Educational Leadership Theory

Beyond Leadership

A Relational Approach to Organizational Theory in Education

Authors: Eacott, Scott

  • Offers the most comprehensive survey of contemporary dialogue and debate on relational approaches to educational administration and leadership
  • Articulates and justifies a distinctive relational approach for organizational theory in education
  • Includes critical commentaries on the core arguments of the book to highlight the relational approach and its value for the field
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This book systematically elaborates Scott Eacott’s “relational” approach to organizational theory in education. Contributing to the relational trend in the social sciences, it first surveys relational scholarship across disciplines before providing a nuanced articulation of the relational research program and key concepts such as organizing activityauctors, and spatio-temporal conditions. It also includes critical commentaries on the program from key figures such as Tony Bush, Megan Crawford, Fenwick English, Helen Gunter, Izhar Oplatka, Augusto Riveros, and Dawn Wallin. As such, the text models an approach to, or social epistemology for building knowledge claims in relation rather than through parallel monologues.

Eacott’s relational approach provides a distinctive, post-Bourdieusian variant of the relational sociological project. Shifting the focus of inquiry from entities (e.g., leaders, organizations) to organizing activity and recognizing how auctors generate – simultaneously emerging from and constitutive of – spatio-temporal conditions unsettles the orthodoxy of organizational theory in educational administration and leadership. By presenting its claims in the context of other approaches, the book stimulates intellectual debate among both relational sociologists and opponents of relational approaches.

Beyond Leadership provides significant insights into the organizing of education. As it does not fit neatly into any one field, but instead blends educational administration and leadership, organizational studies, and relational sociology, among others, it charts new territory and promotes important dialogue and debate.

About the authors

Scott Eacott is a relational theorist, director of the Office of Educational Leadership at the School of Education at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) and an adjunct professor at the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Educational Administration. He has previously held positions at the University of Newcastle (Australia) and the Australian Catholic University. Scott’s work has been widely published, and his research interests and contributions fall into three main areas: i) developing a relational approach to scholarship; ii) educational leadership theory and methodology; and iii) social theory. He is a fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, former convenor of the Educational Leadership Special Interest Group of the Australian Association for Research in Education, a member of the national advisory board for the Australian Applied Management Colloquium, and he is on the editorial board of many of the field’s leading journals. Scott’s previous book, Educational Leadership Relationally, was awarded the 2015 Australian Council for Educational Leaders’ Hedley Beare Award for the most outstanding piece of educational leadership writing.

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  • Toward Relations in Educational Administration Theory

    Scott Eacott

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Leadership
Book Subtitle
A Relational Approach to Organizational Theory in Education
Authors
Series Title
Educational Leadership Theory
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6568-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6568-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6567-5
Series ISSN
2510-1781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics