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…

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…

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…

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…