Teaching educational leadership and administration in Australia

Bates, Richard 2008, Teaching educational leadership and administration in Australia, Journal of educational administration and history, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 149-160.

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Title Teaching educational leadership and administration in Australia
Author(s) Bates, Richard
Journal name Journal of educational administration and history
Volume number 40
Issue number 2
Start page 149
End page 160
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2008-08
ISSN 0022-0620
1478-7431
Keyword(s) teaching
educational leadership
educational administration
Australia
Summary Despite the ubiquity of programmes in educational administration and leadership little is known about the resources used to teach them. This article reviews the sources currently employed in such programmes in Australia by examining the textbooks, book chapters and journal articles specified for 53 separate units (papers) offered at 15 of the key institutions that responded to requests for copies of their reading lists. Surprisingly, few of the units prescribed textbooks (35), relying instead on book chapters (243) and journal articles (362). While there was a very eclectic spread of sources across institutions, 10 major themes emerged. However, there appeared to be little emphasis on Australian research on educational leadership and little reference to major Australian authors of the previous decades. This may be because the field has become global. The second part of the article therefore examines an audit of the contributions made by Australian authors to the global literature represented by leading journals in the field. The audit shows that during the period 1977-2007 an average of 12-13% of papers in key journals were contributed by Australian authors, perhaps more than might be expected given the comparative size of the Australian community.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017495

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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