Professor Scott Eacott

Professor Scott Eacott

Professor

Doctor of Philosophy (Education). Supervisor: A/Prof James G. Ladwig

Master of Leadership and Management in Education

GradCert in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching

Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Social Science

Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA)
School of Education

Scott Eacott, PhD is Professor of Education in the School of Education at UNSW Sydney and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Saskatchewan. He has previously worked at the University of Newcastle and Australian Catholic University and prior to academia, the New South Wales Department of Education as a teacher and school leader in primary schools.

Building on his experience working in schools and studies across the social sciences, Professor Eacott's work is primarily concerned with the organisation of education. To this end, his research has been dedicated to developing the necessary explanatory tools and resources to respond effectively to the empirical question of how best to organise education. This work has led to advocacy for the pursuit of equitable excellence in school provision based on threshold questions (e.g., does this make us more equitable and excellent) with matching tests of legitimacy and strength, as the basis for systemic design which can be applied at the system, school or even team level. 

More recently, in working with a consortium of education researchers, geospatial analysts, data visualisation experts, sociologists, economists, and data scientists, Professor Eacott has been conducting groundbreaking work on the impact of housing affordability on the teacher shortage. This work has demonstrated that many teaching positions are located in areas where it is unaffordable for the school education workforce (especially early career teachers) to live. Without large-scale inter-departmental co-operation, and multi-factor intervention, many schools will be unable to find staff as housing and transportation costs make cities unaffordable for the school education workforce.    

Professor Eacott's distinctive approach has led to invitations to run workshops and give talks in Norway, Canada, the USA, Indonesia, South Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica, China, and throughout Australia. He has authored more than 100 publications, led major research projects and contributed to teams winning over $4.45M in external funding and successfully translated his research into policy and practice. Typical projects involve working collaboratively with governments, systems, and professional associations to co-design plans to best meet the needs of all involved.

Phone
+61 2 9385 0704
Location
G17 Morven Brown Building
  • Books | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, Beyond Leadership, Springer Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2
    Books | 2017
    Eacott S, 2017, Beyond Leadership A Relational Approach to Organizational Theory in Education, Springer
    Books | 2016
    Eacott S; Evers C, 2016, New Directions in Educational Leadership Theory
    Books | 2015
    Eacott S, 2015, Educational leadership relationally: A theory and methodology for educational leadership, management and administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-911-1
    Books | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, Educational leadership and strategy in managerialist times, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1
    Books | 2009
    Eacott S, 2009, The strategic leadership of public school principals: An Australian study
  • Book Chapters | 2024
    Niesche R; Keddie A; MacDonald K; Eacott S; Gobby B; Wilkinson J; Blackmore J, 2024, 'Theorising principals' resistance and compliance as part of school autonomy reforms in Australian public education', in Resistance in Educational Leadership, Management, and Administration, Routledge, pp. 24 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003279334-3
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Eacott S; Munoz Rivera F; Raad A, 2022, 'Leading Under Speculation: Small Schools, Context, and the Principalship', in Leading under Pressure, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 53 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80117-358-220221005
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'A History of Leadership Thought', in The Palgrave Handbook of Educational Leadership and Management Discourse, pp. 25 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99097-8_15
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'A History of Leadership Thought', in The Palgrave Handbook of Educational Leadership and Management Discourse, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39666-4_15-1
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'A History of Leadership Thought', in The Palgrave Handbook of Educational Leadership and Management Discourse, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39666-4_15-2
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Eacott S; Niesche R, 2021, 'Educational and instructional leadership', in Understanding Educational Leadership: Critical Perspectives and Approaches, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 221 - 236, https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/understanding-educational-leadership-9781350081833/
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Eacott S; Riveros G, 2021, 'Research methods in educational leadership', in Courtney S; Gunter HM; Niesche R; Trujillo T (ed.), Understanding educational leadership: critical perspectives and approaches, Bloomsbury, pp. 171 - 186, https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/understanding-educational-leadership-9781350081819/
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Eacott S, 2020, 'How not to be seduced by common-sense', in Brooks JS; Heffernan A (ed.), The school leadership survival guide: what to do when things go wrong, how to learn from mistakes, and why you should prepare for the worst, Information Age Publishing, https://www.infoagepub.com/products/The-School-Leadership-Survival-Guide
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Eacott S, 2020, 'Relational approaches to educational administration and leadership research', in Papa R; English FW (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education, Oxford University press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.647
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Eacott S, 2020, 'The principalship as a social relation', in Niesche R; Heffernan A (ed.), Theorsing identity and subjectivity in educational leadership, Routledge, https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780429032158-4/principalship-social-relation-scott-eacott?context=ubx&refId=bc89f494-091b-44bd-93ba-fb515deb39d4
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Management, Leadership, and Governance in Primary Education (Australia)', in , Bloomsbury Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350996267.0006
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Management, Leadership, and Governance in Secondary Education (Australia)', in , Bloomsbury Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350996281.0016
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S; Niesche R, 2018, 'The Principal and School Improvement Theorising Discourse, Policy, and Practice Series Editors' Foreword', in PRINCIPAL AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: THEORISING DISCOURSE, POLICY, AND PRACTICE, SPRINGER-VERLAG SINGAPORE PTE LTD, pp. V - VII, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000455119300001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Advancing Educational Administration Relationally', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 263 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_17
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Beyond the normative: Theorising maladministration relationally', in International Perspectives on Maladministration in Education: Theories, Research, and Critiques, pp. 79 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315150222
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Beyond “Leadership”', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 95 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_5
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Educational leadership research and the dismantling of public education', in Wilkinson J; Niesche R; Eacott S (ed.), Challenges for public education: Reconceptualising educational leadership, policy and social justice as resources for hope, Routledge, London, pp. 44 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429436765
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Embedded and Embodied Auctors', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 81 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_4
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Empowering educators through flipped school leadership?', in Netolicky DM; Andrews J; Paterson C (ed.), Flip the System Australia: What Matters in Education, Routledge, London, pp. 189 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429429620
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'From “Leading” to “Organizing”', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 3 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_1
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Overcoming Analytical Dualism', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 129 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_7
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Productive Thinking', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 143 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_8
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Relations, organising, leadership and education', in The Palgrave Handbook of Relational Sociology, pp. 641 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66005-9_32
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Response to Commentaries', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 251 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_16
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'The Matter of Context', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 113 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_6
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'The Relational Turn in Social Sciences', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 25 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_2
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Toward Relations in Educational Administration Theory', in Educational Leadership Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 43 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2_3
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Wilkinson J; Eacott S; Niesche R, 2018, 'Challenges for public education', in Challenges for Public Education, Routledge, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429436765-1
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Wilkinson J; Eacott S; Niesche R, 2018, 'Challenges for public education: Perils and possibilities for educational leadership, policy and social justice', in Wilkinson J; Niesche R; Eacott S (ed.), Challenges for public education: Reconceptualising educational leadership, policy and social justice as resources for hope, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 1 - 15, https://www.routledge.com/Challenges-for-Public-Education-Reconceptualising-Educational-Leadership/Wilkinson-Niesche-Eacott/p/book/9781138348226
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Eacott S, 2017, 'Beyond leadership: towards a ‘relational’ way of thinking', in Lakomski G; Eacott S; Evers CW (ed.), Questioning leadership: new directions for educational organisations, Routledge, London, pp. 17 - 30, https://www.routledge.com/Questioning-Leadership-New-directions-for-educational-organisations/Lakomski-Eacott-Evers/p/book/9781138183162
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Eacott S, 2017, 'Sociological Approaches to Educational Administration', in Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, Springer Singapore, pp. 2182 - 2187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_285
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Lakomski G; Evers CW; Eacott S, 2017, 'The future of leadership: New directions for leading and learning', in Lakomski G; Eacott S; Evers CW (ed.), Questioning leadership: new directions for educational organisations, Routledge, London, pp. 178 - 191, https://www.routledge.com/Questioning-Leadership-New-directions-for-educational-organisations/Lakomski-Eacott-Evers/p/book/9781138183162
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Demythologising ‘leadership’: The Trojan horse of managerialism', in Samier E (ed.), Ideologies in Educational Administration and Leadership, Routledge, New York, NY, pp. 159 - 175, https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138958586
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Disruptions in Production', in Ed.D. Programs as Incubators for Social Justice Leadership, SensePublishers, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-396-4_1
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Disruptions in production: Seeding the practice of questioning', in Ellis AL (ed.), Ed.D. Programs as Incubators for Social Justice Leadership, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-396-4
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Mobilising Bourdieu to think anew about educational leadership research', in Murphy M; Costa C (ed.), Theory as Method in Research: On Bourdieu, Social Theory and Education, Routledge, London, pp. 117 - 131, https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138900349
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Performance + leadership: Shifting institutional research performance', in Normore A; Brooks JS (ed.), The dark side of leadership: Identifying and overcoming unethical practice in organizations, Emerald, Bingley, UK, pp. 177 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1479-366020160000026011
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Sociological approaches to educational administration', in Peters M (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, Springer, Singapore, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_285-1
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Lakomski G; Evers CW, 2016, 'Challenging leadership: The issues', in Questioning Leadership: New Directions for Educational Organisations, pp. 3 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315678610
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Eacott S, 2015, 'Sociological approaches to educational administration and leadership', in Burgess D; Newton P (ed.), Educational Administration and Leadership: Theoretical Foundations, Routledge, New York, pp. 173 - 185, https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138825765
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Eacott S; Niesche R, 2013, 'Empirical leadership research: letting the data speak for themselves', in Eacott S; Niesche R (ed.), Empirical leadership research: letting the data speak for themselves, Untested Ideas Center, Niagara Falls,, pp. 1 - 14
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, 'Research as a political practice: the fallacy of data speaking for themselves', in Eacott S; Niesche R (ed.), Empirical leadership research: letting the data speak for themselves, Untested Ideas Center, Niagara Falls, pp. 215 - 229
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'An Alternate Research Programme', in School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times, SensePublishers, pp. 109 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1_7
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Engaging with the Literature', in School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times, SensePublishers, pp. 9 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1_2
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Lacking a Shared Vision', in School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times, SensePublishers, pp. 83 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1_5
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Leadership Preparation and School Planning', in School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times, SensePublishers, pp. 63 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1_4
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'New Look Strategic Leaders or a New Look at Strategy?', in School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times, SensePublishers, pp. 117 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1_8
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Strategy and the Principal', in School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times, SensePublishers, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1_1
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Strategy as Leadership', in School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times, SensePublishers, pp. 97 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1_6
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'What Do We Have Here?', in School Leadership and Strategy in Managerialist Times, SensePublishers, pp. 39 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1_3
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Bates RJ; Eacott S, 2009, 'Teaching educational leadership and administration in Australia', in Gunter H; Fitzgerald T (ed.), Educational administration and history: The state of the field, Routledge, London, pp. 69 - 80
  • Edited Books | 2018
    Wilkinson J; Niesche R; Eacott S, (eds.), 2018, Challenges for public education: Reconceptualising educational leadership. policy and social justice as resources for hope, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, https://www.routledge.com/Challenges-for-Public-Education-Reconceptualising-Educational-Leadership/Wilkinson-Niesche-Eacott/p/book/9781138348226
    Edited Books | 2017
    Lakomski G; Eacott S; Evers CW, (eds.), 2017, Questioning Leadership, Routledge, UK
    Edited Books | 2016
    Eacott S; Evers CW, (ed.), 2016, New Directions in Educational Leadership Theory, Routledge, UK
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Eacott S, 2024, 'The effect of abolishing the New Schools Policy on the provision of schools and enrolments in Australia', Journal of Educational Administration and History, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2024.2353020
    Journal articles | 2024
    Eacott S, 2024, 'The systemic implications of housing affordability for the teacher shortage: the case of New South Wales, Australia', Australian Educational Researcher, 51, pp. 733 - 755, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-023-00621-z
    Journal articles | 2024
    MacDonald K; Keddie A; Eacott S; Wilkinson J; Blackmore J; Niesche R; Gobby B, 2024, 'The spatiality of economic maldistribution in public-school funding in Australia: still a poisonous debate', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 56, pp. 180 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2023.2174952
    Journal articles | 2024
    Medlin L; Eacott S; Gilbert C; MacDonald K; Pettit CJ, 2024, 'Housing the Teacher Workforce: A Scoping Review', Education Sciences, 14, pp. 537 - 537, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/educsci14050537
    Journal articles | 2024
    Wilkinson J; MacDonald K; Keddie A; Gobby B; Eacott S; Niesche R; Blackmore J, 2024, 'School transformation in minoritized settings: a practice architectures lens', International Journal of Leadership in Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2024.2342296
    Journal articles | 2023
    Blackmore J; MacDonald K; Keddie A; Gobby B; Wilkinson J; Eacott S; Niesche R, 2023, 'Election or selection? School autonomy reform, governance and the politics of school councils', Journal of Education Policy, 38, pp. 547 - 566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2021.2022766
    Journal articles | 2023
    Eacott S; Niesche R; Keddie A; Blackmore J; Wilkinson J; Gobby B; MacDonald K, 2023, 'Autonomy, Instructional Leadership and Improving Outcomes–The LSLD Reforms in NSW, Australia', Leadership and Policy in Schools, 22, pp. 811 - 824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2022.2081212
    Journal articles | 2023
    Eacott S; Wainer C, 2023, 'Schooling on the margins: the problems and possibilities of Montessori schools in Australia', Cambridge Journal of Education, 53, pp. 551 - 566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2023.2189228
    Journal articles | 2023
    Eacott S, 2023, 'Schooling for equitable excellence: principles of systemic design', Journal of Educational Administration, 61, pp. 304 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEA-10-2022-0173
    Journal articles | 2023
    Eacott S, 2023, 'The principled principal: the case of Australian Steiner schools', International Journal of Educational Management, 37, pp. 737 - 751, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-10-2022-0411
    Journal articles | 2023
    MacDonald K; Keddie A; Blackmore J; Mahoney C; Wilkinson J; Gobby B; Niesche R; Eacott S, 2023, 'School autonomy reform and social justice: a policy overview of Australian public education (1970s to present)', Australian Educational Researcher, 50, pp. 307 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-021-00482-4
    Journal articles | 2023
    Niesche R; Eacott S; Keddie A; Gobby B; MacDonald K; Wilkinson J; Blackmore J, 2023, 'Principals’ perceptions of school autonomy and educational leadership', Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 51, pp. 1260 - 1277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/17411432211034174
    Journal articles | 2023
    Strnadová I; Eacott S; Danker J; Dowse L; Lenne B; Alonzo D; Tso M; Loblinzk J, 2023, 'Leading schools for specific purposes: a relational analysis of provision', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 55, pp. 146 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2022.2101989
    Journal articles | 2022
    Buchanan RA; Forster DJ; Douglas S; Nakar S; Boon HJ; Heath T; Heyward P; D’Olimpio L; Ailwood J; Eacott S; Smith S; Peters M; Tesar M, 2022, 'Philosophy of education in a new key: Exploring new ways of teaching and doing ethics in education in the 21st century', Educational Philosophy and Theory, 54, pp. 1178 - 1197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2021.1880387
    Journal articles | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'A relational enquiry into the provision of small schools', International Journal of Educational Research Open, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedro.2021.100119
    Journal articles | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'Pracademia: an answer but not the answer to an enduring question', Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 7, pp. 57 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-12-2020-0100
    Journal articles | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'The principals’ workday: a relational analysis', International Journal of Leadership in Education, 25, pp. 258 - 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2020.1725645
    Journal articles | 2022
    Gobby B; Wilkinson J; Keddie A; Blackmore J; Eacott S; MacDonald K; Niesche R, 2022, 'Managerial, professional and collective school autonomies: using material semiotics to examine the multiple realities of school autonomy', International Journal of Leadership in Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2022.2108507
    Journal articles | 2021
    Eacott S, 2021, 'Regional secondary school consolidation: theorizing an innovative model', Discourse, 42, pp. 323 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2019.1636209
    Journal articles | 2021
    Heffernan T; Eacott S; Bosetti L, 2021, 'Higher education leadership and context: a study of university vice-chancellors and presidents', International Journal of Educational Management, 35, pp. 1063 - 1073, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-02-2021-0061
    Journal articles | 2020
    Eacott S; Freeborn A, 2020, 'Regional and rural school consolidation: a scoping study of research literature', International Journal of Educational Management, 34, pp. 477 - 491, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-08-2019-0318
    Journal articles | 2020
    Eacott S; Macdonald K; Keddie A; Blackmore J; Wilkinson J; Niesche R; Gobby B; Fernandez I, 2020, 'COVID-19 and inequities in Australian education - insights on federalism, autonomy, and access', International Studies in Educational Administration, 48, pp. 6 - 14
    Journal articles | 2020
    Eacott S, 2020, 'Australian educational leadership research', Leading and Managing, 26, pp. 77 - 83
    Journal articles | 2020
    Eacott S, 2020, 'Educational leadership research, Twitter and the curation of followership', Leadership, Education, Personality: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2, pp. 91 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1365/s42681-020-00016-z
    Journal articles | 2020
    Eacott S, 2020, 'François dépelteau and the generation of a relational intellectual community', Digithum, 2020, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.7238/d.v0i26.374154
    Journal articles | 2020
    Eacott S, 2020, 'Relational Approaches to Educational Administration Research', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.647
    Journal articles | 2020
    Keddie A; Claire MacDonald K; Blackmore J; Eacott S; Gobby B; Mahoney C; Niesche R; Wilkinson J, 2020, 'School autonomy, marketisation and social justice: the plight of principals and schools', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 52, pp. 432 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2020.1818699
    Journal articles | 2020
    Keddie A; MacDonald K; Blackmore J; Wilkinson J; Gobby B; Niesche R; Eacott S; Mahoney C, 2020, 'The constitution of school autonomy in Australian public education: areas of paradox for social justice', International Journal of Leadership in Education, 25, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2020.1781934
    Journal articles | 2020
    Luan X; Eacott S; Vass G, 2020, 'Supplementary no more: a relational analysis of supplementary education in China', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 52, pp. 373 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2020.1726302
    Journal articles | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Ranting, raving and complaining: reflections on working against orthodoxy', International Journal of Leadership in Education, 22, pp. 774 - 782, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2018.1492025
    Journal articles | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Regional secondary school consolidation: A rationale and study protocol', Issues in Educational Research, 29, pp. 678 - 694, http://www.iier.org.au/iier29/eacott.pdf
    Journal articles | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Starting points for a relational approach to organizational theory: An overview', Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, 4, pp. 16 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.30828/real/2019.1.2
    Journal articles | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Taking context seriously: a relational approach to school leadership', The Australian Educational Leader, 41, pp. 28 - 30
    Journal articles | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'The problems and possibilities of the relational approach: An introduction to the special issue', Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, 4, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.30828/real/2019.1.1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'The relational approach and social epistemology in educational leadership: A rejoinder', Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, 4, pp. 166 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.30828/real/2019.1.7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Fluctuations in value: the shifting worth of journal articles in educational administration', Critical Studies in Education, 59, pp. 187 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2016.1186708
    Journal articles | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Social epistemology and the theory turn: a response to Niesche', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 50, pp. 316 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2018.1508128
    Journal articles | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Theoretical notes on a relational approach to principals’ time use', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 50, pp. 284 - 298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2018.1478804
    Journal articles | 2017
    Eacott S, 2017, 'A social epistemology for educational administration and leadership', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 49, pp. 196 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2017.1315380
    Journal articles | 2017
    Eacott S, 2017, 'School leadership and the cult of the guru: the neo-Taylorism of Hattie', School Leadership and Management, 37, pp. 413 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2017.1327428
    Journal articles | 2016
    Asuga G; Scevak J; Eacott S, 2016, 'Educational leadership, management and administration in Africa: an analysis of contemporary literature', School Leadership and Management, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2016.1247042
    Journal articles | 2016
    Asuga GN; Scevak J; Eacott S, 2016, 'Bringing a ‘Local’ Voice to a ‘Universal’ Discourse: School Leadership Preparation and Development in Kenya', International Studies in Educational Administration, 44, pp. 25 - 39
    Journal articles | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Advancing the Relational Research Program', Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 25, pp. 59 - 70, http://jeaf.ca/index.php/jeaf/article/view/68/31
    Journal articles | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Do principals need to be educators first?', Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 26, pp. 6 - 7
    Journal articles | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Methodological Notes on the Study of Educational Leadership Relationally', Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 25, pp. 3 - 14, http://jeaf.ca/index.php/jeaf/article/view/63/27
    Journal articles | 2015
    Asuga G; Eacott S; Scevak J, 2015, 'School leadership preparation and development in Kenya evaluating performance impact and return on leadership development investment', International Journal of Educational Management, 29, pp. 355 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-10-2013-0158
    Journal articles | 2015
    Eacott S; Evers C, 2015, 'New Frontiers in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Theory', Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47, pp. 307 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2014.977530
    Journal articles | 2015
    Eacott S, 2015, 'Problematising the Intellectual Gaze of the Educational Administration Scholar', Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47, pp. 312 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2014.976926
    Journal articles | 2015
    Eacott S, 2015, 'School autonomy and student outcomes', Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 25, pp. 1 - 3
    Journal articles | 2015
    Eacott S, 2015, 'The principalship, autonomy, and after', Journal of Educational Administration and History, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2015.996866
    Journal articles | 2015
    Eacott S, 2015, 'The principalship, autonomy, and after', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 47, pp. 414 - 431, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2015.996866
    Journal articles | 2014
    Eacott S; Asuga GN, 2014, 'School leadership preparation and development in Africa: A critical insight', Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 42, pp. 919 - 934, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741143214523013
    Journal articles | 2014
    Eacott S; Hodges K, 2014, 'The generative temporality of teaching under revision', Critical Studies in Education, 55, pp. 289 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2014.922488
    Journal articles | 2014
    Eacott S; Norris J, 2014, 'Managerial Rhetoric, Accountability, and School Leadership in Contemporary Australia', Leadership and Policy in Schools, 13, pp. 169 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2014.901395
    Journal articles | 2014
    Eacott S, 2014, 'Beyond the hype of 'leadership'', Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 24, pp. 1 - 3
    Journal articles | 2014
    Eacott S, 2014, 'Education policy, administration and theory: rethinking the institution as a firm', Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 24, pp. 58 - 66
    Journal articles | 2014
    Eacott S, 2014, 'The changing nature of Australian educational leadership research publications', Leading and Managing, 20, pp. 93 - 105
    Journal articles | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, '"Leadership" and the social: Time, space and the epistemic', International Journal of Educational Management, 27, pp. 91 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541311289846
    Journal articles | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, 'Asking questions of leadership: using social theory for more than critique', Leading and Managing, 19, pp. 19 - 31
    Journal articles | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, 'Rethinking 'leadership' in education: A research agenda', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45, pp. 113 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2013.768971
    Journal articles | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, 'The fallacy of ‘leadership’ data speaking for itself', Leadership and Policy Quarterly, 4, pp. 223 - 235
    Journal articles | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, 'The return on school leadership preparation and development programmes: A study on Australian university-based programmes', International Journal of Educational Management, 27, pp. 686 - 699, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-08-2012-0089
    Journal articles | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, 'Towards a theory of school leadership practice: A Bourdieusian perspective', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45, pp. 174 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2013.768966
    Journal articles | 2013
    Wilkinson J; Eacott S, 2013, 'Outsiders within? Deconstructing the educational administration scholar', International Journal of Leadership in Education, 16, pp. 191 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2012.750762
    Journal articles | 2013
    Wilkinson J; Eacott S, 2013, 'These disruptive times: Rethinking critical educational leadership', International Journal of Leadership in Education, 16, pp. 135 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2012.753320
    Journal articles | 2012
    Eacott S, 2012, 'Australian educational leadership today', AUSTRALIAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER, 39, pp. 385 - 387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-012-0063-y
    Journal articles | 2012
    Eacott S, 2012, 'Book Review: Australian school leadership edited by Neil Cranston and Lisa Ehrich', The Australian Educational Researcher, 39, pp. 385 - 387
    Journal articles | 2012
    Eacott S, 2012, 'Introducing undergraduate students to school leadership concepts', Journal of Educational Administration, 50, pp. 159 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578231211210521
    Journal articles | 2012
    Gladys N. Asuga , 2012, 'The learning needs of secondary school principals: An investigation in Nakuru district, Kenya', International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/ijeaps11.073
    Journal articles | 2012
    Scott Eacott , 2012, 'Exploring the leadership practice of school leaders: A pilot study', International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/ijeaps12.005
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Book Review: The pendulum swings by Bernard Barker', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 43, pp. 83 - 84
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Erratum: Bourdieu's Strategies and the challenge for educational leadership (International Journal of Leadership in Education (2003) 6:4)', International Journal of Leadership in Education, 14, pp. 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2011.569433
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Game changers', Education Review
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Leadership strategies: Re-conceptualising strategy for educational leadership', School Leadership and Management, 31, pp. 35 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2010.540559
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'New look leaders or a new look at leadership?', International Journal of Educational Management, 25, pp. 134 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541111107560
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'New look leaders or a new look at leadership?', Journal of European Industrial Training, 35, pp. 134 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541111107560
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Preparing 'educational' leaders in managerialist times: An Australian story', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 43, pp. 43 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2010.532865
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Public intellectualism and educational leadership', Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 21, pp. 1 - 2
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'School-based planning: the trojan horse of the state', Leading and Managing, 17, pp. 75 - 83
    Journal articles | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'The pendulum swings: transforming school reform', JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND HISTORY, 43, pp. 85 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2010.543020
    Journal articles | 2010
    Eacott DS, 2010, 'Tenure, functional track and strategic leadership', International Journal of Educational Management, 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541080000454
    Journal articles | 2010
    Eacott S; Holmes K, 2010, 'Leading mathematics education reform: solving a complex equation', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 12, pp. 84 - 97
    Journal articles | 2010
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Bourdieu's strategies and the challenge for educational leadership', International Journal of Leadership in Education, 13, pp. 265 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603120903410587
    Journal articles | 2010
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Challenging the orthodoxy of school leadership', Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 20, pp. 1 - 2
    Journal articles | 2010
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Lacking a Shared Vision: Practitioners and the Literature on the Topic of Strategy', Journal of School Leadership, 20, pp. 425 - 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/105268461002000403
    Journal articles | 2010
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Strategy as leadership: an alternative perspective to the construct of strategy', International Studies in Educational Administration, 38, pp. 55 - 64
    Journal articles | 2010
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Studying school leadership practice: A methodological discussion', Issues in Educational Research, 20, pp. 220 - 233
    Journal articles | 2010
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Tenure, functional track and strategic leadership', International Journal of Educational Management, 24, pp. 448 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541011056009
    Journal articles | 2009
    Eacott S, 2009, 'A review of Australian publications in educational leadership journals', Leading and Managing, 15, pp. 14 - 28
    Journal articles | 2009
    Eacott S, 2009, 'Book Review: Passionate leadership in education by Brent Davies and Tim Brighouse', Issues in Educational Research, 19, pp. 79 - 81
    Journal articles | 2008
    Bates R; Eacott S, 2008, 'Teaching educational leadership and administration in Australia', JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND HISTORY, 40, pp. 149 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620802210913
    Journal articles | 2008
    Eacott S, 2008, 'An analysis of contemporary literature on strategy in education', International Journal of Leadership in Education, 11, pp. 257 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603120701462111
    Journal articles | 2008
    Eacott S, 2008, 'Leading, managing and motivating staff towards achieving of school goals', The Australian Educational Leader, 30, pp. 28 - 31
    Journal articles | 2008
    Eacott S, 2008, 'Strategy in educational leadership: In search of unity', Journal of Educational Administration, 46, pp. 353 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578230810869284
    Journal articles | 2007
    Eacott S, 2007, 'Developing a framework for professional learning programs in schools', The Australian Educational Leader, 29, pp. 40 - 43
    Journal articles | 2007
    Eacott S, 2007, 'Strategy and the school principal', Journal of Catholic School Studies, 79, pp. 3 - 18
    Journal articles | 2006
    Eacott S, 2006, 'Strategy in schools: from direction to plan', The Australian Educational Leader, 28, pp. 24 - 26
    Journal articles | 2006
    Eacott S, 2006, 'Strategy: an educational leadership imperative', Perspectives on Educational Leadership, 16, pp. 1 - 2
    Journal articles | 2006
    Gamage DT; Eacott S; Ueyama T, 2006, 'Strategic leadership and planning for universities in the global economy', Education and Society, 24, pp. 49 - 65
    Journal articles | 2004
    Eacott S, 2004, 'Leading towards excellence: a model for implementing effective school-wide change', The Practising Administrator, 26, pp. 7 - 9
  • Reports | 2023
    Beswick K; Roberts P; Eacott S; Holden R; Alonzo D; Downes N; Mularcyzk L; Loughland T; Cridge S; Corbyn E; Bedford M, 2023, Rural and Regional Education Project: Final Report, https://education.nsw.gov.au/content/dam/main-education/teaching-and-learning/regional-rural-remote/reports/rural-and-regional-education-project-final-report.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Eacott S, 2023, 'Housing and transport affordability for school staff and its impact on systemic workforce planning', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 27 November 2023 - 30 November 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Eacott S, 2023, 'Systemic design for equitable excellence: testing the New South Wales context', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 27 November 2023 - 30 November 2023
    Reports | 2022
    Eacott S; Munoz Rivera F; Wainer C; Raad A, 2022, Montessori education in Australian schools: charting a path, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28143
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'Estimating the effect of choice and autonomy reforms on school systems in Australia', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 27 November 2022 - 01 December 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'Introducing relational analysis into the provision of education', presented at International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement, 05 January 2022 - 11 January 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'Pracademia: a answer but not the question most think', presented at International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement, 05 January 2022 - 11 January 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, 'The operational and strategic impact of a teacher shortage on school leadership', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 27 November 2022 - 01 December 2022
    Reports | 2022
    Eacott S, 2022, Building education systems for equity and inclusion, Gonski Institute for Education, Sydney, NSW, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28359
    Reports | 2021
    Eacott S; Loughland T; Niesche R; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2021, High-impact school leadership: case study 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28007
    Reports | 2021
    Eacott S; Loughland T; Niesche R; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2021, High-impact school leadership: case study 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28014
    Reports | 2021
    Eacott S; Munoz Rivera F, 2021, Steiner 2021: The curation of contemporary education, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28094, https://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/permalink/f/5gm2j3/unsworks_modsunsworks_77171
    Reports | 2021
    Eacott S; Niesche R; Heffernan A; Loughland T; Gobby B; Durksen T, 2021, High-impact school leadership in regional, rural and remote schools, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28010, https://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/permalink/f/5gm2j3/unsworks_modsunsworks_75297
    Reports | 2021
    Eacott S; Niesche R; Loughland T; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2021, High-impact school leadership: case study 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28011
    Reports | 2021
    Eacott S; Niesche R; Loughland T; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2021, High-impact school leadership: case study 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28009
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Eacott S, 2021, 'Building education systems for equity and inclusion', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, 25 October 2021 - 05 November 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Eacott S, 2021, 'Entrepreneurship, not all its cracked up to be', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education, 28 November 2021 - 02 December 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Eacott S, 2021, 'Small schools as vital pillars of the educational ecosystem', presented at Canadian Sociological Association Annual Congress, 19 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Eacott S, 2021, 'Small schools for equity and inclusion', presented at World Educational leadership Summit, 27 September 2021 - 29 September 2021
    Reports | 2020
    Eacott S; Davison C, 2020, Evaluation of Griffith Secondary School Reform: Interim report year 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28013
    Reports | 2020
    Eacott S; Raffe C; Niesche R; Loughland T; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2020, Attracting and retaining high impact school leaders and educators in regional, rural and remote schools. Report 1: Barriers and Challenges, 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28006
    Reports | 2020
    Eacott S; Raffe C; Niesche R; Loughland T; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2020, Attracting and retaining high impact school leaders and educators in regional, rural and remote schools. Report 3: Non-monetary Incentives, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28012
    Reports | 2020
    Eacott S; Raffe C; Niesche R; Loughland T; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2020, Attracting and retaining high-impact school leaders and educators in regional, rural and remote schools. Report 2: High-Impact Leadership, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28008
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Overcoming substantialism through methodology not methods', presented at The 88th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 01 June 2019 - 07 June 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Recasting the image of ‘the school’ through a relational analysis', presented at The 88th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 01 June 2019 - 07 June 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Beyond leadership: a relational approach to organizations', presented at XIX International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15 July 2018 - 21 July 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Educational leadership researchers, (social) scientific credibility, and the Kardashian index', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, 02 December 2018 - 06 December 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Empowering educators through flipped school leadership', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, 02 December 2018 - 06 December 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Twitter tagging cartels, social science Kardashians, and the cult of the guru', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, 02 December 2018 - 06 December 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Eacott S; Stemler S, 2017, 'Principals' exepriences of temporality', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2017 - 07 December 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Eacott S, 2017, 'Beyond leadership: a relational approach to organizational theory in education', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education, Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2017 - 07 December 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Eacott S, 2017, 'Ranting, raving and complaining: reflections on speaking outside the orthodoxy', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education, Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2017 - 07 December 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Eacott S, 2017, 'The Principals' Experiencing Time (PET) work: theoretical resources', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2017 - 07 December 2017
    Reports | 2017
    Eacott S, 2017, Evaluation of the UNSW Sydney, Beverly Hills Girls High School and South Sydney High School Professional Experience Hub School Program
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Moses J; Eacott S, 2017, 'A case study of principals' experiences of time', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2017 - 07 December 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Stemler S; Eacott S, 2017, 'The Principals Experiencing Time (PET) work: project design', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2017 - 07 December 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Outlining the research design of a relational project on principals' time use', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 27 November 2016 - 01 December 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Problems and possibilities of a relational approach', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 27 November 2016 - 01 December 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Sketching a relational approach to principals' time use', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, 27 November 2016 - 01 December 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Theoretical notes on a relational approach to principals' time use', presented at American Educational Research Association - Principals' Time Use, Canberra, Australia, 31 July 2016 - 03 August 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Eacott S; Hayes P, 2015, 'Building professional learning networks virtually: the growth of #acelchat', presented at Australian Council for Educational Leaders Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, 30 September 2015 - 02 October 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Eacott S, 2015, 'Debunking 'leadership' through theory', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 29 November 2015 - 03 December 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Eacott S, 2015, 'Thinking beyond 'leadership': towards a relational approach', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 29 November 2015 - 03 December 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Eacott S, 2015, 'We need to talk about 'leadership'', presented at Australian Council for Educational Leadership Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, 30 September 2015 - 02 October 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Asuga GN; Eacott S; Scevak J, 2014, 'Bringing a 'local' voice to a 'universal' discourse: school leadership preparation and development in Kenya', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 30 November 2014 - 04 December 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Eacott S, 2014, 'Beyond entity thinking: opening up educational leadership through relations', presented at Autonomy, School Leadership and Social Justice Symposium, 04 November 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Eacott S, 2014, 'The principalship, autonomy and after', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 30 November 2014 - 04 December 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Eacott S, 2014, 'Towards a relational approach to scholarship in educational leadership, management and administration', presented at 2nd Annual Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Theory Workshop, 03 July 2014 - 04 July 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Asuga GN; Eacott S; Scevak J, 2013, 'School leadership preparation and development in Kenya', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 01 December 2013 - 05 December 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, 'Leadership research as a political activity: the problems of 'letting the data speak for themselves'', presented at 1st Untested Ideas Center Conference, 18 June 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, 'Navigating the contemporary policy terrain: speaking back through our identity', presented at 6th Catholic Educational Leadership Conference, 16 August 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Eacott S, 2013, 'Using Indigenous management research to construct, deconstruct and reconstruct school leadership in Kenya', presented at Australian and New Zealand International and Comparative Education Society Conference, 27 November 2013 - 30 November 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Asuga GN; Eacott S, 2012, 'Evaluating school leadership preparation and development in Kenya', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 02 December 2012 - 06 December 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Eacott S, 2012, 'Beyond value and values: interrogating school leadership through Boltanski's economies of worth', presented at 17th Annual Values and Leadership Conference, 03 October 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Eacott S, 2012, 'Educational administration and science: problematizing the intellectual gaze', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 02 December 2012 - 06 December 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Eacott S, 2012, 'Is it worth it? Investigating the return on school leadership preparation and development programmes', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 02 December 2012 - 06 December 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Eacott S, 2012, 'School leadership, public intellectualism and future schooling', presented at Australian Council for Educational Leaders Annual Conference, 01 October 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Gore J; Miller W; Bowe J; Eacott S; O'Heir P, 2012, 'Leadership and the circulation of power in building capacity to improve pedagogy', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 02 December 2012 - 06 December 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Hodges K; Eacott S, 2012, 'The consecration of experience in the field', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 02 December 2012 - 06 December 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Morrison J; Eacott S; Miller W; Gore J, 2012, 'Principled principals: leading large-scale equity reforms in schools', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 02 December 2012 - 06 December 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Eacott S, 2011, 'School leadership practice: a Bourdieusian perspective', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 27 November 2011 - 01 December 2011
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Disrupting educational leadership discourse: bringing a critical edge', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 28 November 2010 - 02 December 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Learning across boundaries: a partnership between the University of Newcastle and the Association of Teacher Education Institutions, Mindanao', presented at Australian Council for Educational Leaders Annual Conference, 29 September 2010 - 01 October 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Eacott S, 2010, 'School leadership: Engaging in the conversation of the world?', presented at Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration Conference, 29 September 2010 - 01 October 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Eacott S, 2009, 'New look leaders or a new look at leadership? Re-conceptualising the principalship for the future of Australian education', presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, 29 November 2009 - 03 December 2009
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Bates R; Eacott S, 2008, 'Sources for teaching leadership and administration: the Australian experience', presented at British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, 03 September 2008 - 06 September 2008
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Eacott S, 2008, 'Contemporary educational leadership as a panoptic process', presented at Australian Council for Educational Leaders Annual Conference, 30 September 2008 - 02 October 2008
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Eacott S, 2007, 'An analysis of contemporary literature on strategy in education', presented at The University of Newcastle, School of Education Research Conference, 29 March 2007
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Eacott S, 2007, 'Demographic proxies, strategy and educational leadership', presented at NSW Institute for Educational Research Conference, 01 June 2007
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Eacott S, 2007, 'Strategy and the practising educational leader', presented at Directions for Catholic Educational Leadership in the 21st Century: The Vision, Challenges and Reality, 29 July 2007 - 01 August 2007
    Conference Presentations | 2006
    Eacott S, 2006, 'The strategic leadership behaviours of public primary school principals', presented at The University of Newcastle, School of Education Research Conference, 23 March 2006
    Conference Presentations | 2005
    Eacott S, 2005, 'A framework for programming using quality teaching', presented at Pedagogy in Practice, 20 January 2005
    Preprints |
    Eacott S, Educational Leadership Researchers, (Social) Scientific Credibility, and the Kardashian Index, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3248811

A representative sample of externally funded grants since 2015 includes:

  • Eacott, S. & Soundararaj, B. (2023-2024). Building a Unique Integrated Linked Dataset of Education and social Reporting [BUILDER]. Research Infrastructure Scheme.
  • Eacott, S. & Baldry, E. (2022). Building education systems for equity, excellence, and inclusion. Academy of Social Sciences Australia Workshop Program.
  • Eacott, S. (2021). Steiner Education Australia Leadership (SEAL) project. Steiner Education Australia.
  • Beswick, K., Piccoli, A., Roberts, P., Holden, R., Eacott, S., Loughland, T., & Alonzo, D. (2020-2021). Rural and Remote Education (RaRE) project. New South Wales Department of Education.
  • Keddie, A., Blackmore, J., Wilkinson, J., Gobby, B., Niesche, R., & Eacott, S. (2019-2021). School autonomy reform and social justice in Australian public education. Australian Research Council Discovery Project [DP190100190],
  • Eacott, S., Niesche, R., Loughland, T., Durksen, T., Heffernan, A., & Gobby, B. (2019-2020). School leadership and teaching incentives and impact. Australian Department of Education and Training.
  • Wainer, C. & Eacott, S. (2019). Regional secondary school consolidation: experiments in leadership. New South Wales Institute for Educational Research Grant.
  • Eacott, S., & Davison, C. (2018-2021). Griffith secondary school reform. New South Wales Department of Education.
  • Eacott, S., Davison, C., & Morsy, L. (2017-2018). Secondary school reform: a scoping study. New South Wales Department of Education.
  • Eacott, S. (2016-2017). School-university partnerships. External Industry Partners.
  • Gallagher, R. & Eacott, S. (2015). Relations, organizing and leadership in education. New South Wales Institute of Educational Research.

  • Highly ranked scholar (#13 Educational Leadership) for the last five years, ScholarGPS, 2024
  • Neil Cranston Lecture, Australian Association for Education Research - Educational Leadership Special Interest Group, 2021
  • Education Research Award, Australian Council for Educational Leaders (NSW), 2021
  • Most outstanding reviewer, International Journal of Educational Management, 2020
  • The Educator's Hotlist, 2019
  • Australia's leading researcher in the field of Educational Administration (The Australian Research Magazine), 2018
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Saskatchewan (Canada), 2018
  • Visiting Scholar, Western University (Canada), 2018
  • Hedley Beare Award - Most Outstanding Educational Leadership Writing (Australian Council for Educational Leaders), 2015
  • Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper of the Year (2013, International Journal of Educational Management), 2014
  • Book Editor of the Year, Untested Ideas Center (Niagara Falls, NY), 2013
  • Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (NSW), 2012
  • Emerald / ALCS African Management Research Award, 2012
  • Highly Commended, Emerald Literati Outstanding papers of the Year (2011, International Journal of Educational Management), 2012
  • Emerging Research Leaders Program, 2011-2012
  • Australian Leadership Award (AusAID), 2010
  • Highly Commended, Emerald / EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, Educational Leadership and Strategy (Sponsor Journal of Educational Administration), 2009
  • Runner-up, 7th Annual Emerging Scholar in Educational Leadership Award, 2009
  • The University of Newcastle Teaching and Learning Fellowship, 2007-2008

There is a global teacher shortage. UNESCO modelling estimates an additional 44M teachers are needed by 2030. Australian Government modelling indicates a >4,000 shortfall by 2025. 61% of Australian schools report daily activities being compromised by staffing issues, and 10,000 lessons go uncovered a day in New South Wales alone. $328M has been invested in a National Teacher Workforce Plan. However, initiatives to attract and retain teachers mean little if teachers cannot afford to live within commuting distance of their workplace. Professor Eacott's research program is dedicated to developing the necessary explanatory tools and resources to respond effectively to the systemic implications of housing affordability on the teacher shortage. This research program has the following aims:

  • Establish novel estimates of the distribution of the school education workforce and the accessibility of schools.

Our researchers seek to develop tools for government, systems, schools, and educators to better understand the intersection of housing affordability, the teachers shortage, and the accessibility of schools.

  • Develop state-of-the-art models of the accessibility of schools for their workforce to support the functionality and effectiveness of systems to deliver educational and social outcomes.

We bring broad interdisciplinary and methodological expertise to enrich the methodological toolkit for research and generate unparalleled data to enhance the validity of sensitive and controversial policy decisions regarding workforce distribution, housing affordability, and the accessibility of schools.

  • Generate a body of robust empirical evidence to inform policy at a national and international level, locating the team as an international authority on systemic design and its impact.

We aim to increase the quality of systemic decision-making through the provision of high-quality research accessible to multiple audiences. Through attention to fundamental concerns for policy makers at a national and international level our research will facilitate targeted and tailored intervention design.

Working at the intersection of education, geospatial analysis, economics of education, urban planning, sociology, demography, among others, and therefore leveraging cutting-edge analytical methods from multiple disciplines, Professor Eacott's ambitious research program aims to move beyond individual disciplinary based ways of understanding educational issues and its impact to not just inform policy decisions but explicitly contribute to re-designing the provision of education to deliver equitable and inclusive education at scale.

FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, AND RESOURCES

In addition to standard office facilities and computing equipment, Professor Eacott has a Mobile Interactive Touchscreen Workstation (65" Commbox Pulse touch display and Motorised tilt stand / trolley) and in 2024 will be adding a 75" wall mounted Commbox display screen. This equipment enables interactive team meetings working with data and showcasing research data and evidence to visiting collaborators, partners, and university guests.

Existing resources include the Steiner and Montessori Schools Dashboard (built on collaboration with colleagues from the City Futures Research Centre), and in the second half of 2024 we will be launching the Building a Unique Integrated Dataset of Education and social Reporting [BUILDER] project which is a cloud-based interactive portal utilising education, social, and housing data, and the Housing Affordability and Teaching Shortage (HATS) dashboard, a time series interactive map of housing and rental costs against teacher salaries.   

GET INVOLVED

Doctoral, masters by research, and honours candidates

Please see the 'My Research Supervision' section below.

Visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows, research interns, and collaborators

Professor Eacott welcomes proposals from highly motivated and talented researchers who believe they have the potential to contribute and make a significant contribution to advancing his research through post-docs, research internships, visiting scholars, and collaborations. If you are interested in working as part of the program, please send an email to discuss possibilities to Professor Eacott.

Government and key stakeholders

If you work in government or an organization and wish to partner with the team to undertake research, please contact Professor Eacott to discuss options. These can range from a specific case study within a larger project through to a targeted and tailored project.

Systems or group of schools

If you work in an education system and want to undertake a sub-set of the projects in your schools or across a group of schools, please contact Professor Eacott to discuss options. These can range from including your school(s) as site within the larger project or a targeted and tailored project.

Based on his research expertise, Professor Eacott has been engaged by a number of government and industry organizations including:

  • UNESCO 2024/25 GEM Report
  • Commonwealth Department of Education
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Australian Academy of Social Sciences
  • National School Resourcing Board
  • Data Insights Across Departments (DESE)
  • New South Wales Department of Education
  • Steiner Education Australia
  • Montessori Australia
  • Montessori Schools and Centres Australia
  • Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office
  • RMIT Fact Check
  • Major print, radio, and online media (e.g., ABC, Fairfax, NewsCorp) 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF EDITORIAL BOARDS

  • Educational Management, Administration & Leadership (2017-)
  • Educational Leadership Theory book series (Springer, Founding Co-Editor, 2017-)
  • Relational Sociology book series (Palgrave, 2015-)
  • Journal of Applied Social Theory (2015-)
  • Research in Educational Administration and Leadership (Section, Australia/Pacific Editor, 2015-)
  • International Journal of Educational Management (2013-)
  • Leading & Managing (2013-)
  • Journal of Educational Administration and History (2013-, including Book Review Editor 2013-2017)
  • International Journal of Leadership in Education (2013-)
  • Leadership and Policy Quarterly (2012-)
  • Perspectives in Educational Leadership (2011-2014)
  • Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (2009-2015) 

MEMBERSHIP

  • American Educational Research Association 2010-
  • British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society 2010-2015
  • Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management 2010-2015
  • Australian Association for Educational Research 2008-
  • Australian Council for Educational Leaders 2003-2016

My Research Supervision

Current supervised topics include:

- Housing affordability and the teaching workforce in Victoria, Australia

- Designing systems to address identify and support vulnerable students

- Re-organising schools to improve equity and excellence

- Improving school conditions for teacher well-being

My Teaching

Using a variety of approaches in his teaching, Professor Eacott's classes are distinctive for their privileging of rigorous and robust discussion and debate of key issues. Unlike traditional lecture or tutorial models, Professor Eacott explicitly engages with participants by challenging their ways of thinking and seeking to develop a commitment to public intellectualism. Current courses taught include:

EDST5142 Education in Context [post-graduate, Term 3 2024]

The claim that context matters is ubiquitous in education. What that means and how it plays out in the provision of education across the lifespan and within and beyond traditional education sites is far less known. This course is designed to deepen your understanding of the intimate relations between education and context. Whether you work in early childhood, schools, tertiary environments or non-traditional spaces (e.g., health, military, non-for-profit, corporates), understanding contexts is imperative to achieving the best possible outcomes. This requires you to think beyond the boundaries of any individual educational site and consider the interplay of demography, geolocation, socio-economic status, access to services, among others, and the provision of education. To do this, you will systematically engage with large-scale education and social data to bring to life the theoretical and conceptual tools necessary to analyse, evaluate, problematise and reconstruct the provision of education.

EDST5433 Organizational Theory in Education [post-graduate, Term 3 2024]

In this course, you will engage in the application of organisation theory to education, and consider scientific management theory, bureaucracy and professional educators, human relations, open systems theory and contemporary critiques of conventional theories of educational organisations. In addition, you will consider important aspects of organisation, including educational goals, organisational culture, educational technology, the educational environment, inter-organisational linkages, organisational effectiveness, and alternative theories of educational organisation.

EDST5608 Instructional Leadership [post-graduate, Term 2 2024]

Judgements regarding effective schools, leaders and teachers have long been grounded in ideas of instructional leadership. In this course, you will examine the research literature relevant to instructional leadership as well as providing practical strategies for building school capacity. Criteria used to evaluate instruction will be considered as well as the relationship between leadership, culture and student outcomes. Contributions made by the principal, team leaders, teachers, community, systems, peers and individual students will be examined. Leadership processes which contribute to improved student outcomes will be analysed. Case studies, both nationally and internationally, of effective and ineffective schools and systems will provide the basis of a strategic framework for future planning. You should be able to relate the knowledge you gain from this course to your own personal and professional contexts.

 

COMING IN 2025, EDST5155 BUILDING EDUCATION SYSTEMS part of a new specialisation of 'Education Systems' within the Master of Education and Graduate Certificate in Education.