In January 2008 Helen Gunter became co-editor of the Journal of Educational Administration and History (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, www.tandf.co.uk).
The Journal of Educational Administration and History is an international Journal committed to the publication of high quality peer reviewed articles based on conceptual and empirical research. Its remit is broad, and it is based on a field that is pluralistic with a range of projects, people and research designs. The central purpose is to communicate rigorous research that undertakes historical analyses of educational administration, leadership, management and policy. The Journal's readership is international and includes policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.
2008 is the fortieth birthday of JEAH and the three issues will present a review of the role of the Journal in field development.
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In 2007 an edited collection by Graham Butt and Helen Gunter was published about workforce reform. The book is called: Modernizing Schools: people, learning and organizations, and is published by Continuum. The book contains chapters that examine the strategic origins and development of workforce reform together with case study empirical data of examples from schools undertaking this major change. International perspectives are provided from a range of researchers from Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, and South Africa.
In April 2005 Helen Gunter's new book Leading Teachers was published by Continuum. This book offers a direct challenge to simplistic notions of leadership that conventionally factor-out social, political and moral considerations. It confronts the aerosol leadership terms based on little empirical substance that colour contemporary thinking about leadership practice. In short, it calls the field to account and asks difficult and provocative questions about who creates knowledge, who has power and who leads.