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Mr Nigel Wright

Lecturer in Education (part-time)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education and Social Sciences

Summary

Nigel Wright began academic life in history but moved to education where he researches educational leadership and management. He has interests in educational evaluation having conducted national and regional projects as principal investigator. Nigel has a particular interest in research methodology and the supervision of doctorates which is his principal role now.

Journal Article

Passing on the reins of responsibility" Comparing school principals’ values and practices in a ‘wicked’ reality

Wright, N., & Bottery, M. (2014). Passing on the reins of responsibility? Comparing school principals’ values and practices in a ‘wicked’ reality. Contemporary educational leadership, 1(3), 51-70

The wicked and complex in education: developing a transdisciplinary perspective for policy formulation, implementation and professional practice

Bore, A., & Wright, N. (2009). The wicked and complex in education: developing a transdisciplinary perspective for policy formulation, implementation and professional practice. Journal of education for teaching : JET, 35(3), 241-256. https://doi.org/10.1080/02607470903091286

Portrait methodology and educational leadership : putting the person first

Bottery, M., Wright, N., Ngai, S. K. G., & Wong, P. M. Portrait methodology and educational leadership : putting the person first. International studies in educational administration, 37(3), 82-96

Between 'Bastard' and 'Wicked' leadership" School leadership and the emerging policies of the UK Coalition Government

Wright, N. (2011). Between 'Bastard' and 'Wicked' leadership? School leadership and the emerging policies of the UK Coalition Government. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 43(4), 345-362. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2011.606893

Personality, moral purpose, and the leadership of an education for sustainable development

Bottery, M., Wright, N., & James, S. (2012). Personality, moral purpose, and the leadership of an education for sustainable development. Education 3-13, 40(3), 227-241. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2010.512563

Postgraduate supervision

Nigel welcomes applications for doctoral research in the areas of leadership and management, educational evaluation and, where appropriate, general educational issues which have a ‘wicked' dimension. He has worked for three decades with research students from the Middle East and has a particular interest in research in education in this part of the world. Completed PhDs - Binmaboob T., (2015) The Use of Graphic Organisers in the teaching of English as a second language in Saudi Arabia, University of Hull - Soteriadou M., (2014) Ethnographic study of teachers practices dealing with inclusion in Cyprus, University of Hull - Overton D., (2014 ) Stakeholder perceptions in the development of a Children's University, University of Hull - James F., (2013) Developing professional identity in mature entrants to teaching, University of Hull - Qassim J., (2009)The development of assessment policy in Qatar, University of Hull - Marmara C., (2012) Staff development for Secondary School Teachers in Cyprus, University of Hull Current PhD supervisions - An Investigation into How Child-Centered Education is Constructed in Early Years Education in the Public Sector in Saudi Arabia - The Experience of Transition from High School to University: A qualitative exploration of perceptions of first year female students at King Saud University - Reflective Learning Practice and Leadership Capacity: A Case Study at Ha'il University School of Education - Assessment in secondary schools in Libya - The perceptions of three stakeholder groups on the impact of using two western methods (Total Quality Management and School Effectiveness Research) for improving education in Saudi Arabia - Exploring the perceptions of informed individuals about the education provisions for Bidoun in Kuwait