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Researcher: Mulford, WR (Professor Bill Mulford)

Fields of Research

Educational administration, management and leadership
Other education
Sociology of education
Education systems
Sociology
Urban sociology and community studies
History and philosophy of education
Primary education
Nga kura kaupapa Maori (Maori primary education)
Education assessment and evaluation
Curriculum and pedagogy
Specialist studies in education
Information systems
English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Human information interaction and retrieval

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Policies and development
Management, resources and leadership
Pacific Peoples community services
Other culture and society
Learner and learning
Administration and business support services
Teacher and instructor development
Employment patterns and change
Professions and professionalisation
Air safety and traffic management
Other information and communication services

Career Best Publications

Building social capital in professional learning communities: importance, challenges and a way forward; Professional Learning Communities Divergence, Depth and Dilemmas
Educational Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes; Kluwer Academic Publishers
Leadership and School Results; Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration
Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes-What Do We Know?; Cambridge Journal of Education
Organizational Learning and Educational Change; International Handbook of Educational Change
Organizational Learning and School Change; Educational Administration Quarterly
School Leaders: Changing Roles and Impact on Teacher and School Effectiveness
Schools as Learning Organisations - Effects on Teacher Leadership and Student Outcomes; School Effectiveness and School Improvement
Successful school leadership: what is it and who decides?; Australian Journal of Education
The leadership challenge: Improving learning in schools; ACER Press

Research Publications

A Prelimiinary model of successful school principalship; ECER European Conference on Educational Research 2004
A preliminary model of successful school leadership; International Educational Research Conference
A Report Card for Our Schools: A National Survey of Public Perceptions of Education in Australia; Australian Education Review
A Rural School: Common ground uniting a community. Case Study of Meander Primary School, Tasmania
Accountability Policies and Their Effects; International Handbook of Educational Policy
Adaptivity as a transformative disposition of school for student learning in the twenty-first century; Adaptivity as a transformative disposition for learning in the 21st century
Administrative practice and high school students' perceptions of their school, teachers and performance; Journal of Educational Administration
Aligning the objectives and functions of secondary education to the new realities of the 21st century; Secondary Education for a Better Future: Trends, Challenges and Priorities
Attitudes Towards Government Schools and Education; International Studies in Educational Administration
Australian Principal Instructional Leadership: Direct and Indirect Influence; Magis: Revista Internacional de Investigacion en Educacion
Australian School Leadership Today: Conclusions; Australian School Leadership Today
Balance and Learning: Crucial Elements in Leadership for Democratic Schools; Leadership and Policy in Schools
Balance and Learning: Crucial Elements in School Leadership for Democratic Schools; The CCEA Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management Conference 2002
Best practice in school leadership; International Study Conference on School Leadership
Bringing back the public purpose of education; Professional Educator
Building social capital in professional learning communities: importance, challenges and a way forward; Professional Learning Communities Divergence, Depth and Dilemmas
Comparing Three Adaptations of PBL Used in a Masters Summer School at the University of Tasmania.; American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Congruence between the democratic purposes of schools and school principal training in Australia; Journal of Educational Administration
Decision Making in Primary Schools; International Studies in Educational Administration
Decision-Making in Australian High Schools; International Studies in Educational Administration
Developing Leadership for Organisational Learning; Developing Leadership: Creating the Schools of Tomorrow
Do Principals Make a Difference? - Recent Evidence and Implications; Leading and Managing
Educational investment in Australian schooling: Serving public purposes in Tasmanian primary schools; UniPrint
Educational Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes; Kluwer Academic Publishers
Empowerment in Four Australian Primary Schools: They Don't Really Care; International Journal of Educational Reform
Enabling leadership: A new community leadership model; Learning to manage change: Developing regional communities for a local-global millenium
England's National College for School Leadership: a model for leadership education?; Journal of Educational Administration
External Academic Moderation of the University of Papua New Guinea: Faculty of Education; Papua New Guinea Higher Education Project
Governance, Management and Leadership; Networks of Innovation; Towards New Models For Managing Schools and Systems
International Expert Meeting on General Secondary Education in the Twenty-first Century: Trends, Challenges and Priorities
International Perspectives on Research; Standing Conference on Research in Educational Leadership and Management
Introduction; Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration
Introduction and Chapter Summaries; Australian School Leadership Today
Leaders: Crucial to School Improvement; Principal Matters
Leadership and management overview
Leadership and Organisational and Student Learning in Tasmanian Schools; International Studies in Educational Administration
Leadership and organizational learning in schools; Public Leadership
Leadership and school effectiveness and improvement; International Handbook of School Effectiveness and Improvement
Leadership and School Results; Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration
Leadership for dynamic school-community partnerships
Leadership for improving the quality of secondary education: Some international developments; New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership
Leadership For Improving the Quality of Secondary Education: Some International Developments; BC Educational Leadership Researcher
Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes; Educational Research, Risks and Dilemmas
Leadership for organisational learning and improved student outcomes; International Congress for School Improvement and Effectiveness
Leadership for organisational learning and improved student outcomes - what do we know?; The National School Improvement Network NSIN Research Matters
Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes-What Do We Know?; Cambridge Journal of Education
Leadership for Organisational Learning and Improved Student Outcomes: what do we know?; National College for School Leadership 1st Invitational International Conference
Leadership for Organisational Learning in Australian Secondary Schools; Advances in Research and Theories of School Management and Educational Policy
Leadership in Education: Losing Sight of our Interests; Effective Educational Leadership
Leadership tensions and dilemmas; International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning
Leading change for student achievement; Journal of Educational Change
Learning About School Leadership in Australia; Leadership for Learning: International Perspectives
Liderazgo Para Mejorar La Calidad De La Educacion Secundaria: Algunos Desarrollos Internacionales; Profesorado: revista de curriculum y formacion de profesorado
Local school management: does it make a difference?; Learning to read critically in educational leadership and management
Margaret River: Making the most of every opportunity; The Boys in Schools Bulletin
Maturing school-community partnerships: developing learning communities in rural Australia; Educational Research, Risks and Dilemmas
Models of successful principal leadership; School Leadership and Management
More than an Education: Leadership for Rural school-community partnerships
National Principals Induction Survey
Organisational Learning Questionnaire-Quality Evidence; Leading and Managing
Organizational Learning and Educational Change; International Handbook of Educational Change
Organizational Learning and School Change; Educational Administration Quarterly
Organizational learning in Schools
Organizational Life Cycles and the Development of the National College for School Leadership: An Antipodean View; Educational Management Administration & Leadership
Overview of research on Australian educational leadership 2001-2005; ACEL Monograph Series
Perceptions of Victorians and Tasmanians of Australian Government (State) Schools; Leading & Managing
Perspectives on University Management; University and Diversity: Changing Perspectives, Policies and Practices in Australia
Politics and School Education in Australia: A Case of Shifting Purposes; Journal of Educational Administration
Primary School Principals and the Purposes of Education in Australia: Results of a National Survey; Journal of Educational Administration
Privatisation, The Next Wave of Educational Reform: Worth the Ride?; International Studies in Educational Administration
Problem-based Learning in Educational Administration through Block Delivery Modes; International Studies in Educational Administration
Professional and Lay Person's Views of School Councils in Tasmania; Leading & Managing
Professional Learning of School Leaders in Australia; International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders
Quality evidence about leadership for organizational and student learning in schools; School Leadership and Management
Quality Evidence for Schools; The Australian Educational Leader
Quality Evidence Gathering Instruments for Schools; Leading and Managing
Quality Evidence on Leadership for Improved Student Outcomes; The International Principal
Quality Evidence on School Leadership for Australian Schools; International Studies in Educational Administration (ISEA)
Re-conceptualising school principalship that improves student outcomes; Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice
Recent Developments in the Field of Educational Leadership: The Challenge of Complexity; Second International Handbook of Educational Change
Reframing Schools: The case for system, teacher and student learning; AARE Annual Conference
Reframing schools: The case for system, teacher and student learning; Learning for the Future
Researching the Public Purposes of Education in Australia: The Results of a National Survey of Primary School Principals*; AARE International Education Research Conference 2009
Revised models and conceptualisation of successful school principalship for improved student outcomes; International Journal of Educational Management
Ring Some Alarm Bells in Ontario
School and community; Intelligent Leadership: constructs for thinking education leaders
School and Student Learning - What do we know?; BC Educational Leadership Research
School contribution to rural communities: Leadership issues; Annual National Research Forum of the Australian Rural Education Research Association Inc
School Leaders: Changing Roles and Impact on Teacher and School Effectiveness
School-Based Management Accountability in Australia; Orbit
Schools as Learning Organisations - Effects on Teacher Leadership and Student Outcomes; School Effectiveness and School Improvement
Schools as learning organisations: the case for system, teacher and student learning; Journal of Educational Administration
Second International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration; Kluwer Academic Publishers
Shaping Tomorrow's Schools; Singapore Principals' Conference
Sinking ships, emerging leadership: a true story of sustainability (or the lack thereof); The Educational Forum
Social Capital, Education Institutions and Leadership; International Encyclopedia of Education
Social Capital, Educational Institutions and Leadership
Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff - Knowledge and Skills for Life: first results from OECD's PISA 2000; European Journal of Education
Strong School Communities for a Knowledge Society; Principal Matters
Successful principal leadership: Australian case studies; Journal of Educational Administration
Successful Principalship in Tasmania; University of Tasmania
Successful principalship of high-performance schools in high-poverty communities; Journal of Educational Administration
Successful school leadership for improved student outcomes: Capacity building and synergy; International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management
Successful School Leadership: An International Research Project; The CCEAM Conference 2002
Successful school leadership: what is it and who decides?; Australian Journal of Education
Successful School Principalship; Leading and Managing
Successful School Principalship and Decision Making; Leading & Managing
Successful School Principalship in Late-Career ; Journal of Educational Administration
Successful school principalship in small schools; Journal of Educational Administration
Successful School Principalship in Tasmania; Successful Principal Leadership In Times of Change
Successful School Principalship in Tasmania: Case Studies; University of Tasmania
Successful school principalship in Tasmania: Case studies; Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania
Successful School Principalship, Evaluation and Accountability; Leading & Managing
Support Services Review
Taking The Lead: The role of rural schools in community development; ACEA 2000
Teacher and school leader quality and sustainability
Teachers Make a Difference; Faculty of Education
The Decisionmaking Index; Leading and Managing
The forces impacting upon Australian schools and some implications for school leaders; Encyclopedia of Teaching and Teacher Research
The Global Challenge: A Matter of Balance; Education: The Global Challenge International Conference
The Global Challenge: A Matter of Balance; Educational Management & Administration
The International Context for Resarch in Educational Leadership; Educational Management Administration & Leadership
The leadership challenge: Improving learning in schools; ACER Press
The Manufactured Crisis
The role of school leadership in attracting and retaining teachers and promoting innovative schools and students
Thinking outside the box: a remote VET in Schools program challenges traditional boundaries; National Conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
Tinkering towards Utopia: trying to make sense of my contribution to the field; Journal of Educational Administration
Towards an Optimistic Future: Schools as Learning Organisations - Effects on Teacher Leadership and Student Outcomes; Education Research: Towards an Optimstic Future
Transformational Leadership and Organisational Learning; Transformative Leadership and Educational Excellence
University management: Bureaucratic, organised anarchy or organisational learning
Using interviews to predict the success of teacher-education students; South Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
What characteristics and processes define a school as a learning organisation? Is this a useful concept to apply to schools?; International Education Journal
What do we know about the purposes of education and their enactment in Australian primary schools; The Australian Educational Leader
What do we know about the purposes of education and their enactment in Australian primary schools; The Australian Educational Leader
When Will They Ever Learn?: another failure of centrally-imposed change; School Leadership and Management

Research Projects

1999 Supplementary Funding; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Educational Investment in Australian Schooling: Serving Public Purposes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
International Comparative Study of Successful School Leadership: Successful School Leadership in Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Leadership for Organizational Learning.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Proposal to initiate the SPIRT Project: Team-based and collaborative work in high-technology, high-intensity, high-reliability workplaces: Individual and team learning in the aviation industry; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Research project for Australian Professional Development Council; Australian Principals Associations Professional Development Council (APAPDC)
School Contribution to Rural Communities: Leadership Issues; AgriFutures (AgFut)
School Governance and Educational Outcomes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
School governance and educational outcomes in non-government schools in Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Successful School Leadership in Tasmanian High-poverty Schools; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Team-based and Collaborative Work in High-technology, High-intensity, High-reliability workplaces: Individual and Team Learning in the Aviation Industry; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Leadership and Innovation
Write a Commissioned Paper for OECD - School Leadership

Research Candidate Supervision

"I wouldn't teach any other grade"- A case study of kindergarten teachers' work
An investigation of the way in which school and community leadership processes influence the role of schools in rural community development
Assessment in drama- Implications for TCE
Curriculum implementation- The Tasmanian ELF
Dilemmas and Challenges- The Principalship of Small Tasmanian Schools.
Effective change management in education
Examining how students can assist teachers to implement new teaching strategies in the classroom
Finding Common Ground- An Exploration of the Factors Influencing Coordinated and Collaborative Community-based Approaches to Services that Support Early Childhood Development in Tasmanian Rural Communities
Leadership succession- preparation for the principalship in Tasmanian government schools
Leadership, empowerment and employees
Leading Quality Teaching- An Exploratory Case Study of Two Improving Australian Schools
Learning teams in schools
Management structures with the secondary college and staff morale and professionalism
On Location/s- seeking fieldwork sites for the study of society and environment within teacher education - an analysis of social constructs of place and space
Principal perceptions of a school-based reform initiative
Principals in remote New South Wales, Australia- The work lives of central school principals in the context of devolution reforms of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, and social and economic changes in remote Australia
School Federations - A Tasmanian Response
School-parent relationships
Schools and Community Learning Partnerships
Student Leadership
Teachers' Work in a Time of Major Curriculum Change
The accelerated schools project in Australia- resilience and renewal
The Best Person for the Job- An Investigation into the Principal Selection Process in Tasmanian Government Schools
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN NEW ZEALAND
The Effectiveness of the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) Inspection Process in England as an Accountability Mechanism and its influence upon Whole School Improvement in English Maintained Schools
The role of the school principal
The Role School Leaders Play in Trasforming School Culture For Improved Student Learning Outcomes.
Total Quality Management and Demings' 14 Points- Implications for Primary Schools