Associate Professor Scott   Eacott
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Scott Eacott

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
School of Education

An enduring issue for governments and systems has been how best to organise education to ensure equitable and inclusive education for all. A/Prof Eacott's research program has been dedicated to developing the necessary explanatory resources (e.g., relational theory) to respond effectively to the empirical question of how best to organise education. A key contribution has been the development of the Relational Inquiry into the Provision of Education (RIPE) analytical framework. This relatively new theoretical approach for organizational theory in education offers a methodological framework for the study of the provision of education at multiple levels.

Building from his relational approach, RIPE analysis comprise five phases:

  • Articulating the underlying generative assumptions on the purpose(s) of education (or a given topic);
  • Locating assumptions within different perspectives on the topic;
  • Investigating how those assumptions play out in practice;
  • Describing and explaining activities without imposing judgement; and
  • Using all of the above to show how things are and could be different.

Working at the intersection of education, sociology, demography, economics, planning, among others, and therefore leveraging cutting-edge analytical methods from multiple disciplines all held together through relational theory, A/Prof Eacott's ambitious research program aims to move beyond individual disciplinary based ways of understanding education 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.

A/Prof Eacott's distinctive relational approach has led to invitations to run workshops and give talks in Norway, Canada, the USA, Indonesia, South Africa, Mexico and throughout Australia. He has authored more than 100 publications, led major research projects (funding >$1.8M) and successfully translated his research into policy and practice. Typical projects employing his RIPE analysis involve working collaboratively with systems, school leadership teams, and school communities to co-design plans to best meet the needs of all involved.

Phone
+61 2 9385 0704
Location
G15 Morven Brown Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Management, Leadership, and Governance in Primary Education (Australia)', in Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies, Bloomsbury Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350996267.0006
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Management, Leadership, and Governance in Secondary Education (Australia)', in Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies, Bloomsbury Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350996281.0016
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Edited Books | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Books | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2018, Beyond Leadership, Springer Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Edited Books | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Lakomski G; Eacott S; Evers CW, (eds.), 2017, Questioning Leadership, Routledge, UK
    Books | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2017, Beyond Leadership A Relational Approach to Organizational Theory in Education, Springer
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315661155
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315707303
    Books | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Evers C, 2016, New Directions in Educational Leadership Theory
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Edited Books | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Evers CW, (ed.), 2016, New Directions in Educational Leadership Theory, Routledge, UK
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2015
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315739731
    Books | 2015
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2013
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Books | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2011, Educational leadership and strategy in managerialist times, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-657-1
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Books | 2009
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2009, The strategic leadership of public school principals: An Australian study
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, 2021, '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, pp. 1 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2021.1880387
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2021, 'Regional secondary school consolidation: theorizing an innovative model', Discourse, vol. 42, pp. 323 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2019.1636209
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2021, 'Pracademia: an answer but not the answer to an enduring question', Journal of Professional Capital and Community, vol. ahead-of-print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-12-2020-0100
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, vol. 35, pp. 1063 - 1073, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-02-2021-0061
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Luan X; Eacott S; Vass G, 2020, 'Supplementary no more: a relational analysis of supplementary education in China', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 52, pp. 373 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2020.1726302
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, vol. 52, pp. 432 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2020.1818699
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2020, 'François dépelteau and the generation of a relational intellectual community', Digithum, vol. 2020, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.7238/d.v0i26.374154
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2020.1781934
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, vol. 48, pp. 6 - 14
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2020, 'Australian educational leadership research', Leading and Managing, vol. 26, pp. 77 - 83
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2020, 'Relational Approaches to Educational Administration Research', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.647
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Freeborn A, 2020, 'Regional and rural school consolidation: a scoping study of research literature', International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 34, pp. 477 - 491, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-08-2019-0318
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2020, 'The principals’ workday: a relational analysis', International Journal of Leadership in Education, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2020.1725645
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2020, 'Educational leadership research, Twitter and the curation of followership', Leadership, Education, Personality: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 2, pp. 91 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1365/s42681-020-00016-z
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Ranting, raving and complaining: reflections on working against orthodoxy', International Journal of Leadership in Education, vol. 22, pp. 774 - 782, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2018.1492025
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Regional secondary school consolidation: A rationale and study protocol', Issues in Educational Research, vol. 29, pp. 678 - 694, http://www.iier.org.au/iier29/eacott.pdf
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2019, 'The problems and possibilities of the relational approach: An introduction to the special issue', Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.30828/real/2019.1.1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2019, 'Starting points for a relational approach to organizational theory: An overview', Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, vol. 4, pp. 16 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.30828/real/2019.1.2
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2019, 'The relational approach and social epistemology in educational leadership: A rejoinder', Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, vol. 4, pp. 166 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.30828/real/2019.1.7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Social epistemology and the theory turn: a response to Niesche', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 50, pp. 316 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2018.1508128
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Theoretical notes on a relational approach to principals’ time use', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 50, pp. 284 - 298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2018.1478804
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2018, 'Fluctuations in value: the shifting worth of journal articles in educational administration', Critical Studies in Education, vol. 59, pp. 187 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2016.1186708
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2017, 'School leadership and the cult of the guru: the neo-Taylorism of Hattie', School Leadership and Management, vol. 37, pp. 413 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2017.1327428
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2017, 'A social epistemology for educational administration and leadership', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 49, pp. 196 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2017.1315380
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Asuga G; Scevak J; Eacott S, 2016, 'Educational leadership, management and administration in Africa: an analysis of contemporary literature', School Leadership and Management, vol. 36, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2016.1247042
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Advancing the Relational Research Program', Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, vol. 25, pp. 59 - 70, http://jeaf.ca/index.php/jeaf/article/view/68/31
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2016, 'Methodological Notes on the Study of Educational Leadership Relationally', Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, vol. 25, pp. 3 - 14, http://jeaf.ca/index.php/jeaf/article/view/63/27
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, vol. 44, pp. 25 - 39
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, vol. 29, pp. 355 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-10-2013-0158
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Evers C, 2015, 'New Frontiers in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Theory', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, pp. 307 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2014.977530
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2015, 'Problematising the Intellectual Gaze of the Educational Administration Scholar', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, pp. 312 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2014.976926
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2015, 'The principalship, autonomy, and after', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 47, pp. 414 - 431, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2015.996866
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Norris J, 2014, 'Managerial Rhetoric, Accountability, and School Leadership in Contemporary Australia', Leadership and Policy in Schools, vol. 13, pp. 169 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2014.901395
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Asuga GN, 2014, 'School leadership preparation and development in Africa: A critical insight', Educational Management Administration and Leadership, vol. 42, pp. 919 - 934, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741143214523013
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Hodges K, 2014, 'The generative temporality of teaching under revision', Critical Studies in Education, vol. 55, pp. 289 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2014.922488
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Wilkinson J; Eacott S, 2013, 'Outsiders within? Deconstructing the educational administration scholar', International Journal of Leadership in Education, vol. 16, pp. 191 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2012.750762
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2013, 'The return on school leadership preparation and development programmes: A study on Australian university-based programmes', International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 27, pp. 686 - 699, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-08-2012-0089
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2013, 'Towards a theory of school leadership practice: A Bourdieusian perspective', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 45, pp. 174 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2013.768966
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Wilkinson J; Eacott S, 2013, 'These disruptive times: Rethinking critical educational leadership', International Journal of Leadership in Education, vol. 16, pp. 135 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2012.753320
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2013, 'Rethinking 'leadership' in education: A research agenda', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 45, pp. 113 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2013.768971
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2013, '"Leadership" and the social: Time, space and the epistemic', International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 27, pp. 91 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541311289846
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/ijeaps11.073
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2012, 'Australian educational leadership today', AUSTRALIAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER, vol. 39, pp. 385 - 387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-012-0063-y
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2012, 'Introducing undergraduate students to school leadership concepts', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 50, pp. 159 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578231211210521
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Scott Eacott , 2012, 'Exploring the leadership practice of school leaders: A pilot study', International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/ijeaps12.005
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2011, 'The pendulum swings: transforming school reform', JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND HISTORY, vol. 43, pp. 85 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2010.543020
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Leadership strategies: Re-conceptualising strategy for educational leadership', School Leadership and Management, vol. 31, pp. 35 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632434.2010.540559
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2011, 'Preparing 'educational' leaders in managerialist times: An Australian story', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 43, pp. 43 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2010.532865
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2011, 'New look leaders or a new look at leadership?', Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 35, pp. 134 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541111107560
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2011, 'New look leaders or a new look at leadership?', International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 25, pp. 134 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541111107560
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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, vol. 14, pp. 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2011.569433
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Bourdieu's strategies and the challenge for educational leadership', International Journal of Leadership in Education, vol. 13, pp. 265 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603120903410587
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Studying school leadership practice: A methodological discussion', Issues in Educational Research, vol. 20, pp. 220 - 233
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Tenure, functional track and strategic leadership', International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 24, pp. 448 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541011056009
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2010, 'Lacking a Shared Vision: Practitioners and the Literature on the Topic of Strategy', Journal of School Leadership, vol. 20, pp. 425 - 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/105268461002000403
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott DS, 2010, 'Tenure, functional track and strategic leadership', International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513541080000454
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Journal articles | 2008
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Bates R; Eacott S, 2008, 'Teaching educational leadership and administration in Australia', JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND HISTORY, vol. 40, pp. 149 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620802210913
    Journal articles | 2008
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2008, 'Strategy in educational leadership: In search of unity', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 46, pp. 353 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578230810869284
    Journal articles | 2008
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2008, 'An analysis of contemporary literature on strategy in education', International Journal of Leadership in Education, vol. 11, pp. 257 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603120701462111
    Journal articles | 2006
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Gamage DT; Eacott S; Ueyama T, 2006, 'Strategic leadership and planning for universities in the global economy', Education and Society, vol. 24, pp. 49 - 65
  • Reports | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Niesche R; Heffernan A; Loughland T; Gobby B; Durksen T, 2021, High-impact school leadership in regional, rural and remote schools
    Reports | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Reports | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Reports | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Reports | 2020
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Davison C, 2020, Evaluation of Griffith Secondary School Reform: Interim report year 1
    Reports | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S, 2017, Evaluation of the UNSW Sydney, Beverly Hills Girls High School and South Sydney High School Professional Experience Hub School Program, New South Wales Department of Education
  • Other | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Loughland T; Niesche R; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2021, High-impact school leadership: case study 4
    Other | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Loughland T; Niesche R; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2021, High-impact school leadership: case study 3
    Other | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Niesche R; Loughland T; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2021, High-impact school leadership: case study 2
    Other | 2021
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    Eacott S; Niesche R; Loughland T; Durksen T; Heffernan A; Gobby B, 2021, High-impact school leadership: case study 1
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2019
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2018
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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 | 2017
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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
    Associate Professor Scott Eacott
    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

Awards

  • 2021 Education Research Award, Australian Council for Educational Leaders (NSW)
  • 2020 Most outstanding reviewer, International Journal of Educational Management
  • 2019 The Educator's Hotlist
  • 2018 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)
  • 2015 Hedley Beare Award - Most Outstanding Educational Leadership Writing (Australian Council for Educational Leaders)
  • 2014 Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper of the Year (2013)
    International Journal of Educational Management
  • 2013 Book Editor of the Year, Untested Ideas Center (Niagara Falls, NY)
  • 2012 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
  • 2011-2012 Emerging Research Leaders Programme
    (Sponsored by Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research)
  • 2010 Australian Leadership Award – Fellowship (AusAID)
  • 2009 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
    (Sponsored by International Journal of Leadership in Education)
  • 2007-08 The University of Newcastle Teaching and Learning Fellowship

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