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Biography

Jane Wilkinson is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, Faculty of Education at Monash University, Associate Dean Graduate Research and an adjunct in the School of Education at Charles Sturt University. Jane is Lead Editor of the Journal of Educational Administration and History and a member of the Australian Council of Educational Leadership, Victorian executive.

Jane's research interests are in the areas of educational leadership for social justice, with a particular focus on issues of gender and ethnicity; and theorising educational leadership as practice/praxis. She is a lead developer of the theory of practice architectures (Kemmis, Wilkinson, Edwards-Groves, Hardy, Grootenboer, & Bristol, 2014). She also draws on sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's work and the philosopher, Ted Schatzki. Jane has published widely in the areas of women and leadership, refugee students and theorising leadership as practice/praxis.

Her most recent publications include:

Naidoo, L., Wilkinson, J., Adoniou, M., & Langat, K. (2018). Refugee background students transitioning into higher education: Navigating complex spaces. Springer: https://link.springer.com/search?query=978-981-13-0419-4

Kaukko, M., & Wilkinson, J. (2018). ‘Learning how to go on’: refugee students and informal learning practices Journal of Inclusive Education. https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/10.1080/13603116.2018.1514080

Wilkinson, J& Bristol, L. (Eds.) (2018).  Educational leadership as a culturally-constructed practice: New directions and possibilities. Singapore: Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Educational-Leadership-as-a-Culturally-Constructed-Practice-New-Directions/Wilkinson-Bristol/p/book/9781138915312

Jane has been a deputy principal of a large rural secondary school in Victoria, an English curriculum consultant and began her career as a secondary English, ESL and French teacher.

Research interests

  • Feminist theories of leadership
  • Leadership as practice, in particular practice architectures and praxis, and practice theorists Pierre Bourdieu and Theodore Schatzki
  • Leadership as social justice
  • Refugee education

Keywords

  • Educational Leadership Studies
  • gender
  • Refugees
  • practice theory

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 1996 2019

Challenges for public education: perils and possibilities for educational leadership, policy and social justice

Wilkinson, J., Eacott, S. & Niesche, R., 2019, Challenges for Public Education: Reconceptualising Educational Leadership, Policy and Social Justice as Resources for Hope. Wilkinson, J., Niesche, R. & Eacott, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 1-13 13 p. (Local/Global Issues in Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Educational leadership in Australia: commonalities and contestation

Wilkinson, J. & Brooks, J. S., 2019, Asia Pacific Education: Leadership, Governance and Administration. Fernandes, V. & Chan, P. W. K. (eds.). 1st ed. Charlotte NC USA: Information Age Publishing, p. 31-43 13 p. (Leadership, Schools, and Change).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Re-imagining leadership as a resource of and for educational practice/praxis in neoliberal times

Wilkinson, J., 2019, Challenges for Public Education: Reconceptualising Educational Leadership, Policy and Social Justice as Resources for Hope. Wilkinson, J., Niesche, R. & Eacott, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 17-30 14 p. (Local/Global Issues in Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Unsettling equity frames in Australian universities to embrace people seeking asylum

Webb, S., Dunwoodie, K. & Wilkinson, J., Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Lifelong Education. 38, 1, p. 103-120 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Beyond culture as ethnicity: interrogating the empirical sites for leading scholarship

Bristol, L. & Wilkinson, J., 2018, Educational Leadership as a Culturally-Constructed Practice: New Directions and Possibilities. Wilkinson, J. & Bristol, L. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 23-39 17 p. (Routledge Research in Education; vol. 194).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review