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Research Interests

Professor Spillane has published extensively on issues of education policy, policy implementation, school reform, and school leadership. His work explores the policy implementation process at the state, district, school, and classroom levels, focusing on intergovernmental and policy-practice relations. He also studies organizational leadership and change, conceptualizing organizational leadership as a distributed practice. Recent projects include studies of relations between organizational infrastructure and instructional advice-seeking in schools and the socialization of new school principals.

Education/Academic qualification

Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy, PhD, Michigan State University

… → 1993

Education, MA, California State University Chico

… → 1985

Education and Geography, Baccalaureate, St Patrick's College, Maynooth

… → 1984


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