. The Australian Educational Leader, 30(1), 28-31.

Eacott, S. (2007). Strategy and the school principal. Journal of Catholic School Studies, 79(2), 3-18.

Eacott, S. (2007). Developing a framework for professional learning programs in schools. The Australian Educational Leader, 29(1), 40-43.

Eacott, S. (2007). Strategy and the practising educational leader. In T. d’Arbon (Ed.), Directions for Catholic educational leadership in the 21st century: the vision, challeges and reality. Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Catholic Education Leadership 29 July – 1 August, Sydney, Australia: Flagship for Creative & Authentic Leadership.

Gamage, D.T., Eacott, S. & Ueyama, T. (2006). Strategic leadership and planning for universities in the global economy. Education and Society, 24(2), 49-65.

Eacott, S. (2006). Strategy: an educational leadership imperative. Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 16(6), 1-2.

Eacott, S. (2006). Strategy in schools: from direction to plan. The Australian Educational Leader, 28(2), 24-26.

Eacott, S. (2004). Leading towards excellence: a model for implementing effective school-wide change. The Practising Administrator, 26(3), 7-9.

 

Conference Papers

Eacott, S. (2016). Problems and possibilities of a relational approach. Paper presented in J. McLean & C. Manathunga ‘Beyond the neoliberal individual: Exploring the ‘relational’ in professional and higher education research’ symposium at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December, Melbourne, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2016). Outlining the research design of a relational project on principals’ time use. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December, Melbourne, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2016). Sketching a relational approach to principals’ time use. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December, Melbourne, Australia,

Eacott, S. (2016). Theoretical notes on a relational approach to principals’ time use. Paper presented at an American Educational Research Association funded conference on Principals’ time use, August, University of Canberra, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2015). Debunking ‘leadership’ through theory. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December Fremantle, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2015). Thinking beyond ‘leadership’: towards a relational approach. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December, Fremantle, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2015). We need to talk about ‘leadership’. Paper presented at the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Conference, 30 Sept- 2 Oct, Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. & Hayes, P. (2015). Building professional learning networks virtually: the growth of #acelchat. Paper presented at the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Conference, 30 Sept – 2 Oct, Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2014). The principalship, autonomy and after. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December, Brisbane, Australia.

Asuga, G.N., Eacott, S., Scevak, J. (2014). Bringing a ‘local’ voice to a ‘universal’ discourse: school leadership preparation and development in Kenya. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, December, Brisbane, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2014). Beyond entity thinking: opening up educational leadership through relations. Paper presented to the Autonomy, School Leadership and Social Justice Symposium, 4 November, UNSW Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2014). Towards a relational approach to scholarship in educational leadership, management and administration. Paper to be presented at the 2nd Annual Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Theory workshop, 3-4 July, Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. & Asuga, G. (2013). Using indigenous management research to construct, deconstruct and reconstruct school leadership in Kenya. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand International and Comparative Education Society Conference, 27-30 November, Newcastle, Australia.

Asuga, G., Eacott, S. & Scevak, J. (2013). School leadership preparation and development in Kenya. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 1-5 December, Adelaide, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2013). Navigating the contemporary policy terrain: speaking back through our identity. Paper presented at the 6th Catholic Educational Leadership Conference, August, Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2013). Leadership research as a political activity: the problems of ‘letting the data speak for themselves’. Paper presented to the 1st Annual Untested Ideas Conference, June, Niagara Falls, USA.

Eacott, S. (2012). Beyond value and values: interrogating school leadership through Bolanski’s economies of worth. Paper to be presented at the 17th Annual Values and Leadership conference, Oct, Brisbane, Australia.

Gore, J., Miller, W., Bowe, J., Eacott, S. & O’Heir, P. (2012). Leadership and the circulation of power in building capacity to improve pedagogy. Paper to be presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Dec, Sydney, Australia.

Morrsion, J, Eacott, S., Miller, W & Gore, J. (2012). Principled principals: leading large scale equity reforms in schools. Paper to be presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Dec, Sydney, Australia.

Asuga, G. & Eacott, S. (2012). Evaluating school leadership preparation and development in Kenya. Paper to be presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Dec, Sydney, Australia.

Hodges, K. & Eacott, S. (2012). The consecration of experience in the field: interrogating the practicum relationship. Paper to be presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Dec, Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2012). Is it worth it? Investigating the return on school leadership preparation and development programmes. Paper to be presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Dec, Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2012). Educational administration and science: problematising the intellectual gaze. Paper to be presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Dec, Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2012). School leadership, public intellectualism and future schooling. Paper to be presented at the Australian Council for Educational Leaders conference, Oct, Brisbane, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2011). School leadership practice: a Bourdieuian perspective. Paper presented as part of the ‘Rethinking ‘leadership’ in education’ symposium at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference Nov-Dec, Hobart, Australia.

Eacott, S. & Wilkinson, J. (2010). Disrupting educational leadership discourse: bringing a critical edge. Presented as part of the Critical perspectives in educational leadership symposium at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference Nov-Dec, Melbourne, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2010). School leadership: Engaging in the conversation of the world? Paper presented at the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration Council conference 29 Sept – 1 Oct, Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. & Associates. (2010). Learning across boundaries: a partnership between the University of Newcastle and the Association of Teacher Education Institutions, Mindanao. Paper presented at the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration Council conference 29 Sept – 1 Oct, Sydney, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2009). New look leaders or a new look at leadership? Re-conceptualising the principalship for the future of Australian education. Presented as part of the Educational leadership for the future: what might it look like and how might we prepare for it symposium at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 29 Nov – 3 Dec, Canberra, Australia.

Eacott, S. (2008). Contemporary educational leadership as a panoptic process. Paper presented to the Australian Council for Educational leaders Annual Conference 30 Sept – 2 Oct, Melbourne, Australia.

Bates, R. & Eacott, S. (2008). Sources for teaching leadership and administration: The Australian experience. Paper presented to the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 3-6 September, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Eacott, S. (2007). Demographic proxies, strategy and educational leadership, poster presented at the NSW Institute for Educational Research Conference (Macquarie University, June 1).

Eacott, S. (2005). A framework for programming using quality teaching, paper presented at the Pedagogy in Practice Conference (Newcastle, January 20).