Spring Seminar 2017

Wednesday March 22nd

Professor Helen Gunter, University of Manchester, UK
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Location: G.17, Brooks Building, MMU

An Intellectual History of School Leadership

In this talk I will present a framework for undertaking and constructing Intellectual Histories, and I will deploy this framework in regard to the field of school leadership. I will then examine the ways in which this can be used and open it up for conversation about potential new insights. This work is based on nearly thirty years of thinking, reading and research. The current work is reported in my new book published by Bloomsbury: An Intellectual History of School Leadership Practice and Research.

Short Biography
Helen Gunter is Professor of Educational Policy and Sarah Fielden Professor of Education in The Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and recipient of the BELMAS Distinguished Service Award 2016. She co-edits the Journal of Educational Administration and History. Her work focuses on the politics of education policy and knowledge production in the field of school leadership. Her most recent books are: Leadership and the Reform of Education published in 2012 by Policy Press; Educational Leadership and Hannah Arendt published in 2014 by Routledge; An Intellectual History of School Leadership Practice and Research published in 2016 by Bloomsbury Press; and Consultants and Consultancy: the Case of Education, coauthored with Colin Mills, published in 2016 by Springer.