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What do you know? Knowledge Production in Educational Leadership

FORRESTER, Gillian (2022) What do you know? Knowledge Production in Educational Leadership. In: Critical education policy and leadership studies: Essays in honour of the intellectual legacy of Helen M Gunter. Springer. (In Press)

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This chapter explores my professional connection with Helen during the period 1998 to 2012 which was experienced through a series of different relationships. I first met Helen as an undergraduate student, and she was a module tutor. Then, for a short time we were PhD peers. Later, our paths crossed again as I was Helen’s research assistant on the Knowledge Production in Educational Leadership project. This twelve-year span of professional interaction with Helen was foundational in my development as an academic and my subsequent career trajectory, influencing for example, the adoption of a critical perspective for research and research-informed teaching, methodological preferences and doctoral supervision. With the benefit of hindsight and looking back reflexively at the significance of this twelve-year span, I can see how that professional interconnectedness has been conducive in so many ways. Utilising a professional biographical approach, I interweave an autobiographical account as well to explore, reflect on and elucidate how Helen’s profound influence has steered my own work and practice in higher education. In turn, that influence is being extended to shape the research and professional practice of others. The chapter focuses on policy processes, knowledge claims and knowers, epistemic groups, and academic identity.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Education
Depositing User: Gillian FORRESTER
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2022 14:47
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 14:47
URI: https://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/7448

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