Colin Evers

Professor of Educational Leadership
Professor

Colin Evers is Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education (FASS) at UNSW. Prior to that appointment he was Professor of Education at The University of Hong Kong. His research interests include educational leadership, administration and policy, philosophy of education, and research methodology. His interest in research methodology flows from a perspective on epistemology that is naturalistic and coherentist, and he is currently co-editing a Special Issue of the journal Comparative Education devoted to an examination of the relationship between Confucian heritage cultures and methodology.

PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Haig B; Evers CW, 2016, Realist Inquiry in Social Science, Sage, London, https://au.sagepub.com/en-gb/oce/realist-inquiry-in-social-science/book239560#description
2016
2015
Katyal KR; Evers CW, 2014, Teacher leadership: New conceptions for autonomous student learning in the age of the internet, Taylor and Francis, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315814063
2014
Chitpin S; Evers CW, 2014, Preface
2014
Katyal KR; Evers CW, 2014, Teacher Leadership New conceptions for autonomous student learning in the age of the Internet Preface, Routledge Research in Education, ROUTLEDGE, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000340972700001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2014
Book Chapters
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Evers C, 2019, 'Decision-making and the school organization', in The SAGE Handbook of School Organization, SAGE Publications Limited, pp. 430 - 446, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/unsw/detail.action?docID=5601733
2019
Evers CW, 2017, 'Epistemology and Educational Administration', in Encyclopedia of educational philosophy and theory, Springer, Singapore, pp. 755 - 799
2017
Lakomski G; Evers CW; Eacott S, 2017, 'The future of leadership: New directions for leading and learning', in Lakomski G; Eacott S; Evers CW (ed.), Questioning leadership: new directions for educational organisations, Routledge, London, pp. 178 - 191, https://www.routledge.com/Questioning-Leadership-New-directions-for-educational-organisations/Lakomski-Eacott-Evers/p/book/9781138183162
2017
Lakomski G; Evers CW, 2017, 'Educational Leadership and Emotion', in Waite D; Bogotoch I (ed.), The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Leadership, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, Nj, pp. 45 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118956717.ch3
2017
Lakomski G; Evers CW, 2016, 'Challenging leadership: The issues', in Questioning Leadership: New Directions for Educational Organisations, pp. 3 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315678610
2016
Chitpin S; Evers CW, 2015, 'Preface', in Decision-making in educational leadership : principles, policies, and practices, Routledge/​Taylor &​ Francis Group, New York, pp. viii - xii
2015
Evers CW, 2015, 'Decision making as problem-solving trajectories', in Chitpin S; Colin WE (ed.), Decision Making in Educational Leadership: Principles, Policies, and Practices, London Routledge/​Taylor &​ Francis Group, New York, pp. 57 - 71, http://www.amazon.com.au/Decision-Making-Educational-Leadership-Principles-ebook/dp/B00KT8WRHM
2015
Katyal KR; Evers CW, 2014, 'The nature and function of teacher leadership Looping back or looking forward?', in TEACHER LEADERSHIP: NEW CONCEPTIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS STUDENT LEARNING IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, edn. Routledge Research in Education, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 38 - 58, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000340972700004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2014
Katyal KR; Evers CW, 2014, 'Teacher leadership in context Towards critical self-learning', in TEACHER LEADERSHIP: NEW CONCEPTIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS STUDENT LEARNING IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, edn. Routledge Research in Education, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 133 - 149, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000340972700008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Katyal KR; Evers CW, 2014, 'Instructional leadership and autonomous student learning Resolving the paradoxes', in TEACHER LEADERSHIP: NEW CONCEPTIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS STUDENT LEARNING IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, edn. Routledge Research in Education, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 59 - 81, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000340972700005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2014
Katyal KR; Evers CW, 2014, 'Involving the 'clients' Reinforcing home-school connectivity', in TEACHER LEADERSHIP: NEW CONCEPTIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS STUDENT LEARNING IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, edn. Routledge Research in Education, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 108 - 132, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000340972700007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2014
Katyal KR; Evers CW, 2014, 'Current views and the need for a new model of teacher leadership', in TEACHER LEADERSHIP: NEW CONCEPTIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS STUDENT LEARNING IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, edn. Routledge Research in Education, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 1 - 18, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000340972700002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2014
Katyal KR; Evers CW, 2014, 'The Internet and its implication for teacher leaders', in TEACHER LEADERSHIP: NEW CONCEPTIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS STUDENT LEARNING IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, edn. Routledge Research in Education, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 19 - 37, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000340972700003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Katyal KR; Evers CW, 2014, 'Teacher leadership and student engagement Bridging the school and 'real world' divide', in TEACHER LEADERSHIP: NEW CONCEPTIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS STUDENT LEARNING IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, edn. Routledge Research in Education, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 82 - 107, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000340972700006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2014
Evers CW, 2012, 'Organisational contexts for lifelong learning: Individual and collective learning configurations', in Aspin DN; Chapman J; Evans K; Bagnall R (ed.), Second international Handbook of Lifelong Learning, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 61 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2360-3_4
2012
Lakomski G; Evers CW, 2011, 'Analytical philosophy and organizational theory', in Tsoukas H; Chia R (ed.), Philosophy and organization theory (Special issue of research in the sociology of organizations, 32, edn. Original, Emerald, Bingley, UK, pp. 23 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2011)0000032004
2011
Evers CW, 2010, 'Educational leadership: Philosophical issues', in Baker E; McGaw B; Peterson P (ed.), International encyclopedia of education, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 710 - 716, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00413-9
2010
Mason M; Evers CW, 2010, 'Comparative education: Philosophical issues', in Baker E; McGaw B; Peterson P (ed.), International encyclopedia of education, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 257 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.01453-6
2010
Katyal K; Evers CW, 2009, 'Ambiguities in assessing higher education research in Hong Kong: Critical reflections'', in Besley T (ed.), Assessing the quality of educational research in higher education, edn. Original, Sense Publishers, Boston, pp. 157 - 171
2009
Fox R; Yuen A; Evers CW; Lau HF; Deng LP, 2007, 'Faculty perceptions of ICT benefits', in Tsang P; Kwan R; Fox R (ed.), Enhancing Learning through technology, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812772725_0001
2007
Edited Books
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Chitpin S; Evers C, (ed.), 2015, Decision making in educational leadership: Principles, policies, and practices
2015
Journal articles
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Nguyen HC; Evers C; Marshall S, 2017, 'Accreditation of Viet Nam’s higher education: achievements and challenges after a dozen years of development', Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 25, pp. 475 - 488, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QAE-11-2016-0075
2017
Evers CW; Lakomski G, 2015, 'Naturalism and Educational Administration: New directions', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, pp. 402 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2014.976932
2015
Eacott S; Evers C, 2015, 'New Frontiers in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Theory', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, pp. 307 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2014.977530
2015
Evers CW; Lakomski G, 2013, 'Methodological individualism, educational administration, and leadership', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 45, pp. 159 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2013.768969
2013
Lakomski G; Evers CW, 2012, 'Emotion and rationality in educational problem solving: From individuals to groups', Korean Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 30, pp. 653 - 677
2012
Chitpin S; Evers CW, 2012, 'Using Popper's philosophy of science to build pre-service teachers' knowledge', International Journal of Education, vol. 4, pp. 144 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ije.v4i4.2757
2012
Evers CW; Lakomski G, 2012, 'Science, systems, and theoretical alternatives in educational administration: The road less travelled', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 50, pp. 57 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578231211196069
2012
Evers CW; King M; Katyal KR, 2011, 'Conducting research in Confucian heritage cultures: An overview of methodological issues', Comparative Education, vol. 47, pp. 295 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2011.586762
2011
Evers CW; Mason M, 2011, 'Context-based inferences in research methodology: The role of culture in justifying knowledge claims', Comparative Education, vol. 47, pp. 301 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2011.586763
2011
Lakomski G; Evers CW, 2010, 'Passionate rationalism: The role of emotion in decision-making', Journal of Educational Administration, vol. 48, pp. 438 - 450, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09578231011054707
2010
Evers CW, 2009, 'Remembering PESA: An intellectual journey', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 41, pp. 788 - 793, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-5812.2009.00582.x
2009
Evers CW; Katyal KR, 2008, 'Assessing research quality in education: The Hong Kong research assessment exercise', Access: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies, vol. 27, pp. 87 - 96, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=736629606279048;res=IELHSS
2008
Evers CW; Katyal K, 2008, 'Educational leadership in Hong Kong schools, 1950-2000: Critical reflections on changing themes', Journal of Educational Administration and History, vol. 40, pp. 164 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620802507268
2008
Evers CW, 2007, 'Culture, cognitive pluralism and rationality', Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 39, pp. 364 - 382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00345x
2007
Evers CW; Katyal K, 2007, 'Paradoxes of leadership: contingencies and critical learning', South African Journal of Education, vol. 27, pp. 377 - 390, http://www.ajol.info/index.php/saje/article/viewFile/25106/4320
2007
Evers CW; Wu EH, 2006, 'On generalising from single case studies: Epistemological reflections', Journal of Philosophy of Education, vol. 40, pp. 511 - 526, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9752.2006.00519.x
2006
Wu EH; Evers CW, 2006, 'Parental influence on talent development: Implications and strategies from western and Chinese literature', Gifted and Talented International, vol. 21, pp. 36 - 46, http://www.world-gifted.org/Publications/GnTI-Journal
2006
Chitpin S; Evers CW, 2005, 'Teacher professional development as knowledge building: a Popperian analysis', Teachers and Teaching - Theory and Practice, vol. 11, pp. 419 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13450600500137208
2005