The Neil Cranston Lecture in Educational Leadership

Year: 2019

Author: Cranston, Neil, Eacott, Scott

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
SOME PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON ENGAGING IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESEARCH IN THE PAST 20 YEARS: CHALLENGES, IMPACTS AND THE FUTURE

Reflecting on what impact one’s research across the years might have had is a sobering experience. Are output metrics more important than improved practice and new knowledge? Do policy makers embrace research in their deliberations and decision-making? After all, it is pretty much accepted wisdom that leadership is vitally important to schools and student learning. This reflective journey examines these questions from a personal perspective and points to some ways forward for educational leadership researchers to really make a difference.

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