Ed.D. The University of Western Australia.
M.A. in Political Education, Institute of Education, University of London.
PGCE School of Education, University of Bristol.
B.A. (Hons), University of Reading.
Simon Clarke’s teaching, supervision and research are located in the substantive field of educational leadership. His research activities have included his participation in the international ‘Carpe Vitam Leadership for Learning project’, coordinated by the University of Cambridge. In addition, he has undertaken research investigating the variability of influences on the work of principals of small schools within the contexts of their communities. For several years he has also been involved in the International Study of Principals’ Preparation (ISPP), examining the provision and efficacy of preparation programmes for new principals across 13 different countries and jurisdictions. His latest interest, relates to investigating the ways in which the nature and character of school leadership is mediated by context. His work is widely published and his overall contribution to education has been recognised through fellowships of the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.
Coordinator of Doctor of Education Programme
Chapman, E., Louden, W., Clarke, S. Evaluation of the Curriculum Improvement Program Phase II. Department of Education & Training WA. $219,207.00.
Clarke, S. R. P., Dempster, N. Leading and Teaching in Small Schools: Confronting Contextual Complexity in Work Practices. Griffith University Industry Collaboration Scheme. $10, 000 from Griffith University and $10, 000 from Education Queensland.
Clarke, S. R. P., Dempster, N. Leadership for Learning: Charting Changes in Theory and Practice. Griffith University Research Grant. $12, 686.
Clarke, S.R.P., Wildy, H. R. Louden, W. Authentic Assessment of Principals' Performance. Funded by Edith Cowan University and The Western Australian Centre for Leadership, $30,000.
Clarke, S.R.P. Outcomes-Based Education Scheme Grant, University of Western Australia $6,388
Clarke, S.R.P. The Creation of a CD-Rom for Enhancing Professional Learning in Small Schools' Leadership. Griffith University Teaching Grant, $6,500.
Literature Review and Background Research for the National Collaboration Project – Innovative Strategies for Small and Remote Schools. Funded by WA Department of Education. $18,000. With H. Wildy
Probing the Street Realities of the Teaching Principal. Presentation and Workshop funded by Queensland Teachers Union
Centre for Education and Leadership in Education. (Griffith University). Teacher Leadership in Productive Pedagogies Initiative. Inala cluster of schools. Funded by Education Queensland.
Centre for Education and Leadership in Education. (Griffith University). The Assistant to the Principal in Religious Education (APRE) in Primary Schools. Funded by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission.
Clarke, S.R.P. Mastering the Art of Extreme Juggling: An Examination of the Contemporary Role of the Queensland Teaching Principal. A report on the Queensland Association of State School Principals (QASSP) teaching principals' survey. Funded by QASSP
Centre for Education and Leadership in Education. (Griffith University). New Horizons Project. Funded by St Peters Lutheran College.
Centre for Education and Leadership in Education. (Griffith University). Review of the Alternative Schooling Trial. Funded by Education Queensland.
Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Leadership and Director of Centre for Leadership and Management in Education, Griffith University, Queensland
Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Leadership and Deputy Director of Centre for Leadership and Management in Education, Griffith University, Queensland
Post Doctoral Scholar, Institute for the Service Professions, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.
Teaching and administrative roles in state and independent secondary schools located in England and Australia
Investigating how diverse contexts influence the nature and character of school leadership
Human Resource Development EDUC5610
Leadership for Learning EDUC5612
Qualitative Inquiry EDUC5634
Educational Leadership & Management EDUC5415
Doctoral Research Project Design EDUC9972
Research interests include, educational leadership, school improvement, schools as organisations, change in education; teachers’ work, and industrial relations in education
Current research affiliations include:
• The Carpe Vitam ‘Leadership for Learning’ –project involving the University of Innsbruck, The Danish University of Education, The University of Oslo, The University of Patras, Cambridge University, the University of Washington and Griffith University. The project is supported by the Wallenberg Institute in Sweden and is led by Professor John MacBeath, the Chair of Educational Leadership at Cambridge University.
• The International Study of Principals’ Preparation (ISPP) involviing Instituto The Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, Texas State University, The University of Aberdeen, The University of Warwick, North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa, The University of Technology, Jamaica, The University of Calgary and Murdoch University