School leaders are integral to the learning enterprise
The mission of this research program is to demonstrate the importance of leadership for learning and how it might be more widely enacted, not only in schools but in children’s homes and communities. Professor Bev Flückiger leads the program.
AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL LINKAGE PROJECT
A new Australian Research Council Linkage Project co-directed by Professor Ross Homel from the Griffith Criminology Institute and Professor Greer Johnson from the Griffith Institute for Educational Research aims to improve child wellbeing in nine disadvantaged communities.
Using a model that blends new human and digital resources, the $597,000 project builds on longstanding work in this area with collaborations between schools, families and community agencies.
Chief Investigators Professor Ross Homel and Professor Greer Johnson said the study would generate new knowledge in prevention science about how to influence risk and protective factors for child wellbeing cost-efficiently within existing service systems.
WORLD SCHOOL LEADERSHIP STUDY: PRACTICES AND RESILIENCE
Studies of school leadership practices and factors influencing school leader health are needed to contribute to the academic knowledge base, policy formulation and implementation in the education system. Identifying aspects of principals’ job that can affect their health is a crucial step in finding ways towards improving the work life of school leaders. Initiated and coordinated from Switzerland, the World School Leadership Study is funded by an international foundation. Around 40 countries spanning all continents have joined the research consortium. Project members: Professor Stephen Huber.
Professor Bev Fluckiger
Age appropriate pedagogies in the early years of school
This program of scholarship focuses on the practices middle leaders, which are those who have a leadership position in their educational institution, but also have a significant teaching role. We are interested in examining middle leader practices across all the educational sectors including preschools, primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions, and across national boundaries including the different education systems and structures of Australia and Sweden. Program members: Professor Peter Grootenboer, Professor Karin Rönnerman (Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden), Dr Christine Edwards-Groves (Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia).
High-Potential Future Leaders Project
Queensland Education Leadership Institute has engaged GIER to conduct an independent evaluation of its Future Leaders program, which aims to develop current school leaders who demonstrate significant potential for next-level leadership. The independent evaluation will determine the program’s appropriateness and effectiveness in developing high-potential future leaders. Project members: Professor Greer Johnson and Professor Bev Flückiger.