Books:

Courtney, S., Gunter, H., Niesche, R & Trujillo, T. (Eds) (2020 In press). Understanding Educational Leadership: Critical Perspectives and Approaches. London: Bloomsbury.

Niesche, R. & Heffernan, A. (Eds) (2020 In press). Theorising Identity and Subjectivity in Educational Leadership Research. London: Routledge.

Niesche, R. & Gowlett, C. (2019). Social, Critical and Political Theories for Educational Leadership. Singapore: Springer.

Wilkinson, J., Niesche, R., & Eacott, S. (Eds) (2018). Dismantling Public Education: Implications for Educational Leadership, Policy and Social Justice. London and New York: Routledge.

Niesche, R. & Keddie, A. (2016). Leadership, Ethics and Schooling for Social Justice. London: Routledge.

Niesche, R. (2013). Deconstructing Educational Leadership: Using Derrida and Lyotard. London and New York: Routledge.

Eacott, S. & Niesche, R. (Eds) (2013). Empirical Leadership Research: Letting the Data Speak for Themselves. Niagara Falls, NY: Untested Ideas Research Center.

Niesche, R. (2011). Foucault and Educational Leadership: Disciplining the Principal. Routledge: London.

Jorgensen, R., Sullivan, P., Grootenboer, P., Niesche, R., Lerman, S. & Boaler, J. (2011). Maths in the Kimberley: Reforming Mathematics Education in Remote Indigenous Communities. Griffith Institute for Educational Research: Griffith University, Brisbane.

 

Book Chapters:

Niesche, R. and Heffernan, A. (2020 In press). Introduction. In R. Niesche & A. Heffernan (Eds), Theorising Identity and Subjectivity in Educational Leadership Research. London: Routledge.

Heffernan, A. and Niesche, R. (2020 In press). What does this book contribute to understandings of educational leadership, leaders’ identities and subjectivities? In R. Niesche & A. Heffernan (Eds), Theorising Identity and Subjectivity in Educational Leadership Research. London: Routledge.

Courtney, S., Gunter, H., Niesche, R. & Trujillo, T. (2020 In press). Taking critical perspectives and using critical approaches in educational leadership. In S. Courtney, H. Gunter, R. Niesche & T. Trujillo (Eds), Understanding Educational Leadership: Critical Perspectives and Approaches. London: Bloomsbury.

Eacott, S. & Niesche, R. (2020 In press). Educational and instructional leadership. In S. Courtney, H. Gunter, R. Niesche & T. Trujillo (Eds), Understanding Educational Leadership: Critical Perspectives and Approaches. London: Bloomsbury.

Niesche, R. (2020 In press). Subjectivity and the school principal: Governing at the intersection of power and truth. In R. Niesche & A. Heffernan (Eds), Theorising Identity and Subjectivity in Educational Leadership Research. London: Routledge.

Niesche, R. (2020). Post-structuralism and educational leadership and administration. In R. Papa (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Oxford University Press. Accepted 12 Nov 2019.

Niesche, R. (2019). Hacia un liderazgo socialmente justo. En J. Weinstein y G. Munoz, Editores, Liderazgo en Escuelas de Alta Complejidad Sociocultural: Diez Miradas. (Socially just leadership. In Jose Weinstein and G. Munoz (Eds.), Leadership in Schools Under Challenging Circumstances, 222-244). Santiago Chile: Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales.

Niesche, R. (2019). (Educational) Leadership and Pharmakon. In G. A. Pederzini (Ed.) Considering Leadership Anew: A Handbook on Alternative Leadership Theory. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 115-125.

Niesche, R. (2018). School and principal autonomy: resisting, not manufacturing the neoliberal subject. In J. Wilkinson, R. Niesche, & S. Eacott, (Eds), Dismantling Public Education: Implications for Educational Leadership, Policy and Social Justice. London: Routledge.

Niesche, R. & Thomson, P. (2017). Freedom to what ends – school autonomy in neoliberal times. In D. Waite & Bogotch, I. (Eds), The International Handbook of Educational Leadership. Wiley Blackwell.

Niesche, R. & Keddie. A. (2017). Advocacy, truth-telling and counter-conduct: An ethical approach to leading for social justice. In J. Wilkinson & Bristol, L. (Eds), Educational Leadership: Interrogating the Culturally Specific Sites of Leading Practices. Routledge.

Niesche, R. & Gowlett, C. (2017). Silenced, excluded and normalized. In B. Gobby & R. Walker (Eds), Exploring Curriculum: Social contexts of Education. Oxford University Press.

Niesche, R. (2016). Perpetuating inequality in education: Valuing purpose over process in educational leadership. In J. S. Brooks & A. Normore (Eds.), The Dark Side of Leadership: Identifying and Overcoming Unethical Practice in Organizations. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Niesche, R. (2016). Zombie Leadership, the differend and deconstruction. In G. Lakomski, S. Eacott & C. Evers (Eds), Questioning Leadership: New Directions for Educational Organisations. London: Routledge.

Niesche, R. (2016). Michel Foucault and Educational Administration. In M. Peters (Ed) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory (Sage).

Niesche, R. & Mills, M. (2013). Creating ‘temperamental artistes’: a longitudinal study of leadership capacity building in disadvantaged schools. In S. Eacott & R. Niesche (eds), Empirical Leadership Research: Letting the Data Speak for Themselves. Niagara Falls, NY: Untested Ideas Research Center.

Eacott, S. & Niesche, R. (2013). Empirical leadership research: letting the data speak for themselves. In S. Eacott & R. Niesche (eds), Empirical Leadership Research: Letting the Data Speak for Themselves. Niagara Falls, NY: Untested Ideas Research Center.

Niesche, R. (2012). Combating role discontinuity for principals of remote Indigenous schools. In R. Jorgensen, P. Sullivan, P. Grootenboer (Eds.), Pedagogies to enhance literacy and numeracy learning for Australian Indigenous students: Evidence based practice. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Jorgensen, R., Grootenboer, P. & Niesche, R. (2012). Teachers’ beliefs and practices in teaching mathematics in remote Aboriginal schools. In R. Jorgensen, P. Sullivan, P. Grootenboer (Eds.), Pedagogies to enhance literacy and numeracy learning for Australian Indigenous students: Evidence based practice. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Niesche, R. (2005). Disengaging leadership: educational administration and management as a field of scientific knowledge. In J. Yamanashi and I. Milojevic (Eds.), Researching Identity, Diversity & Education: Surpassing the Norm. Teneriffe: Post Pressed.

 

Refereed Journal Articles:

MacDonald, K., Keddie, A., Blackmore, J., Mahony, C., Wilkinson, J., Gobby, B., Niesche, R. & Eacott, S. (under review). School autonomy, accountability and social justice: policy overview of Australian public education (1970s to present). Journal of Education Policy.

Keddie, A., Blackmore, J., MacDonald, K., Wilkinson, J., Gobby, B., Niesche, R., Eacott, S. & Mahony, C. (under review). School autonomy in systems of maldistribution: key social justice dilemmas. International Journal of Leadership in Education.

Gobby, B. & Niesche, R. (2019). Problematising community empowerment and school boards as features of school autonomy reforms. Australian Educational Researcher, 46(3), 565-582.

Kabgani, S., Niesche, R. & Gulson, K. (2018). A post-humanist approach to subjectivity in education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50(13), 1259-1270.

Niesche, R. (2018). Critical perspectives in educational leadership: A new ‘theory turn?’ Journal of Educational Administration and History, 50(3), 145-158.

Niesche, R. (2016). What use is Foucault in Education today? Journal of Educational Administration and History, 48(1), 113-118.

Niesche, R. & Gowlett, C. (2015). Advocating a post-structuralist politics for educational leadership. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47 (4), 372-386.

Niesche, R. (2015). Governmentality and My School: school principals in societies of control. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47 (2), 133-145.

Mills, M. & Niesche, R. (2014). School reform and the emotional demands of principals: Lorna’s story. School Leadership and Management, 34 (2), 120-135.

Niesche, R. (2014). Deploying educational leadership as a form of governmentality. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 35 (1), 143-150.

Niesche, R. & Keddie, A. (2014) Issues of Indigenous Representation: White Advocacy and the Complexities of Ethical Leadership. Qualitative Studies in Education, 27 (4), 509-526.

Niesche, R. & Mills, M. (2013). Creating ‘temperamental artistes’: a longitudinal study of leadership capacity building in disadvantaged schools. Leadership & Policy Quarterly, 2 (4), 181-197.

Niesche, R. (2013). Foucault, counter-conduct and school leadership as a form of political subjectivity, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 45 (2), 144-158.

Niesche, R. (2013). Politicising articulation: Applying Lyotard’s work to the use of standards in educational leadership. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 16 (2), 220-233.

Niesche, R. (2012). Working against the grain: researching school leadership. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural politics of Education, 33 (3), 457-464.

Keddie, A. & Niesche, R. (2012). Productive engagements with student difference: the limitations and possibilities of addressing equity through cultural recognition. British Educational Research Journal, 38 (2), 333-348.

Niesche, R. & Haase, M. (2012). Emotions and Ethics: A Foucauldian framework for becoming an ethical educator.Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44 (3), 276-288.

Keddie, A. & Niesche, R. (2012). ‘It’s almost like a white school now’: racialised complexities, Indigenous representation and school leadership. Critical Studies in Education, 53 (2), 169-182.

Jorgensen, R. & Niesche, R. (2011). Curriculum leadership in remote Indigenous communities. Leading and Managing, 17 (1), 45-58.

Niesche, R. & Keddie, A. (2011). Foregrounding issues of equity and diversity in educational leadership. School Leadership and Management, 31(1), 65-77.

Niesche, R. (2010). Discipline through documentation: Grant applications as a form of governmentality for school principals. International Journal of Leadership in Education 13 (3), 249-263.

Jorgensen, R., Grootenboer, P., Niesche, R. & Lerman, S. (2010). Challenges for teacher education: the mismatch between beliefs and practice in remote Indigenous contexts. Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 38(2), 161-175.

Niesche, R. & Jorgensen, R. (2010). Challenges for educational leadership: Reforming curriculum in remote areas. Journal of Educational Administration, 48(1), 102-117.

Zevenbergen, R., Walsh, L. & Niesche, R. (2009). Reforming schools: a case study of New Basics in a primary school. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 12(2), 115-133.

Jorgenson, R. & Niesche, R. (2008). Equity, mathematics and classroom practice: developing rich mathematical experiences for disadvantaged students. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 13 (4), 21-27.

Zevenbergen, R., Sullivan, P., Lerman, S., Boaler, J., Grootenboer, P. & Niesche, R. (2008). Reforming pedagogy in remote Indigenous contexts. Curriculum Leadership, 36 (4), 1-6.

Niesche, R. (2003). Power and homosexuality in the teaching workplace. Social Alternatives, 22(2), 44-47.

 

Edited Journal Special Issues:

Niesche, R. (Ed) (2015). The uses of theory: Interrogating educational accountabilities through the MySchool website. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47 (2), 113-208.

Refereed Conference Papers:

Niesche, R. (2010). The maths in the Kimberley project: an overview. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), 3-7 July, Fremantle, WA.

Jorgensen, R. & Niesche, R. (2010). Dispersing mathematics curriculum leadership in remote Aboriginal communities. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), 3-7 July, Fremantle, WA.

Niesche, R. (2009). The Use of Home Language in the Mathematics Classroom, in the Symposium, Reforming Mathematical Pedagogy in Remote Indigenous Contexts. In B Bicknell et al (eds), Bridging the gap. Proceedings of the 32nd conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), 5-9 July, Palmerston North, NZ.

Jorgensen, R., Grootenboer, P. & Niesche, R. (2009). Insights into the beliefs and practices of teachers in a remote Indigenous context. In B Bicknell et al (eds), Bridging the gap. Proceedings of the 32nd conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), 5-9 July, Palmerston North, NZ.

Zevenbergen, R., Niesche, R., Grootenboer, P., & Boaler, J. (2008). Creating equitable practice in diverse classrooms: developing a tool to evaluate pedagogy. In M. Goos, R. Brown & K. Makar (Eds) Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Group of Australasia (MERGA), 28 June-1 July, Brisbane.

Conference Papers:

Niesche, R. and Thompson, K. (2019). Culturally responsive leadership: a case study of improving relations between Indigenous communities and schools. Paper presented at the AARE Annual Conference, QUT, Brisbane.

Gowlett, C. & Niesche, R. (2019). Social, Critical and Political Theories for Educational Leadership. Paper presented at the AARE Annual Conference, QUT, Brisbane.

Keddie, A., Blackmore, J., Wilkinson, J., Gobby, B., Eacott, S., Niesche, R., and McDonald, K. (2019). School autonomy, social justice and public schooling. Symposium presented at the AARE Annual Conference, QUT, Brisbane.

Niesche, R. (2018). Exploring the subjectification of principals: Moving beyond the disciplining of school leaders. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Sydney, December.

Niesche, R. (2018). Why is the field of educational leadership abandoning critique? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Sydney, December.

Niesche, R. (2018). School autonomy, governmentality and the subjectification of school principals. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Education Research Association (ECER), Bolzano, Italy, September.

Niesche, R. & Thomson, P. (2017). Freedom to what ends? – school autonomy in neoliberal times. Invited paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas, April.

Niesche, R. & Gowlett, C. (2017). Critical approaches to educational leadership. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Freemantle, December.

Niesche, R. (2016). Am I a Foucault fanboy? Engaging with poststructuralism in educational leadership: A response to Donmoyer. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December.

Niesche, R. (2016). Critical perspectives in educational leadership: limitations of the field and a new ‘theory turn’. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December.

Niesche, R. (2015). Zombie leadership, the differend and deconstruction. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, December.

Niesche, R. (2015). Biopolitics and educational leadership. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, December.

Niesche, R. (2014).  School and principal autonomy: Resisting not manufacturing the neoliberal subject. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), QUT, Brisbane, December.

Niesche, R. (2014). Zombie leadership. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual ELMA Conference, ACU Nth Sydney, September.

Niesche, R. (2013). Deconstruction and educational leadership: performativity through leadership standards. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Education Research Association (ECER), Istanbul, 10-13 September.

Niesche, R. (2013). Deconstructing Educational leadership: Derrida and Lyotard. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), 3-5 September, University of Sussex.

Niesche, R. & Keddie, A. (2012). Issues of Indigenous Representation: White Advocacy and the Complexities of Ethical Leadership. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Sydney, Dec.

Gowlett, C. & Niesche, R. (2012). (Re)opening the lines of thinking about the subject of social justice. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Sydney, Dec.

Niesche, R. (2011). A Foucauldian toolbox for educational leadership. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Hobart Nov-Dec.

Niesche, R. (2011). Examining the My School website as a form of governmentality for school principals. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Hobart Nov-Dec.

Niesche, R. (2010). Combating role discontinuity for principals of remote Indigenous schools. Paper presented at the Pedagogies to Enhance Literacy and Numeracy Learning for Aboriginal Students: Evidence Based Practice Conference 19-21 September, Binna Burra, Qld.

Niesche, R. (2010). Principals as community leaders in remote Indigenous schools. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne Nov-Dec 2010.

Keddie, A. & Niesche, R. (2010). Productive engagements with student difference: The limitations and possibilities of addressing equity through cultural recognition. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne Nov-Dec 2010.

Niesche, R. (2008). Complexities of implementation: Introducing curriculum change in Cape York and the Torres Strait. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, November, QUT, Brisbane.

Niesche, R. (2007). “Disciplining the principal”: exploring two white female principals’ subjectivities in Indigenous schools. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Notre Dame University, Fremantle.

 

Research Reports/Other Publications:

Niesche, R. & Page, A. (2018). Equity in Education: A Review of Research Literature. Gonski Institute for Education: UNSW.

Niesche, R. (2015). Guest Editorial. Special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47 (2), 113-117.

Jorgensen, R., Sullivan, P., Grootenboer, P., Niesche, R., Lerman, S. & Boaler, J. (2010). Maths in the Kimberley: Collected Papers. Griffith Institute for Educational Research: Griffith University.

Zevenbergen, R. & Niesche, R. (2008). Reforming mathematics classrooms: a case of remote Indigenous education. Working Paper No. 2, Brisbane, Qld: Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University.

Zevenbergen, R., Delaforce, R. & Niesche, R. (2008). Evaluation of the Bound for Success Curriculum Document and ILP Toolkit 2007. Research Consultancy Report to Education Queensland, Griffith Institute for Educational Research: Griffith University.

Collard, J. & Reynolds, C. (2005). Leadership, Gender and Culture in Education: Male and Female Perspectives. Open University Press. Book Review for The Australian Educational Researcher, 35 (1), April 2008.