Leadership and Professional Development in Education Publications

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters / Online Papers

Heinz, M. and Fleming, M. (under review).  Balancing on a wobbly bridge of school-university partnership: A ‘simplex’ story of leading change in initial teacher education in Ireland.

Brennan, J. and Mac Ruairc, G., (2017 in press) ‘Different worlds: The cadences of context’.

Exploring the emotional terrain of school leadership practice in schools in challenging circumstances, Educational Management Administration & Leadership.

Mac Ruairc, G.,  (2015) 'Accountability for Equity?  A retrospective look at how neo-liberal models of accountability have impacted Irish Education'.  Contemporary Educational Leadership, 2(1): 14-29.

Higgins, A., Heinz, M., McCauley, V. & Fleming, M. (2012).  Creating the future of teacher education together: The role of emotionality in university-school partnership.  Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal.  Available at www.sciencedirect.com. ISSN: 1877-0428.

Mac Ruairc, G., (2012) 'Leading the leaders: Exploring perspectives on the preparation and development of school leaders' Public Management 7 (4): 49-57.

Brennan, J. and Mac Ruairc, G., (2011) 'Taking it personally: Examining patterns of emotional practice in leading primary schools'.  International Journal of School Leadership in Education, 14(2): 129 -150.

Mac Ruairc, G., (2010) 'This way please: The OECD and school leadership development'.  Journal of Educational Administration and History, 42 (3): 223-246.  In the top three articles read in this journal until 2014 listed in Inspiring Leadership in Education Influential and thought-provokIng leadership articles by Routledge Education.  See: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/pdf/InspiringLeadershipEducation_collection_VIRTUAL%20ISSUE.pdf

Mac Ruairc, G. and Harford, J., (2008) 'Researching the Contested Place of Reflective Practice in the Emerging Culture of Performativity in Schools: Views from the Republic of Ireland'. European Educational Research Journal 7 (4): 501-511.

Mac Ruairc, G., (2016) ‘Perspectives on leadership praxis and inclusion’ in Boyle, C., Mavropoulou, P., Anderson, J. and Page, A. (Eds), Inclusive Education: Global Issues and Controversies, Netherlands: SENSE, Inclusive Education Series

Mac Ruairc, G., (2013) ‘Accountability for equity?’ In: Moos, L. and Hatzopoulos P., (eds). School Leadership as a driving force for equity and learning. Comparative perspectives. Online: EPNoSL.

Mac Ruairc, G., Ottesen, E. and Precey, R., (2013) 'Leadership for inclusive education: Setting the context' In: Mac Ruairc, G, Ottesen ,E. and Precey, R. (eds). Vision, Values, Voices: Leadership for Inclusive Education, Netherlands: SENSE.

Mac Ruairc, G., (2013) 'Exploring inclusive education for school leadership' In: Andreas Kolliers and Pavlos Hatzopoulos (eds). School Leadership Policy Development. Greece: EPNoSL: 87-95.

Mac Ruairc, G., (2013) 'Inclusive education: In search of policy imperatives' In: Mac Ruairc, G., Ottesen, E. and Precey, R. (eds). Vision, Values, Voices: Leadership for Inclusive Education, Netherlands: SENSE.

Mac Ruairc, G., (2013) 'Including who? Deconstructing the discourse' In: Mac Ruairc, G., Ottesen, E. and Precey, R (eds). Vision, Values, Voices: Leadership for Inclusive Education. Netherlands: SENSE.

Mac Ruairc, G. and Schratz, M., (2012) 'Working with partners and the external environment: System leadership in School Leadership:' In: Cynthia, M. H. Villalba (eds). Country Background Reports, European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNSoL).  Greece: European Commission and Foundation for Research and Technology: 57-68 (online publication- www.schoolleadership.eu)

Mac Ruairc, G. and Harford, J., (2011) 'Teacher leadership: Awakening the sleeping giant' In: Brian Hudson and Meinert Meyer (eds).  Beyond fragmentation: Didactics, learning and teaching. Opladen, Germany and Farmington Hills, USA: Verlag Barbara Budrich.

Harford, J and Mac Ruairc, G., (2011) 'Shifting models of school evaluation in the Republic of Ireland' In: Brian Hudson and Judith Harford (eds). Quality Assurance and European Teacher Education Policy.  Oxford: Peter Lang.

Edited Books

Mac Ruairc, G, Ottesen, E Precey, R., (2013) (eds).  Leadership for Inclusive Education, Vision Values Voices.  Netherlands: SENSE.

Mac Ruairc, G, Ottesen, E Precey, R., (2017) (eds) (in preparation), Leading for Democracy: Pathways of praxis.  Peter Lang.

Published Reports

Lumby, J. and Mac Ruairc, G., (2015) EPNoSL Final Evaluation Report, External Evaluation Effectiveness and Efficiency of Work Processes. EPNoSl, www.schoolleadership.eu.

Lumby, J. and Mac Ruairc, G., (2015) EPNoSL Interim External Evaluation Report: Review of EPNoSl Documents, Articles and Other Published Material. EPNoSl, www.schoolleadership.eu.

Lumby, J. and Mac Ruairc, G.,  (2015) EPNoSL Interim External Evaluation Report: Case Studies on Policy Impact.  EPNoSl,  www.schoolleadership.eu.

Lumby, J. and Mac Ruairc, G., (2014) EPNoSL Interim Evaluation Report External Evaluation Effectiveness and Efficiency of Work EPNoSl, www.schoolleadership.eu.

Mac Ruairc, G. and Sugrue, C., (2014) Teacher Education Capacity Building - Iraq

Contract No:  TEEP.C55-II: Intensive Teacher Educator development programme (ITEDP)Evaluation report.  World Bank

Conference Papers

Heinz, M., Fleming, M. and Long, B. (2016).  Collaborative school-university partnerships – how cooperating teachers, principals, student teachers and university teachers see it.  Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference, NUI Galway, 31 March – 2 April.

Heinz, M. and Chan, C. (2015).  School University Partnership in Ireland and Hong Kong: Two case studies exploring conceptualisations and practices in times of education policy reform.   British Educational Research Association 40th Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast, 15-17 September.

Mac Ruairc, G., (2015) Exploring the impact of school leadership on attainment and overall school experience:  Making space for Leadership, [International Refereed Conference], European Conference on Education Research, Budapest, Hungary , 12-15 SEP-15

Heinz, M., Fleming, M. and Higgins, A. (2014).  New teacher education policy into practice: A critical exploration of the ethical dimension of school-university partnerships.  Annual Meeting of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong - Policy and Educational Development in a Global Context.  University of Hong Kong, 28 February-1st March.

Mac Ruairc, G. and Sugrue, C., (2013) Patterns, Preoccupations and Re-presentations of Leadership - Inside Network 26: Back to the Future.  [International Refereed Conference], European Conference on Education Research, Istanbul, Turkey , 10-13 SEP-13

Mac Ruairc, G,. (2013) Leadership for Democratic Citizenship: Changing contexts – [International Refereed Symposium] with Prof. Jorunn Moller (discussant), Eli Ottesen (Norway), Antonio Portela & María Jesús Rodríguez Entrena (Spain), Tor Colbjørnsen (Norway), Gerry MacRuairc (Ireland), European Conference on Education Research, Istanbul, Turkey, 10-13 SEP-13

Heinz, M. (2013).  School-University Partnership Initiative at NUI Galway (2011-2013).  Invited presentation at Teaching Council School Placement Guidelines Stakeholder Meeting, Enfield, 7 June.

Fleming, M., Heinz, M., McCauley, V., Higgins, A. and Kennedy, J. (2013).  Theory into Practice: Building collaborative school-university partnerships in Ireland. Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 38th Annual Conference, Limerick, 28-30 March.

Mac Ruairc, G., (2012) Symposium convenor and leader.  Mac Ruairc, G.,  Aherne, A., McNamara, M., O'Connor, T. (2012) Explicating critical thinking in university pedagogy and assessment.  International Refereed Symposium with papers from Germany and Belgium, European Conference on Educational Research , Cadiz , 12 – 18 SEP 12

Higgins, A., Heinz, M., McCauley, V. and Fleming, M. (2012).  Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership.  3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, Brussels, 25-28 October.

Fleming, M., Heinz, M., Higgins, A. and McCauley V. (2012).  Building school-university partnerships to enhance student teachers' learning experience.  NUI Galway School of Education Research Seminar Series, Galway, 14 May.

Heinz, M. (2011).  Improving teaching practice experiences in Initial Teacher Education – the voices of student teachers, Reimagining Initial Teacher Education – Perspectives on Transformation, St. Patrick’s College, June.

Heinz, M. (2011).  Moving from informal school-university collaboration to partnerships in initial teacher education in Ireland?: An examination of perspectives, expectations and possible ways ahead.  Educational Studies Association of Ireland 36th Annual Conference, Dublin, January 2011.

Mac Ruairc, G., (2010) Big Leaders Small Schools: Exploring school leadership in rural schools in challenging circumstances. [International Refereed Conference], Education and Cultural Change, Helsinki, 24- 27 AUG-10

Mac Ruairc, G., Ottesen, E., Portela, A., Sari, H. and Precey, R., (2010) Assessing the impact of leadership development on learning and practice.  A Study of an International Programme. [International Refereed Conference], International Conference on School Effectiveness and Improvement, Malaysia, 06-08 JAN-10

Mac Ruairc, G., (2008) From teaching to learning: Leadership for inclusive schools.  [International Refereed Conference], European Conference on Educational Research, Gothenburg, 10- 12-SEP-08

Invited Keynote Presentations

Mac Ruairc, G., (2014) ‘Evaluating school leadership- what inspectors say’ [Keynote Address] Comhdháil Na RoinnCigiri, Finnstown House, 15- 16 June

Mac Ruairc, G., (2014) ‘Exploring the implications of inclusive education for school leadership development’ [Keynote Address], Schulleitung in der Verantwortung für Lernerfolg und Chancengleichheit, Berlin, 18-SEP-14 - 19-SEP-14.  (National conference for school leaders, policy makers and key education partners working on the newly formed Lower Saxony / Berlin Brandenberg Leadership Development initiative)

Mac Ruairc, G., (2013) ‘Leadership for inclusive education’ [Keynote Lecture], Liderança, Equidade e Aprendizagem, University of Porto, Portugal, 11-12-OCT-13.  (National conference for school leaders, policy makers and academics working on school leadership development.  The conference leaders are the main providers of leadership development programmes in Portugal)

Mac Ruairc, G., (2012) ‘School leadership and social justice’ [Keynote Address], European Policy Network on School Leadership: Peer learning conference, Berlin, 27- 29-JUN-12.  (European conference hosted by EPNoSL – attended by ministry representatives, EU commission representatives, academics, head teachers, European Head Teachers Association (ESHA), European Education Employers Association)

Mac Ruairc, G., (2012) ‘Leadership development for high quality schools’ [Keynote Address], National Institute of Leadership in Education Slovenia, Annual Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia, 24- 26 JAN-12.  (National conference for school leaders, policy makers and academics working on school leadership development)

Mac Ruairc, G., (2013) ‘Destination zero: Leadership for inclusive education’  [Keynote address], EPNoSl PLA/ Conference, Creating Social Justice through Education Policy Jyväskylä, Finland

Mac Ruairc, G., (2011) ‘Deconstructing the discourse of inclusion’ [Keynote address], Leadership for Inclusion - International Perspectives, Crackow, National conference for school leaders, inspectors policy makers and academics working on school leadership development 03-04-APR-11

Mac Ruairc, G., (2011) ‘School leadership key directions and challenges’ [Inaugural Keynote Address], European Policy Network on School Leadership, Heraklion, Greece, 06- 08-SEP-11

Editorial Appointments

Consulting Editor,  Contempory Educational Leadership (Published by Jagellionian Univeristy Press, Poland)

Editorial Board Member Journal of Educational Administration and History (Edited by Helen Gunter and Tanya Fitzgearld published by Routledge)

Reviewer For Following Publishing Houses

Routledge (Taylor Francis) (Leadership  for Learning Series)

Peter Lang (General – Re-thinking Education Series)

Sense /Springer Publishers  (Professional and Vocational Education and Inclusive Education Series)

Workshops

Heinz, M. and Fleming, M. (2014).  School-University Partnership - Building and Cultivating a “Living” Community of Practice.  Initial Teacher Education: Critical Debates Day in School Placement – Problematising Partnership in Teacher Education in Ireland in 2014.  University of Limerick, 4 July.

Fleming, M. and Heinz, M.  (2014).  Constructing a Narrative of School-University Partnership in Ireland: Envisioning Futures and Exploring Paths to get there.  Initial Teacher Education: Critical Debates Day in School Placement – Problematising Partnership in Teacher Education in Ireland in 2014.  University of Limerick, 4 July.