We would like to welcome all BELMAS members to this RIG as a place where we can study and practice socially just educational leadership. We go to work and undertake research in an unjust world, and so in our professional practice we would want to give recognition to this, expose what this means and work for a different approach to teaching and learning. Notably, we would want to focus on educational matters and give recognition leadership as a communal and shared resource in a publicly funded and accountable system.
RIG members include all those who work in educational organisations, from schools to local authorities, to unions, to higher education. We are composed of networks of researching professionals who want to examine major educational issues and we want to do that in partnership with professional researchers in higher education.
Benefits from participation will include:
- Participation from a diverse and dynamic network that is focused on promoting education as a public service.
- Access to the most up to date intellectual work and research on policy scholarship and educational leadership.
- Contributions to developing socially just approaches to policymaking and educational leadership.
- Development of socially just methodologies and methods to support professional practice and primary research.
Information coming soon.
6/6/13 - Dearing Building, University of Nottingham
Convenor: Professor Howard Stevenson.
Further details and registration
10-12 July 2013 - Critical Management Studies , University of Manchester
For full details on this conference and to register please visit the University of Manchester website.
15/2/13 - School of Education, University of Nottingham
Seminar on methodology and methods.
Convenor: Professor Pat Thomson
1/12/12 - School of Education, University of Manchester
RIG agenda setting and planning meeting for members.
Convenor: Professor Helen Gunter
Guest speaker: Professor Meg Maguire
2012 - Day seminar on Theory
Outputs are planned.
2010 - Day seminar on Critical Approaches to Leadership and Policy Studies
Gunter, H.M. (2010) BELMAS page. Management in Education. 24 (4) 140-141.
A special issue of Management in Education was guest edited by Patricia Davies and Ana-Cristina Popescu. This contains an editorial and papers from the day. See Davies, P., Popescu, A-C. and Gunter, H.M. (2011) Critical educational leadership Studies. A Guest Edited issue of Management in Education. 25 (2)
2008 - Day seminar on Academies
Gunter, H.M. (ed) (2011) The State and Education Policy: the academies programme.
Gunter, H.M., Woods, G. and Woods, P. (2008) Research and the Academies Programme in England. Management in Education. 22 (4), 3-7.