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Associate Professor Ross Notman

Dr Ross NotmanAssociate Professor
Director, Centre for Educational Leadership and Administration
BA(Hons)(Otago) MEdAdmin PhD(Massey) DipEd(Otago) DipTchg AFNZIM

Dunedin Campus
Tel 64 3 479 5461
Email ross.notman@otago.ac.nz

Biography

Ross Notman has been the director of the Centre for Educational Leadership and Administration (CELA) at the University of Otago since 2010. He was formerly foundation head of department, Education Studies and Professional Practice, at the College of Education for 2007-2008. He is currently the principal New Zealand investigator for two international collaborative leadership projects: a 14-country International Successful School Principalship Project and an 8-country International School Leadership Development Network that is investigating how to prepare educators to be leaders in high-needs schools. In addition, Ross was the director of a Ministry of Education-funded TLRI research project in 2011 that examined values teaching and learning in schools.

Research Interests

His research interests centre on the personal dimensions of educational leadership and their impact on teaching and learning, with a particular focus on values-based leadership. Ross presents at international leadership conferences and has edited a special journal issue and book about successful leadership in New Zealand schools and an early childhood centre. He also teaches in College undergraduate programmes as well as postgraduate leadership papers at Masters and doctoral level.

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Publications

Notman, R. (2020). Epilogue: A metaphoric approach to leading diversity in schools. In J. C. Veenis, S. Robertson & J. R. Berry (Eds.), Multiculturalism and multilingualism at the crossroads of school leadership: Exploring leadership theory, policy, and practice for diverse schools. (pp. 227-229). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-54750-9_13

Notman, R. (2020). An evolution in distributed educational leadership: From sole leader to co-principalship. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 35, 27-40.

Murakami, E., Gurr, D., & Notman, R. (Eds.). (2019). Educational leadership, culture, and success in high-need schools. Charlotte, NC: Information Age, 223p.

Murakami, E., Notman, R., & Gurr, D. (2019). Educational leadership, culture and success in high-need schools: Introduction from the editors. In E. Murakami, D. Gurr & R. Notman (Eds.), Educational leadership, culture, and success in high-need schools. (pp. xi-xix). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Notman, R., & Jacobson, S. (2019). School leadership practices in early childhood education: Three case studies from New Zealand. In E. Murakami, D. Gurr & R. Notman (Eds.), Educational leadership, culture, and success in high-need schools. (pp. 169-184). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Edited Book - Research

Murakami, E., Gurr, D., & Notman, R. (Eds.). (2019). Educational leadership, culture, and success in high-need schools. Charlotte, NC: Information Age, 223p.

McNae, R., Morrison, M., & Notman, R. (Eds.). (2017). Educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand: Issues of context and social justice. Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press, 180p.

Notman, R. (Ed.). (2011). Successful educational leadership in New Zealand: Case studies of schools and an early childhood centre. Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press, 155p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Notman, R. (2020). Epilogue: A metaphoric approach to leading diversity in schools. In J. C. Veenis, S. Robertson & J. R. Berry (Eds.), Multiculturalism and multilingualism at the crossroads of school leadership: Exploring leadership theory, policy, and practice for diverse schools. (pp. 227-229). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-54750-9_13

Murakami, E., Notman, R., & Gurr, D. (2019). Educational leadership, culture and success in high-need schools: Introduction from the editors. In E. Murakami, D. Gurr & R. Notman (Eds.), Educational leadership, culture, and success in high-need schools. (pp. xi-xix). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Notman, R., & Jacobson, S. (2019). School leadership practices in early childhood education: Three case studies from New Zealand. In E. Murakami, D. Gurr & R. Notman (Eds.), Educational leadership, culture, and success in high-need schools. (pp. 169-184). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Gurr, D., Murakami, E., & Notman, R. (2019). Making world connections: Educational leadership in high-needs schools. In E. Murakami, D. Gurr & R. Notman (Eds.), Educational leadership, culture, and success in high-need schools. (pp. 185-194). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Notman, R. (2017). Holistic leadership in a high-needs early childhood centre. In R. McNae, M. Morrison & R. Notman (Eds.), Educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand: Issues of context and social justice. (pp. 130-142). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Morrison, M., Notman, R., & McNae, R. (2017). Transcending the personal and political: Provocations. In R. McNae, M. Morrison & R. Notman (Eds.), Educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand: Issues of context and social justice. (pp. 159-173). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Notman, R., Morrison, M., & McNae, R. (2017). Introduction: Leading for social justice and high needs in education. In R. McNae, M. Morrison & R. Notman (Eds.), Educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand: Issues of context and social justice. (pp. 1-13). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Notman, R. (2014). The interplay of values. In C. M. Branson & S. J. Gross (Eds.), Handbook of ethical educational leadership. (pp. 176-194). New York: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203747582.ch12

Notman, R. (2014). New Zealand: A values-led principalship: The person within the professional. In C. Day & D. Gurr (Eds.), Leading schools successfully: Stories from the field. (pp. 117-128). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Notman, R. (2011). Building leadership success in a New Zealand education context. In R. Notman (Ed.), Successful educational leadership in New Zealand: Case studies of schools and an early childhood centre. (pp. 135-152). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Notman, R. (2011). Personal pathways through the leadership maze: A New Zealand perspective on the sustainable developement of school leaders. In G. I. Lingam (Ed.), Educational leadership: Emerging issues and successful practices. (pp. 12-29). Suva, Fiji: School of Education, University of the South Pacific.

Notman, R. (2011). Leading New Zealand schools and centres: An introduction. In R. Notman (Ed.), Successful educational leadership in New Zealand: Case studies of schools and an early childhood centre. (pp. 9-14). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Notman, R. (2020). An evolution in distributed educational leadership: From sole leader to co-principalship. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 35, 27-40.

Jacobson, S., & Notman, R. (2018). Leadership in early childhood education: Implications for parental involvement and student success from New Zealand. International Studies in Educational Administration, 46(1), 86-101.

Notman, R. (2017). Professional identity, adaptation and the self: Cases of New Zealand school principals during a time of change. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 45(5), 759-773. doi: 10.1177/1741143216670650

Notman, R. (2016). An overview of educational leadership research in the East Asia region. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 18(2), 29-42.

Notman, R., & Youngs, H. (2016). Researching and evaluating secondary school leadership in New Zealand: The Educational Leadership Practices Survey. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 31(1/2), 108-120.

Notman, R. (2015). Leadership in New Zealand high-needs schools: An exploratory study from the International School Leadership Development Network project. Scottish Educational Review, 47(1), 28-48.

Notman, R. (2015). Seismic leadership, hope, and resiliency: Stories of two Christchurch schools post-earthquake. Leadership & Policy in Schools, 14(4), 437-459. doi: 10.1080/15700763.2015.1039137

Torrance, D., Notman, R., & Murphy, D. (2015). Teacher leadership development: An exploration of issues arising from programmes in Scotland and New Zealand. Scottish Educational Review, 48(2), 43-59.

Notman, R. (2014). Lessons in leadership: What can New Zealand learn from the international successful school principalship project? Education Review, (May), 4.

Robertson, S., & Notman, R. (2013). Leadership factors that influence the development of teacher practice. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 28(2), 57-68.

Notman, R. (2012). Implementing values in the New Zealand curriculum: Four years on. Set: Research Information for Teachers, 3, 41-49.

Notman, R. (2012). Intrapersonal factors in New Zealand school leadership success. International Journal of Educational Management, 26(5), 470-479. doi: 10.1108/09513541211240264

Notman, R., & Henry, D. A. (2011). Building and sustaining successful school leadership in New Zealand. Leadership & Policy in Schools, 10(4), 375-394. doi: 10.1080/15700763.2011.610555

Notman, R. (2010). Who lies within? The personal development of educational leaders. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 25(2), 17-29.

Notman, R. (2009). In pursuit of excellence. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 24(1), 26-31.

Notman, R., & Henry, A. (2009). The human face of principalship: A synthesis of case study findings. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 24(1), 37-52.

Notman, R. (2008). Leading from wthin: A values-based model of principal self-development. Leading & Managing, 14(1), 1-15.

Notman, R. (2006). Values-based leadership: A secondary principal's perspective. New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership, 21(2), 5-16.

Notman, G. R. (1999). Preparing for principalship: To be or not to be? New Zealand Principal, August, 8-11.

Notman, R. (1997). Principal selection by boards of trustees: Perceptions and process. New Zealand Journal of Educational Administration, 12, 50-57.

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Journal - Research Other

Bryant, M., Cheng, A., & Notman, R. (2014). Editors' summary. Management in Education, 28(3), 78-79. doi: 10.1177/0892020614540413

Notman, R. (2010). Joining leadership and classroom pedagogies: A review of the Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration [BES]. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 25(1), 11-21.

Notman, R. (2009). The softer skills of leadership: Stories and strategies of six successful New Zealand school principals [Editorial]. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 24(1), 1-3.

Notman, R. (2009). [Review of the book Leadership for exceptional educational outcomes: Findings for students from AESOP]. Journal of Educational Administration & History, 41(3), 303-304. doi: 10.1080/00220620903034568

Notman, R. (2007). [Review of the book To be a teacher: Journeys towards authenticity]. New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership, 22(2), 57-59.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Notman, R. (2017). Teacher leadership in New Zealand and Scotland. Leading Lights, 1, 7-10.

Notman, R. (2013). Intrapersonal factors in New Zealand school leadership success [translated into traditional Chinese] [Reprint of Notman, R. (2012). Intrapersonal factors in New Zealand school leadership success, International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 26, No. 5, (470-479)]. Journal of Education Research, 227(1), 122-129. doi: 10.3966/168063602013030227009

Notman, R. (2012). Who is the person behind the principal? A case for self development. SPANZ: Journal of the Secondary Principals' Association of New Zealand, (December), 8-10.

Notman, R. (2011). A focus on international programs: CELA. UCEA Review, 52(1), 27.

Notman, R. (2007). Genuine Values [Comment]. Education Review, (April), 8.

Notman, G. R. (2002). Other pathways to principal appraisal. Education Today, 6(4), 19-20.

Notman, R. (2001). School leadership: do we block the ball or play off the front foot? Educational Review, (December).

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Notman, R., Henry, A., Latham, D., Potaka, P., Slowley, D., & Ross, P. (2008). Successful school principals: Factors that impact on their success. Proceedings of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management Conference. Retrieved from http://www.emasa.co.za/node/42

Notman, R. (2008). Developing the leadership 'self': International perspectives on the personal development of school principals. Proceedings of the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (NZEALS) International Educational Leadership Conference. [CD-ROM] NZEALS. [Full Paper]

Notman, R. (2007). Connecting with the self: How we might assist the personal development of school leaders. Proceedings of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders International Conference. ACEL. Retrieved from http://www.acelconference2007.com/

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