Dr Alison Taysum

Dr Alison TaysumLecturer in Education

EdD (University of Birmingham)

Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7523
Email: ast11@le.ac.uk

Personal details

See End of Page for CV

EdD

I began my working life as an industrial production manager followed by a welcome move into primary school teaching and leadership in 1995 - 2000 including a role as School Governor. I moved into Higher Education in 2001 and taught on undergraduate courses at the University of Wolverhampton for four years in Education Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Special Needs and Inclusion Studies and on a Masters Course module aimed at newly-qualified teachers.

I joined the University of Leicester in January 2005 as an experienced researcher. My research focus is on the ways in which postgraduate research equips educational leaders and professional educationalists to work as agents of change within policy frameworks to realise education for all and its connections with economic and cultural participation in society.

I have worked on Inter-University collaborations and was a Member of BRIDGE project between University of Leicester and Herzen State Pedagogical University funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and the Russian National Training Federation. Leader of curriculum element of BRIDGE 2, a curriculum development project worth £15,000 and BRIDGE 3, a curriculum development and research project worth £37,500 role: leader of curriculum development (August 2006- October 2008). I headed a BELMAS Doctoral Research Interest Group Seminar Series (£10,000.00), and I am part of an international network examining ways in which students, teachers and educational leaders participate with processes and practices in their educational institutions.

The Japanese Educational Administration Society and the Korean Society for Educational Management commissioned research for an international symposium Rethinking the Global Trends of Education Governance Reforms with Japan, the US and Korea where Alison gave a key note Taysum, A. (2013) Rethinking Global Trends of Education Governance Reforms in England, University of Kyoto, Kyoto. I was also commissioned to write and present a paper at the Japanese Education Forum Taysum, A. (2013) English Policies for Early Years Children and their implications for primary education provision and economic returns on investment, Kyoto. The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Technology and the National Education Policy Research Institute also commissioned a paper that was presented at the Ministerial Offices, Tokyo: Taysum, A. (2013) The training of the school leader in reforms of the National Professional Qualification for Headship, The National College for Teaching and Leadership and Leadership and Management Policy in England, Tokyo.

I am also a member of the BELMAS-University Council for Education Administration (US) International School Leadership Development Network Research Project.

I was the programme leader of a large International EdD at The School of Education for three years 2009 - 2012. Over my nine years of service at the University of Leicester I have been responsible for leading the MA in Leadership for Learning, The MSc in Educational Leadership for which I have written a module 'External Influences on Educational Leadership', for the new degree, The MBA in Educational Management, writing and providing the MSc in Educational Leadership (School Business Management) and writing a dual Masters degree as leader of the curriculum element of the British Degree in Russia (BRIDGE) project which was the focus of researches. I have also been a Primary PGCE visiting tutor and personal tutor and was part of the team who introduced Masters level to the Primary PGCE programme. I currently supervise a range of students studying for PhD, EdD, and MSc in Educational Leadership, have been joint supervisor for two students awarded the EdD Degree, have been internal and external examiner for PhD and EdD theses, and contribute to doctoral substantive teaching at school level and methodological teaching at both school and college level.

I am Past Chair for the School of Education Educational, Leadership, Learning and Change Special Interest Group and Past Chair for the School of Education Research Ethics Committee and have represented the School at College and University Research Ethics Committee meetings.

I am also the Honorary Treasurer and Director for the British Educational, Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) and the University of Leicester representative on the UCET International Committee 2010 to 2012. I am on the steering committee for the Leadership Foundation in Higher Education research project 'Sustainable and Ethical Practice in Developing International Partnerships in Higher Education' for University of Wolverhampton and I am also on the editorial boards for The BELMAS journal Management in Education, The UCEA Journal of Research into Leadership in Education, Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, European Studies in Education Management, Journal of Research and Reflections in Education, and I review for numerous international journals including Educational Management Administration and Leadership, Journal of Education Policy, Educational Review, European Journal for Educational Research, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, The Journal of Organization and Change Management, International Journal for Leadership in Education, European Studies in Educational Management, and I have reviewed for book proposals for Bloomsbury, and Routledge and reviews for the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference.

I am an External Examiner for the EdD programme at The University of Lincoln, and the MEd/MEd School Leadership, and External Examiner for the PG DIP (Management), MEd and MEd (School Leadership) at Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland. I was formally the External Examiner for the EdD at Kings College, London, and for the MEd at the University of Gloucestershire. I was on the validation panel for The University of the West of Scotland MEd, have been appointed to the programme revalidation panel for the Professional Development Masters level programme at the University of Ulster and externally examined Action Research modules for Lincoln University.

I am Secretary to the Arden Parents' Teachers' Association.

I sing in a church choir, play trumpet for Meridian Winds, and I am an active member of a gym and former gym instructor.

Teaching

I supervise students on the EdD and PhD and teach substantive and research methods doctoral sessions at Study Schools and Residential Weekends which I have also led.

PhD

  • Module leader for PhD Distance learning module 1

MSc Educational Leadership

  • ED 7587 External Influences on Educational Leadership Module Author of substantive content and Module Leader
  • ED 7589 Research Methods Module Leader

Publications

Selected publications

Edited book

Taysum, A. and Arar, K. (2018) Turbulence, Empowerment and Marginalisation in International Education Governance Systems. Scarborough: Emerald.  https://twitter.com/AlisonTaysum/status/1071297298846674944

Taysum, A. and Rayner, S. (2014) Investing in Our Education? Leading, Learning, Researching and the Doctorate. Scarborough: Emerald.

Monograph

Taysum. A. (2012) Evidence Informed Leadership in Education. London: Continuum.

International Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Taysum, A. (2013) 'The impact of doctoral study on educational leaders' work for students' participation in education systems and society' in Educational Review 65 (4) pp. 432 - 446.

Taysum, A. (2013) Educational Leaders' Doctoral Research that informed strategies to steer their organizations towards cultural alignment in Educational Management, Administration and Leadership 1741143213496660, first published online on October 1, 2013.

Taysum, A. (2014) ‘School leadership and management policy and the training of the school leader in English reforms through the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)’. Published in National Institution for Education Policy Research (in Japanese). Available at: http://www.nier.go.jp/shochu/seika/pdf/kyoinyosei_201403b.pdf

Taysum, A. and Gunter, H. (2008) 'A critical approach to researching social justice and school leadership in England'. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice. 3 (2) pp. 183 – 199.

Taysum, A. (Guest Editor) (2012) 'Learning from International Educational Policies to move towards sustainable living for all'. Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 4 (1): http://www.ijse.eu/index.php/ijse/issue/view/12

Taysum, A. and Iqbal, M. (2012) 'What counts as meaningful and worthwhile policy analysis' Italian Journal of Sociology of Education'. 4 (1) pp. 11- 28.

Taysum, A. (2012) 'A critical historiographical analysis of England's educational policies from 1944 to 2011' Italian Journal of Sociology of Education. 4 (1) pp. 54- 87.

Taysum, A. (2012) 'Ten nation states: an analysis of policy, agency and globalization' Italian Journal of Sociology of Education. 4 (1) pp. 321- 250.

Taysum, A. (2012) 'Standards as rules for compliance or as guidelines for critical, reflective and reflexive engagement in educational contexts'. European Studies in Educational Management. 1 (1) pp. 78-96.

Taysum, A. (2011) 'Strengths of postgraduate research in Continuing Professional Development'. Management in Education. 25 (4) pp. 138-141.

Taysum, A. (2008) 'School Leadership' in G. McCulloch and D. Crook (eds) The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education. London: Routledge Falmer.

Taysum, A. (2008) 'School Based Management' in G. McCulloch and D. Crook (eds) The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education. London: Routledge Falmer.

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Research

My research interests focus on building international research collaborations and partnerships with a focus on understanding and improving effective educational leadership, and learning to underpin evidence informed innovations to enable young people to be drivers of social change. My research with international partners and collaborators reveals research partnerships between Higher Education Institutions and Schools and Colleges are instrumental to optimising participation, and raising student achievement, attainment and striving for equity. Higher Education Institutions and School/College research partnerships, often facilitated through Post-Graduate Research degrees, also enable communities to think about, and talk about achieving full economic, cultural and political participation in multicultural, intergenerational societies with evolving gender relationships.

Projects

The international collaborations and partnerships focusing on these interests can be found here:

The current key research project is an ‘International boundary crossing study of teachers’ and students’ participation in institutional processes and practices’. I have led this project with an international team from South Africa, United States, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Guyana, Pakistan, Finland, England, Nigeria, Israel, Russia, and Kazakhstan. The team is now expanding to include more European partners and international partners.

This international project seeks to develop research partnerships between the Academy and schools and colleges. The project seeks to deliver a collaborative innovative European Union Cooperation framework to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to become drivers of social change. The framework enables young people to benchmark their progress towards meeting participation principles and standards that emerged from the key research project above. Young people can then award their organisations with a Charter Mark if the organisation provides opportunities for them to develop as drivers of social change for a sustainable socio-economic model. The opportunities are presented through intervention strategies that are presented in a tool box that include schemes of work for adoption and adaption.

I am interested in the role of postgraduate research and research partnerships between the academy and schools and colleges to enable the European Union Cooperative Framework to build capacity using the Bologna process. A key element to the project is the development of multicultural dispositions. I have collaborated with Charles Slater, a formal superintendent, and now Professor at California State University, United States to explore this theme. Charles and I focused on the learning journeys of educational professionals doing doctorates to understand the importance of post graduate research in developing multicultural identities underpinned by the principles of respect and inclusion. I am now developing this project with The Feast who support structured interfaith community building to underpin inclusionary and respectful multifaith, multicultural, intergenerational communities with evolving gender relationships and equity for those recognised as being disabled by society.

The research ties in with my research project into the impact of postgraduate research on optimising leadership, learning and innovation through evidence informed leadership drawing on the narrative biographies of leaders from England, the United States and Russia.

I am also working with Carole Collins-Ayanlaja who is a Doctor and senior leader in Chicago, United States. Together we are developing understandings of how home school networks and informal learning can enable parents of Black children to advocate for their children in an education system to underpin achievement and attainment. We are drawing on Carole's doctoral research and my international perspectives. This is a key piece to developing the key project.

My international research partnerships and collaborations also focus on the role glocalised education policy plays in enabling educational professionals to develop culturally relevant evidence informed leadership, learning and innovations in schools and colleges to optimise participation, and achievement. The international collaborations and partnerships regarding critical policy studies have included Egypt, Finland, Greece, Israel (both Arab, and Jewish focus), Japan, Kazahstan and South Korea, England, Pakistan, China, France, France, Italy, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Russia, and United States of America. The next edition of the special edition journal to develop this project to include a further eight nation states will be published in February 2017.

I was invited to collaborate with the US, South Korea, Japan, and UK to rethink the global trends of education governance reforms at Kyoto UNiversity in a half day symposium (Funding Japan Educational Administration Society, and International Relation Committee of the Society 300,000 Japanese Yen).

I was also invited by the National Institute for Education and Policy Research (NIER) to look into teacher and manager development and I presented my findings to The National Education Research Institute and Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Tokyo. (Funding NIER 50,000 Japanese Yen).

I was invited by the Japan-UK Education Forum to explore the English Policies for Early Years Children and their implications for primary education provision and economic returns on investment’ and present her findings to the Japan-UK Education Forum in Kyoto (Funding Japan-UK Education Forum 50,000 Japanese Yen).

I was a Member of BRIDGE project between University of Leicester and Herzen State Pedagogical University funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and the Russian National Training Federation. Leader of curriculum element of BRIDGE 2, a curriculum development project worth £15,000 and BRIDGE 3, a curriculum development and research project worth £37,500 role: leader of curriculum development (August 2006- October 2008).

From this research project myself, Professor Sergei Trapitsin and Professor Victoria Pogosian have collaborated in exploring The role of dialogue and modes of study educational leaders engage with on a Masters degree provided by a UK and Russian Higher Education Institution. Professor Trapitsin introduced me to Professor Aigerim Mynbayeva at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Professor Aigerim has invited me to Al-Farabi Kazakh National University to develop the project by working with Doctoral students.

Supporting postgraduate researchers is very important to me and with Professor Stephen Raynor I was principle investigator for the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Doctoral Research Interest Group Seminar Series funded by BELMAS £10,000 (please see www.belmasdrig.co.uk/BELMAS_DRIG/Home.html (September 2010- October 2011) and the DRIG continues with funding of £2000 per annum. The outcomes from this project were a website that I created and manage, and a book that both Professor Stephen Raynor and I edited that included chapters from key note speakers at the seminar series who were selected for their impact in the field.

I also led the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) development grant (£2000) for an International day conference with 30 delegates, and a series of research meetings. I was able to part-fund colleagues from Russia with Herzen State Pedagogical University. The focus was on innovative educational programmes to build capacity for leading teachers. The research team examined sustainable leadership and building tolerance in multi-cultural contexts.

Supervision

Topics for doctoral supervision include:

  • Globalization, Educational Leadership, Learning and Innovation
  • Optimising participation in education systems to enable young people to be drivers of social change
  • Critical Policy Studies
  • Exploring relationships between the state, the public and the economy for full civic engagement
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Civic work and engaging with social justice
  • Developing multicultural and intergenerational dispositions through formal and informal learning
  • The ethics of research in educational leadership and management

CV

Name

Dr Alison Sheila Taysum

University of Leicester, School of Education, 162-166 Upper New Walk, Leicester, LE17QA. UK.

email: ast11@le.ac.uk. Tel: +44 (0) 116 229 7523 Fax: +44 (0) 116 229 7501

Job title

MSc Educational Leadership Programme Leader appointed June 1st 2014.

Department Equality Officer.

Post Graduate Tutor (Course leader) (EdD) September 2009 - 2012.

Lecturer in Educational Leadership (Permanent Appointment) January 2005 - current.

Qualifications

EdD in Leaders and Leadership in Education (part-time) Taysum, A. (2006) A survey of the learning journeys of school leaders doing the Doctorate of Education in England. Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Birmingham, Birmingham.

MSc Research Methods (part-time); MA in Managing Educational Organisations (part-time); PGCE (primary) (full time), BA Joint Honours in English and Drama II:II (full-time).

Funded research projects

Principle Investigator British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Doctoral Research Interest Group Seminar Series funded by BELMAS £10,000 (please see bespoke website I built with 1104 hits: www.belmasdrig.co.uk/BELMAS_DRIG/Home.html) (September 2010- October 2011).

Ongoing funding of £1,500 per annum to continue seminars.

Member of BRIDGE project between University of Leicester and Herzen State Pedagogical University funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and the Russian National Training Federation. Leader of curriculum element of BRIDGE 2, a curriculum development project worth £15,000 and BRIDGE 3, a curriculum development and research project worth £37,500 role: leader of curriculum development (August 2006- October 2008).

BELMAS development grant for International day conference with 30 delegates, and a series of research meetings. Principal Investigator. Total grant £2000. Herzen State Pedagogical University paid for six delegates’ flights and part accommodation fees to attend the conference and meetings.

Principle Investigator BELMAS Seminar Series (2010 – 2012) Doctoral Research Interest Group. £10,000. Ongoing budget of £1,500 per annum from BELMAS to continue seminar series.

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE)Does leadership have to come from the enabled? Understanding leadership from a disability perspective’. I was invited to be steering committee member because of my expertise in the field of critical policy studies and leadership for social justice. Dr Neil Duncan (PI). Emira Mahmoud, Bob Williams-Findlay, Stephanie Brewster, Angela Clifford. 16/04/2015 £500.00.

Japanese Educational Administration Society and Korean Educational Administration Society, Japan. Historiography of English Education Policy. Commissioned research and travel to Japan and hotel expenses on: Rethinking the Global Trends of Education Governance Reforms: Experiences over the Past Few Decades in England. 300,000 Japanese Yen October 2013.

Japan-UK Education Forum in Kyoto, Japan. Commissioned research into early years policy in England. 50,000 Japanese Yen October 2013.

Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Education. Seen as international leading expert and commissioned to research and give lecture on: School leadership and management policy and the training of the school leader in English reforms through the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). I was later invited to publish the lecture as an article in a National Educational Research Policy Institute Publication. 50,000 Japanese Yen. October 2013.

Convener of British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Doctoral Research Interest Group Seminar Series. Looking to develop this with Prof Tim Simkins, and Prof David James British Educational Research Association (BERA) and with postgraduate researchers from BELMAS and BERA. £2000.00 per annum.

Commissioned to write and deliver a forty hour module in Research Methods Training for doctoral students at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. October – November 2015.

Leader of The BELMAS Research Students Community. £1500 per annum. www.belmas.org.uk/Interest-Groups

Research Contributions:

Refereed Contributions

Single authored book

Taysum, A. (2012). Evidence Informed Leadership. London: Continuum.

Edited books

Taysum, A. and Rayner, S. (2014) Investing in Our Education? Leading, Learning, Researching and the Doctorate. Scarborough: Emerald.

Taysum, A. And Arar, K. Turbulence, Empowerment and Marginalised Groups in International Education Governance Systems. Scarborough Emerald.  (in progress).

Journal articles

Taysum, A. (2017) ‘Shifts in education policy, administration and governance in Guyana 1831–2017. Seeking ‘a political’ agenda for equity and renewal’ in A. Taysum (ed) Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 9(2):55-87.

Taysum, A. (2017a). ‘Editorial and editor External influences on education systems and educational leadership in Shifts in Germany Hungary, Guyana, India, Pakistan, and the US. Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 9(2).

Harrison, K., Taysum, A., McNamara, G., O’Hara, J. (2016) The Degree to Which Students and Teachers Are Involved in Second-Level School Processes and Participation in Decision Making: An Irish Case Study in Irish Studies in Education. In Irish Educational Studies 35 (2) 155- 173.

Taysum, A. and Arar, K. ‘Action Research Design for an International Boundary Crossing Study to improve student and teacher participation in school processes and practices to improve learning and learning outcomes’ in Italian Journal of Sociology of Education (under review).

Taysum, A. ‘An English Case of Participation in School Processes and Practices to inform School Senior Management Teams' change strategies to improve learning, and student outcomes’ in talian Journal of Sociology of Education (Under review).

McGuinness, S., and Taysum, A. ‘Distributed Leadership to enhance participation in school processes and practices to improve learning: A Northern Irish Faith Secondary School Case-Study’ in Italian Journal of Sociology of Education3 (under review).

Taysum, A., Trapitsin, S., and Pogosian, V. (2015) The role of dialogue and modes of study educational leaders engage with on a Masters degree provided by a UK and a Russian Higher Education Institution. KazNu Bulletin Pedagogical Sciences 3(43):75-86 available at: http://bulletin-pedagogic-sc.kaznu.kz/index.php/1-ped/issue/view/4

Taysum, A. (2014) ‘School leadership and management policy and the training of the school leader in English reforms through the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)’. Published in National Institution for Education Policy Research (in Japanese). Available at: https://www.nier.go.jp/05_kenkyu_seika/pdf_seika/h26/3-3_all.pdf

Taysum, A. ‘English Policies for Early Years Children and their implications for primary education provision and economic returns on investment’ in Japan-UK Education Forum (18) Available at:       http://www.juef.sakura.ne.jp/bulletin/vol.18/juef_2014_18_05_taysum.pdf and pdf version available at: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6_Id8SC2cAMJ:www.juef.sakura.ne.jp/bulletin/vol.18/juef_2014_18_05_taysum.pdf+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=safari

Taysum, A. (2014) ‘Editorial and editor of special edition’ of The Italian Journal of Sociology of Education that includes 7 cases of critical policy analysis of education policy from 1944 to the present day of: Egypt, Finland, Greece, Israel (Jewish perspective), Japan, Kazakhstan, and South Korea. Available at: http://ijse.padovauniversitypress.it/issue/6/2

Taysum, A. (2013) “Educational leaders’ doctoral research that informed strategies to steer their organizations towards cultural alignment” Educational Management, Administration and Leadership. Available at: http://EMA.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/09/24/1741143213496660.full.pdf+html downloaded 3rd October 2013.

Taysum, A. (2013) Rethinking the Global Trends of Education Governance Reforms: Experiences over the Past Few Decades in England Presented to Japan Educational Administration Society, and International Relation Committee of the Society in Half-day International Symposium Rethinking the Global Trends of Education Governance Reforms: Experiences over the Past Few Decades in England, The U.S., South Korea and Japan. Kyoto. Available at: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JcedlKLF4fwJ:www.educ.kyoto-u.ac.jp/compoli/taikai/07symposium.pdf+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=safari

Taysum, A. "The impact of doctoral study on educational leaders' work for students' participation in education systems and society". Educational Review. First published electronically 21st August 2012.

Guest Editor "Learning from International Educational Policies to move towards sustainable living for all". Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 10 (1): China, England, France, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Republic of Ireland, Russia, United States. Available at:  http://ijse.padovauniversitypress.it/issue/4/1

Taysum, A. and Iqbal, M. (2012) "What counts as meaningful and worthwhile policy analysis" Italian Journal of Sociology of Education". 4 (1) pp. 11- 28.

Taysum, A. (2012) "A critical historiographical analysis of England's educational policies from 1944 to 2011" Italian Journal of Sociology of Education. 4 (1) pp. 54- 87.

Taysum, A. (2012) "Ten nation states: an analysis of policy, agency and globalization" Italian Journal of Sociology of Education. 10 (1) pp. 321- 250.

Taysum, A. (2012a). ‘Editorial and editor’ ‘Learning from international educational policies to move towards sustainable living for all’ in China, England, France, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Russia, United States. Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 4(1). Retrieved from http://ijse. padovauniversitypress.it/issue/4/1

Taysum, A. (2012) "Standards as rules for compliance or as guidelines for critical, reflective and reflexive engagement in educational contexts” European Studies in Educational Management. 1 (1) pp.78-96.

Taysum, A. (2011) “Strengths of postgraduate research in Continuing Professional Development for Professional Educationalists” in Management in Education. 25 (4) pp. 138-141.

Taysum, A. and Gunter, H. (2008) “A critical approach to researching social justice and school leadership in England” Education, Citizenship and Social Justice. 3 (2) pp.183 – 199.

Taysum, A. (2007) “The distinctiveness of The EdD in producing and transforming knowledgeJournal of Education, Administration and History, Vol. 39, No. 3 (285-296).

Taysum, A. (2007) “EdD research; does it have a future in developing educational leaders?” New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership, Vol. 22, No. 2 (22-36).

Taysum, A. (2006) “The distinctiveness of the EdD within the University Tradition.” Journal of Education Administration and History Vol. 38, No. 3. pp.323- 334.

Taysum, A. (2003) “Exploring the life of a University leader through The Holistic Leader Model.” Management in Education, 17 (3), pp 9-12.

Taysum, A. (2008) “School Leadership” in G. McCulloch and D. Crook (eds) The Routledge International Encyclopaedia of Education. London: Routledge Falmer.

Taysum, A. (2008) “School Based Management” in G. McCulloch and D. Crook (eds) The Routledge International Encyclopaedia of Education. London: Routledge Falmer.

Taysum, A. (2009) Collaborative Partners Published in Conference Proceedings pp.232-235 and presented in absentia. Herzen State Pedagogical University 17-19 March.

Research Report

Taysum, A. (2012) British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society Doctoral Research Interest Group End of Award Report accessible at: http://www.belmasdrig.co.uk/BELMAS_DRIG/Home.html The website I built and manage has received 1104 hits.

Book Chapters

Taysum, A. (2017) ‘Systems Theory and education: A philosophical enquiry into Education Systems Theory’ In P. Higgs, and Y. Waghid (eds) A Reader for Philosophy of Education. 1, 1. South Africa:   Juta.

Taysum, A. and Slater, C. (2014) The Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) and educational leader dispositions and values in England and the United States In A. Taysum and S. Rayner, (eds) Investing in Our Education? Leading, Learning, Researching and the Doctorate. Scarborough: Emerald.

Taysum, A. and Rayner, S. (2014) ’Investing in Our Education? Leading, Learning, Researching and the Doctorate; an introduction’. In A. Taysum and S. Rayner, (eds) Investing in Our Education? Leading, Learning, Researching and the Doctorate. Scarborough: Emerald.

Rayner, S. and Taysum, A. (2014) ’The Doctoral Dividend: Leading, Learning, Researching; conclusions’. In A. Taysum and S. Rayner, (eds) Investing in Our Education? Leading, Learning, Researching and the Doctorate. Scarborough: Emerald.

Invited Key Notes

Taysum, A. (2013) English Policies for Early Years Children and their implications for primary education provision and economic returns on investment. Presented to Japanese Education Forum, Kyoto.

Taysum, A. (2013) Rethinking the Global Trends of Education Governance Reforms: Experiences over the Past Few Decades in England Presented to Japan Educational Administration Society, and International Relation Committee of the Society in Half-day International Symposium Rethinking the Global Trends of Education Governance Reforms: Experiences over the Past Few Decades in England, The U.S., South Korea and Japan. Kyoto. Available at: http://www.educ.kyoto-u.ac.jp/compoli/taikai/07symposium.pdf

Invited Lecture

Taysum, A. (2013) The training of the school leader in English reform of NPQH NCSL and school leadership and management policy with reference to the UK. Presented to The National Education Research Institute and Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Tokyo.

Invited Colloquium

Taysum, A. (2009) “Every Child Matters, No Child Left Behind, and the politics of recognition”. Invited Colloquium: University of California, Santa Cruz, April.

Published Conference Proceedings

Taysum, A. (2013) Rethinking the Global Trends of Education Governance Reforms: Experiences over the Past Few Decades in England in ‘Rethinking the Global Trends of Education Governance Reforms: Experiences over the Past Few Decades in England, The U.S., South Korea and Japan’ Kyoto: Japan Educational Administration Society (published as conference proceedings in Japanese and English).

Refereed conference papers

Taysum, A. and Collins-Ayanlaja, C. A Bourdieusian analysis of institutional racism; the case of a US Secondary School. World Education Research Association, Washington (forthcoming).

Imam, H. and Taysum, A. Investigating how teachers and students of secondary schools in Nigeria describe and understand participation in their educational institution. BELMAS, Cheshire (forthcoming).

Taysum, A., Arar, K., Collins-Ayanlaja, C., Harrison, K., Imam, H., Murrel-Abery, V., Mynbayeva, A., Yelbayeva, Z. (2015) ‘Theory of Young People's Participation in Systems and Learning from International Boundary Crossing Action-Research Project;. European Conference for Educational Research. Budapest, Hungary. September.

Taysum, A., Pogosian, V., and Piskunova, E. (2015) ‘Comparative Analysis Of English, Russian And EU Policies To Empower Young People As Drivers Of Social Change’. European Conference for Educational Research. Budapest, Hungary. September.

Taysum, A. (2015) 'Democracy: Time for Renewal or Retreat in Educational Leadership'. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference, Reading, July.

Collins-Ayanlaja, C, and Taysum. A. (2015) Parents’ of Black Children’s authentic participation in a school system. Edulead Conference, NorthWest University Potchefstroom, South Africa, April.

Taysum, A. (2015) Putting Principals/Headteachers Standards and Masters Courses to work to bridge the educational achievement Gap. Edulead Conference, NorthWest University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, April.

Taysum, A. (2014) Convener of a large symposium in two parts: ‘International Boundary Crossing Study Of Higher Education Institutions working in Partnership with Schools To Improve Participation In Processes And Practices Chair: Jan Heystek (Stellenbosch University) Discussant: Carole Ayanlaja (Chicago, Superintendent) (2014). International Boundary-Crossing Study Of Cases of Higher Education Institutions Working With Schools To Improve School Participation, ECER, Porto.

Taysum, A. and Arar, K. (2014) Research Design of International Boundary Crossing Study; Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Institutions Working With Schools To Improve Participation in School Processes ECER, Porto.

Taysum, A. (2014) International Boundary-Crossing Study Of Higher Education Institutions Working With Schools To Improve School Participation; An English Case Study, ECER, Porto

Taysum, A. (2014) Convener of BELMAS Round Table: Institutional Self Inquiry into Participation for self improving school systems; a comparative analysis of papers papers from Israel, India, Republic of Ireland, Nigeria, Pakistan, Northern Ireland, and Russia In BELMAS Annual Conference 2014.

Taysum, A. (2014) Institutional Self Inquiry into Participation; an English case. In BELMAS Annual Conference 2014.

Taysum, A. (2013) Making sense of social justice in education: School leader perspectives in England in Symposium Making sense of social justice: An International Exploration of School Leaders Chair Stevenson,H., Discussant Norberg, K. European Conference for Educational Research. Istanbul, September.

Taysum A. (Symposium Leader) Taysum, A. (Chair), Potter, I. (Discussant), McGuinness, S and Taysum, A., McNamara, G. and Harrison, K., Arar, K., Khan, M.I. (2012) “Part 1 International Boundary Crossing Study of Teachers’ and Students’ Participation in Institutional Processes and Practices”. European Conference for Educational Research. Istanbul, September.

McGuinness, S. and Taysum, A. (2013) Distributed Leadership in a Northern Irish School – A Case Study in Part 1 International Boundary Crossing Study of Teachers’ and Students’ Participation in Institutional Processes and Practices”. European Conference for Educational Research. Istanbul, September.

Taysum, A. (Symposium Leader) Chopra, P. (Chair) Potter, I., (Discussant) Pekka, K., Elbaeva, Z., Taysum, A., Murrel-Abery (2013) “Part 2 International Boundary Crossing Study of Teachers’ and Students’ Participation in Institutional Processes and Practices”. European Conference for Educational Research. Istanbul, September.

Taysum, A. (2013) An English Case of Participation in School Processes and Practices in Part 2 International Boundary Crossing Study of Teachers’ and Students’ Participation in Institutional Processes and Practices”. European Conference for Educational Research. Istanbul, September.

Taysum, A. (2013) Chair for ‘Leading Creatively in High Poverty Schools: A Case for

Transformative Leadership’ Shields, C., Muhammad, H. and Ehric, L., Comber, B., Smeed, J., Smeed, J,. Klenowski, V., Harris, J. (2013) European Conference for Educational Research. Istanbul, September.

Taysum, A. (symposium Leader), Grimaldi, E., Iqbal, M., Pogosian, V., Serpieri, R., (2012) “Part 1 Globalization, Policy and Agency: Eight Nation States working together to Further Understand Their Political Sociologies of Education”. European Conference for Educational Research, Cadiz, September.

Taysum, A. (Symposium Leader), Arar, K., Imam, H., McGuinness, S., Zay, D. (2013) “Part 2 Globalization, Policy and Agency: Eight Nation States working together to Further Understand Their Political Sociologies of Education”. European Conference for Educational Research, Cadiz, September.

Taysum, A. (2012). The impact of educational research, and ICT on participation in educational institutions. British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society Annual Conference. Manchester, July.

Taysum, A. (2011) Balancing the Supply and Demand of education, neo-liberalist market forces and well-being; a race to the finish line or a sustainable journey towards the public good? American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans.

Taysum, A., Pogosian, V., Trapitsin, S., and Tropinova, E. (2011) “The Education Project for the 21st Century” British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference.

Taysum, A., Pogosian, V., and Tropinova, E. (2011) “Globalisation and internationalisation of Higher Education: Management of Joint International Programmes”. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference.

Dumas, T., and Taysum, A. (2010) Bridging the University and District; new organizational partnerships to make schools and colleges better places for young people to grow up in. British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society Annual Conference, Wokefield Park, UK, July. Co-author.

Taysum, A., Trapitsin, S., Pogosian, V. (2010) The Impact of Students’ Cultural Background On the Efficiency of their Learning in New Educational Settings. European Conference for Educational Research, Helsinki, Finland, September. Lead author.

Taysum, A. (2009) The role of the University in developing educational leaders as public intellectuals through postgraduate research to engage members of minority or marginalized communities and to work on behalf of those least advantaged in society and educational systems. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. San Diego. USA, April.

Taysum, A., Pogosian, V., and Iqbal, M. (2009) Comparing contemporary educational policies in England, The US, Russia and Pakistan; multi-cultural perspectives within the global village. European Conference for Educational Research. Vienna, September. Lead author.

Taysum, A., A., Trapitsin, S., Shah, S., Gromova, L., Mercer, J., Pushkinova, E. (2009) How educational leaders’ learn to mediate complex policy contexts: co-constructing evidence based practice in partnership with English and Russian Higher Education Institutions. Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy Annual Conference, July. Lead author.

Taysum, A., (2009) The role of evidence based practice in developing educational leaders to engage with civic work, work for social justice and to raise standards in their educational communities. British Educational Leadership, Management, Administration Society Annual Conference. Sheffield: July.

Taysum, A. (2009) Collaborative Partners Published in Conference Proceedings pp.232-235 and presented in absentia. Herzen State Pedagogical University 17-19 March.

Taysum, A. (2008) The role of research in developing Educational Leadership for the 21st century: creating our future. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. New York, USA.

Taysum, A (2008) What is the role of pedagogical relationships on the EdD in developing educational leaders? British Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Edinburgh, September.

Taysum, A, (Convener and Chair), Rayner, S., Robertson, C. Farrier, Rowland, K. (2008) All Children Matter: Addressing Special and Inclusive education. Key Note Panel. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference. Aston, July.

Taysum, A. and Iqbal, M. (2008) An examination of educational policy in England and Pakistan since the Second World War. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Annual Conference. Aston, July. Lead author.

Taysum, A. (2007) Learning Journeys on the EdD; What the school leaders have to say. BELMAS conference. Reading, October.

Taysum, A. (2004) Critical perspectives on leading and managing schools to improve teaching and Learning: Finding space for Middle Management to build dialogue to improve teaching and learning. Paper presented as part of BERA SIG Symposium.  BELMAS SCRELM Research Conference. St Catherine’s Oxford. July. Short listed for Toshiba Prize for the paper that best represented the theme of BELMAS-SCRELM Conference: “New Understandings in Educational Leadership and Management”.

Non-refereed contributions

Taysum, A. (2008) “Should we be encouraging business managers to progress into headship?” in School Financial Management.

Taysum, A. (2008) Developing UK-Russia HE Partnerships. Poster Published on PM12 website HYPERLINK "http://www.britishcouncil.org/bridge_project_-_university_of_leicester_and_herzen_state_pedagogical_university_-_poster.pdf" http:// w ww.britishcouncil.org/bridge_project_-_university_of_leicester_and_herzen_state_ peda gogical_ u n i v ersity_-_poster.pdf (accessed 29th November 2010).

Postgraduate Research teaching and supervision

Doctorate: I have supervised three doctoral students to completion and co-supervised two doctoral students to completion. I was the course leader of a large International EdD at The School of Education, University of Leicester for three years, and provided a 40 hour face to face doctoral research methods programme to postgraduate students in Al Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan. I have four full time campus based PhD students, and 6 part time distance learning doctoral students.

I have examined five Doctoral Theses (EdD), twelve Doctoral Theses (PhD), five of which were overseas and one European (outside the UK), and Chaired three Doctoral Theses Examinations.

I was External Examiner for Kings College London EdD 2010 – 2014 and Lincoln University EdD 2012 - 2016.

I have worked with academics and students to organise three International Postgraduate Student Conferences. I have won funding for, and led two International Conferences at The University of Leicester. I have organized and led 18 National conferences for BELMAS RIGs.

Masters: I have supervised some 100 Masters students with five students presenting at International conferences and two students publishing articles that demonstrated impact in their field to the international peer reviewed journal Management in Education. I have taught Master classes at Herzen State Pedagogical University in Russia.

External Examiner for Masters in Education with Specialisms, PGDH, PGCML, PDGIS Short Course, Collaborative Learning Online for Shared Education and Reconciliation, Middle Leadership in a Shared Education Context, Ulster University, Belfast.

External Examiner for Masters for Educational Leadership, the Masters for Education, and the Postgraduate Diploma for Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland 2015- 2018.

External Examiner for Ulster University Masters of Education 2016 – 2019

External Examiner for the Open University Masters in Education Leadership 2016 - 2018

External examiner for the University of Gloucestershire MEd (2009 – 2013).

I was on the validation panel for The University of West Scotland MEd, The University of Ulster, Subject unit of Professional Development a sub-unit of Post Graduate Diploma and MEd.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Tutor: I have been a visiting tutor and personal tutor for the Primary PGCE at the University of Leicester (4 years).

Undergraduate teaching and supervision: I taught on Education Studies, Special Needs and Inclusion Studies, and Early Childhood Studies undergraduate degrees, a Masters module, and prepared the validation documentation for a Foundation Degree at the University of Wolverhampton (2001 - 2004).

Factors of Esteem

Treasurer and Trustee for the British Educational, Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS).

BELMAS Doctoral Thesis Award Panel Member

Deputy Editor for Management in Education, an international peer reviewed journal currently published by SAGE on behalf of BELMAS. Four years 2004-2008.

Editorial Board Member for Management in Education, an international peer reviewed journal currently published by SAGE on behalf of BELMAS.

Editorial Board Member of new International Peer Reviewed Journal Research and Reflections in Education Lahore: University of Lahore.

Editorial Board Member of Italian Journal of Sociology of Education.

Reviewer for the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Reviewer for Qatar National Research Fund

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Research in International Education (2009 – 2012).

Member of the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers International Committee (2009-2012).

Past Chair for the School of Education Special Interest Group Educational Leadership, Learning and Change and served on the School of Education Learning and Teaching Committee  and the School of Education Research Committee (2009- 2012). I was Chair of the School of Education Research Ethics Committee (2007-2010).

BELMAS representative on Reference Group for the BERA/RSA enquiry on research and teacher education.

I have mentored a visiting fellow Dr Muhammad Iqbal from Pakistan, and Dr Elena Tropinova from Russia.

Reviewer for International Journals:

Educational Management Administration and Leadership.

European Educational Research Association.

Journal of Educational Policy.

American Educational Research Journal Teaching Learning and Human Development

International Journal of Leadership in Education

Management in Education

School Effectiveness and School Improvement

Equity and Excellence in Education.

New Horizons in Education.

New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership

Reviewer for book publishers

Bloomsbury

Routledge

 

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