Simon Clarke

Professor, BA Reading, PostGradCertEd Brist., MA Lond., EdD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M428), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 269 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
19992018
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Personal profile

Biography

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

Roles and responsibilities

Coordinator of Masters programmes

Funding overview

Research grants

2006
Chapman, E., Louden, W., Clarke, S. Evaluation of the Curriculum Improvement Program Phase II. Department of Education & Training WA. $219,207.00.


2003
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.

2000
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.

Teaching Grants

2005
Clarke, S.R.P. Outcomes-Based Education Scheme Grant, University of Western Australia $6,388

2001
Clarke, S.R.P. The Creation of a CD-Rom for Enhancing Professional Learning in Small Schools' Leadership. Griffith University Teaching Grant, $6,500.

Consultancies

2010
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


2003
Probing the Street Realities of the Teaching Principal. Presentation and Workshop funded by Queensland Teachers Union

2002
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

2001
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.

Previous positions

2004
Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Leadership and Director of Centre for Leadership and Management in Education, Griffith University, Queensland

2001-2004
Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Leadership and Deputy Director of Centre for Leadership and Management in Education, Griffith University, Queensland

2000
Post Doctoral Scholar, Institute for the Service Professions, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.

1978-1999
Teaching and administrative roles in state and independent secondary schools located in England and Australia

Current projects

Investigating how diverse contexts influence the nature and character of school leadership

Teaching overview

Human Resource Development EDUC5610
Leadership for Learning EDUC5612
Qualitative Inquiry EDUC5634
Educational Leadership & Management EDUC5415
Doctoral Research Project Design EDUC9972

Research

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

Keywords

  • Leadership for Learning
  • Change in education
  • Educational leadership
  • School leadership in context
  • Industrial relations in education
  • School improvement
  • Schools as organisations
  • Teachers' work

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Projects 2000 2010

Research Output 1999 2018

Leading Rwandan Primary Schools: Some deliberations on the past, present and future.

Karareba, G., Clarke, S. & O'Donoghue, T., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Educational Reform.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Network Principals in Western Australia: An Examination of their Influence and Strategies

Beswick, A. & Clarke, S., 2018, In : Issues in Educational Research. 28, 3, p. 545-559 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
examination
leadership
school
empirical research
lack

Primary School Leadership in Cambodia: Context-Bound Teaching and Leading

Kheang, T., O'Donoghue, T. A. & Clarke, S. R. P., 20 Mar 2018, 1 ed. Australia: Palgrave Macmillan. 259 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Primary School Leadership in Post-Conflict Rwanda

Karareba, G., Clarke, S. & O'Donoghue, T., 2018, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Rwanda
primary school
leadership
leader
school
File
Indonesia
primary school
developing country
leadership
leader

Activities 2008 2017

  • 3 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of committee
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Professional Development in Education (Journal)

Clarke, S. (Editor)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Educational Administration (Journal)

Clarke, S. (Member of editorial board)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Escuela de Psicologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile.

Clarke, S. (Visiting researcher)
Jan 2013

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Non-Government Schools Planning Advisory Panel (External organisation)

Clarke, S. (Member)
2011

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education (Journal)

Clarke, S. (Member of editorial board)
2008

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity