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ERIC Number: EJ1150320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Educators Are Not Uncritical Believers of a Cult Figure
Hattie, John
School Leadership & Management, v37 n4 p427-430 2017
John Hattie replies to Scott Eacott's article "School Leadership and the Cult of the Guru: The Neo-Taylorism of Hattie" ("School Leadership & Management," v37 n4 p413-426 2017). Hattie addresses three major claims of Eacott's article. They are: (1) There are specific conditions that have enabled the rise of Cult Hattie. The main condition is that Australia is currently reform-conscious and this reform is dominated by a rational/control approach concerned with a need to know "what works". This is, Eacott writes, a Tayloristic pursuit of "one right method" and "all of a sudden, despite years of school effectiveness and school improvement literature and calls for instructional leadership (including supporting empirical research) there was finally research that spoke to administrator rhetoric"; (2) Eacott's second claim is that "unlike past attempts at pedagogical reform, Hattie's work has provided school leaders with data that appeal to their administrative pursuits"; and (3) The argument that the cult of Hattie is a tragedy in Australian school leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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