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Researcher: Townsend, AC (Professor Tony Townsend)

Fields of Research

Other education
Educational administration, management and leadership
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Comparative and cross-cultural education
Educational counselling
Secondary education
Learning sciences

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Management, resources and leadership
Learner and learning
Teacher and instructor development
Teaching and instruction technologies
Pedagogy

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Can a MOOC be a Tool for Improving School Effectiveness?; International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Can a MOOC be a tool for improving Teacher Effectiveness?; 59th Yearbook of Teacher Education
Changing times: new issues for school leaders; School Leadership and Management
Conclusion: what plus how equals 'whow'; The Elusive What and the Problematic How: The Essential Leadership Questions for School Leaders and Educational Researchers
Critical and Alternative Perspectives on Education Effectiveness and Improvement Research; Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement
Educating school leaders to think and act both locally and globally; International Journal of Leadership in Education
Educating school leaders to think and act both locally and globally; International Journal of Leadership in Education
Educational effectiveness research (EER): a state-of-the-art review; School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice
Educational effectiveness research in new, emerging, and traditional contexts; Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement
Family and Community Involvement in Leading Reading; 29th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Fostering interdisciplinary research in universities: A case study of leadership, alignment and support; Studies in Higher Education
International Handbook of Leadership for Learning; Springer
Leadership and learning: paradox, paradigms and principles; International handbook of leadership for learning
Leadership in the implementation of innovations; International Encyclopedia of Education
Leadership with a Purpose: A Report on Five Case Studies of Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) Schools (Tasmania)
Leadership with a Purpose: A Report on Four Case Studies of Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) Schools (Victoria)
Leadership with a Purpose: Nine Case Studies of Schools in Tasmania and Victoria where Principals had undertaken the Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) program; International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Leading Schools in the Twenty-First Century: Careful Driving in the Fast Lane; Leadership in Diverse Learning Contexts
Literature review on teacher education in the 21st Century
Lokálnost a Globálnost: Nové Požadavky na efektivnitu a Zdokonalovánv práce školy [Local and global: new imperatives for school effectiveness and improvement]; Studia Paedagogica
Looking Forward: Honouring the Past and Changing the Present to Create our Future; Redefining Teacher Education for the Post-2015 Era: Global Challenges and Best Practices
Nauczyciele jako 'przewodnicy w uczeniu się' [Teachers as leaders of learning]; Jakość Edukacji: Różnorodne Perspektywy
On school management - International Council on School Effectiveness and Improvement, Commonwealth Council on Educational Administration and Management; International Encyclopedia of Education
Our rapidly changing world: Why involving parents in their child's learning is important for Early Childhood Education; International Conference for Early Childhood Education
Perceptions of School Effectiveness and School Improvement in Abu Dhabi; 29th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Principals as Literacy Leaders: Case Studies of Leadership with a Purpose; How to build a good school. Potential and barriers of evaluation
Principals as Literacy Leaders: Case Studies of Leadership with a Purpose; 59th Yearbook of Teacher Education
School effectiveness and school improvement; The Routledge International Handbook of Teacher and School Development
School Governance in Scotland: A preliminary Report; International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
School Improvement and School Leadership: Key Factors for Sustaining Learning. The Impact of Change on Education; Schulentwicklung und Schulwirksamkeit als Forschungsfeld
School leadership challenges under no child left behind: lessons from UCEA's project 'Voices from the Field – Phase 3'; School and District Leadership in an Era of Accountability
School leadership in the twenty-first century: different approaches to common problems?; School Leadership and Management
Searching high and searching low, searching east and searching west: looking for trust in teacher education; Journal of Education for Teaching
Strategic change in the academy: controlling and/or enabling strategies; Journal of Change Management
Teacher education: An international perspective; Journal of Education for Teaching
The Challenge to Change: Issues to consider when reforming teacher education; the 58th World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching
The Elusive What and The Problematic How: The Essential Leadership Questions For School Leaders and Educational Researchers; Sense Publishers
The publication game: acceptable and not-acceptable in the British REF exercise; International Journal of Leadership in Education
Thinking and Acting both Locally and Globally: Engaging Students in the Global Classroom; 5th Annual Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium
Thinking and acting both locally and globally: new issues for teacher education; Journal of Education for Teaching
Thinking and acting both locally and globally: What do we know now and how do we continue to improve?; International handbook of leadership for learning
Thinking and acting locally and globally: the future for school effectiveness and school improvement; School Effectiveness and Improvement Research, Policy and Practice: Challenging the Orthodoxy?
Third millennium leaders: Thinking and acting both locally and globally; Leadership and Policy in Schools
Third millennium leaders: Thinking AND acting BOTH locally and globally; Internationalising Education: Global Perspectives on Collaboration and Change
Towards a worldclass education system: accountability and responsibility; International Journal of management in Education
Towards an understanding of interdisciplinarity: The case of a British university; Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies
Ugotavljanje in zagotavljanje kakovosti v Vicktoriji, Avstralija’ (Quality Assurance and Assessment in Victoria, Australia); Studija Nacionalnih in Mednarodnih Pristopov
University efforts to support interdisciplinary research: Leadership and unintended consequences
Voices from the field: What have we learned about instructional leadership?; Leadership and Policy in Schools
What are the essential leadership questions in a rapidly changing world?; The Elusive What and the Problematic How: The Essential Leadership Questions for School Leaders and Educational Researchers

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision