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Rachel McNae PhD
 
 

Rachel’s recently published books include - Realizing Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research (Sense, 2017) and Educational Leadership for Social Justice in Aotearoa New Zealand (New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2017) and International Women Leading Education - Harnessing the Joy in Leadership, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).


                              


Other Recent Publications:  

 
  • Slater, C., Morrison, M., & McNae (in press). Leadership for Social Justice in Schools in Mexico, New Zealand and Spain, in P. Angelle & D. Torrance, Cultures of Social Justice Leadership. Intercultural Contexts of Schools, Palgrave MacMillan.   
  • Klevering. N., & McNae, R. (2018).  Making sense of leadership in early childhood education: Tensions and complexities between concepts and practices. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice.
  • McNae, R. (2018). Sharing their wor[l]ds:  Appreciating student’s voices in youth leadership development, Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership, March, 2018 Special Issue - Student Voice, 137-153.
  • McNae, R. (2018). Women leading for Social Justice in Higher Education:  Surfacing joy in challenging times. In: International Women Leading Education. Rowan and Littlefield.
  • McNae, R. & Cowie, B. (2017).  Elaborating Local Research Agendas: Reimagining Innovative Research Partnerships.  In:  R. McNae and B. Cowie, Realising Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research (pp. ix-xvi).  Wellington, NZCER. 
  • Cowie, B. & McNae, R. (2017).  Partnership Research: A Relational Practice.  In:  R. McNae and B. Cowie, Realising Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research (pp. 307-309).  Wellington, NZCER. 
  • McNae, R. (2017).  Placing students at the centre while working from the margins: Generating student voice in youth adult partnerships. In:  R. McNae and B. Cowie, Realising Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research (pp. 3-8).  Wellington, NZCER. 
  • McNae, R. (2017).  Making sense of self: Leaders of and for social justice in Aotearoa New Zealand.  In: P. Angelle, A Global Perspective of Social Justice Leadership for School Principals. Tennessee, United States of America: Information Age Publishing.
  • McNae, R. (2017).  Women leading for social justice in the Commonwealth.  In: P. Miller (ed), Cultures of    Educational Leadership: Global and Intercultural Perspectives, pp. 25-52. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McNae, R. & Cook, S. (2017).  Leading turnaround schools: Instilling hope and disrupting the status quo.  In: R. Notman, R. McNae and M. Morrison, Educational Leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand: Issues of context and social justice.  New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
  • Notman, R., McNae, R. & Morrison, M. (2017). Leading for social justice in Aotearoa New Zealand. In: R. McNae, R. Notman and M. Morrison (eds), Educational Leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand:  Issues of context and social justice.  New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
  • Morrison, M., Notman, R., McNae, R. (2017). Leading for social justice in Aotearoa New Zealand. In: R. McNae, R. Notman and M. Morrison (eds), Educational Leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand:  Issues of context and social justice.  New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
  • McNae, R. (2016). Appreciating young women and their leadership: A strength-based approach to leadership development with high school student leaders.Journal of Planning and Change. 46, 3, 469-485. 
  • McNae, R. & Morrison, M., & Branson, C. (2015). Leading for Social Justice, Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice. 30(1), 1-4.
  • Branson, C., McNae, R. & Morrison, M. (2015). Tui Tui Tuituia, Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice. 30(1), 132-42.
  • Morrison, M., Branson, C., & McNae, R. (2015). Multiple hues: New Zealand school leaders’ perceptions of social justice, Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice. 30(1), 4-16.
  • McNae, R. (2015). Women leading across the continents: Perspectives and possibilities.Gender and Education, 27(3), 288-303.
  • Branson, C., Morrison, M., & McNae, R. (2015). In Search Of Seamless Education. In: S. Gross, & J. Shapiro (eds).Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership: Reclaiming School Reform. USA: Routledge.
  • McNae, R. (2015). Gender Status and Educational Leadership: Section Editor in: Reilly, E., & Bauer, Q. (2015).Theoretical Foundations in Women’s Leadership, (pp. 1-42), USA: Rowman & Littlefield Education with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).
  • McNae, R. (2014). Activism and Community Engagement to Promote Girls and Women. In W. Sherman- Newcombe, & K. Mansfield (Eds.),Women Interrupting, Disrupting, and Revolutionizing Educational Policy & Practice(pp. 277-310). Virginia, USA: Information Age Publishing.
  • McNae, R. (2014). Educational leadership for social justice: Engaging relational pedagogies. In C. Branson and S. Gross (Eds.),International Handbook of Ethical and Moral Leadership(pp. 93-111). United States: Routledge.
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  • McNae, R. (2013). In their wor[l]ds: Co-constructive pedagogies for enhanced student engagement.SET, 3, 29-36, Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
  • McNae, R. (2011). Learning leadership: An insight into young women's beliefs and perceptions about leadership learning in high schools. In H. Macha, C. Fahrenwald and Q. J. Bauer (eds).Gender and Education - Towards New Strategies of Leadership and Power,pp.133-143 
  • McNae, R. (2011). Student Leadership in the secondary school context: The influence of school context on young women’s leadership perceptions, Journal of Leading and Managing,17(2), 36-51.
  • McNae, R. (2010). Young women and leadership: Sharing conversations to create meaningful leadership learning opportunities, Journal of Educational Administration 48(6), 677-688.
  • McNae, R., & Strachan, J. (2010). Researching in cross cultural contexts: A socially just process, Waikato Journal of Education, 15(20) 41-54.
  • Strachan, J., & Saunders, R. (2007). Ni Vanuatu women and educational leadership development. New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership,22, 37-48.
  • Saunders, R. E. (2006). Youth leadership: Creating meaningful leadership programmes for young women through the process of co-construction. New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership,20(2),15-30. 

Recent Presentations
  • McNae R. (2018).  Contemplating togetherness: Navigating change and complexity with collective responsibility. Keynote address for the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society, 20 April, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • McNae, R. & Morrison, M. (2018). Making sense of social justice leadership: in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Educational Leadership Society, 20 April 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • McNae, R. & Wright, N. (2018).  Architectures of Ownership: Leading in Digital Learning Spaces , 19 April 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • McNae, R. (2017). Appreciating student voice in youth leadership development. University Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration, Denver, Co, November 5.
  • Notman, R., McNae, R., & Morrison. (2017).  High needs and social justice in New Zealand Schools.    University Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration, Denver, Co, November 5.
  • McNae, R. (2017).  International Women Leading Education - Surfacing joy in challenging times.  University Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration, Denver, Co, November 5.
  • McNae, R. (2017).  Making sense of the ‘self’ with[in]social justice leadership: Embodied leadership through lived experiences.  International Women Leading Education. Duque de Caxias, RioDe Janeiro, Brazil: July 20.
  • McNae, R. (2017).  Supporting change through appreciative Inquiry:  The impact of student centred, local and global learning agendas.  British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Conference, Ettington, United Kingdom, July 7.
  • McNae, R. (2016).  Educational leadership for social justice: International School Leaders Development Network. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Conference, Leading for Social Justice, Cheshire, United Kingdom, 9 July.
  • McNae, R. (2016).  Women leading for social justice in the Commonwealth. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Conference, Leading for Social Justice, Cheshire, United Kingdom, 9 July.
  • McNae, R. (2015). Activism and community engagement to promote girls and women: To have voice and Choice. American Educational Research Association, Toward Justice:  Culture, language and heritage in education research and praxis. Chicago, Illinois, 16-20 April.
  • McNae, R. (2015). Social Justice:  Diverse experiences of women leading in higher education. Locating networks and agency for leadership within the university context. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Conference, Democracy: Time for Renewal or Retreat in Educational Leadership, Reading, United Kingdom, 10-12 July.
  • McNae, R. (2015).  Appreciative Inquiry and leadership Learning: Engaging student voice in leadership development with high school student leaders. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Conference, Democracy: Time for Renewal or Retreat in Educational Leadership, Reading, United Kingdom, 10-12 July.
  • McNae, R. (2015).  International School Leaders Development Network: Voices of school leaders around the world. British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) Conference, Democracy: Time for Renewal or Retreat in Educational Leadership, Reading, United Kingdom, 10-12 July.
  • McNae, R., & Mackay, J. (2015). Beneath the Surface: Re-designing School Leadership So it Means Something. Emerging Leaders 2015: A One Day Conference for Year 12 Students. Christ's College, Christchurch, New Zealand; 7 July, 2013.
  • McNae, R. (2015).In their wor[l]ds:  Engaging voice to enhance student learning, New Zealand Educational Leadership Society Taranaki Branch, New Zealand, 26 March.
  • McNae, R. (2014). Social Justice:  Voice and opportunity in educational contexts. International Leadership Institute, University of Waikato, 10-13 March.
  • McNae, R. (2014). Youth-Adult Partnerships:  Engaging Appreciative Inquiry to Meet the Diverse      Leadership Needs of High School Students, CASEA/CCEAM Conference – (re)situating the Commonwealth: Educational Leadership at a time of change, June 6-10, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.

  • McNae R., Morrison, M., & Branson C. (2014). School Leadership for Social Justice in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  CASEA/CCEAM Conference – (re)situating the Commonwealth: Educational Leadership at  a time of change, June 6-10, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.

  • McNae, R. & Mackay, J. (2014). NZEALS - In their wor[l]ds:  An inquiry-based approach to leadership development with secondary school head prefects.  New Zealand Education Administration and Leadership Society Conference, Wellington, 29 April, 2014.
  • Branson, C., McNae, R., & Morrison, M. (2014) He Waka eke noa: School leadership for social justice in Aotearoa New Zealand.  New Zealand Education Administration and Leadership Society Conference, Wellington, 29 April, 2014.
  • Morrison, M., Branson, C., & McNae, R. (2013). Leadership for social justice in Aotearoa New Zealand.  University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Convention. Conference held at Indiana, University, Indianapolis.
  • McNae, R. (2013).Engaging student voice: Developing youth-adult partnerships for 21stcentury teaching and learning.  An invited keynote address for National Aspiring Principals Programme, 2 May 2013, Auckland, New Zealand. 
  • McNae, R. (2013). Are leaders born or made? Invited keynote address for HEADZUP, 21 February 2013, Hamilton,   New Zealand.
  • McNae, R. (2013). Student voice in school reform:  Talking it up.  Invited key note address, National Aspiring Principals Programme, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • McNae, R. (2013).Relational leadership for challenging times –An invited keynote address for Physical Education New Zealand National Leadership Programme, 3 November, 2013, Hastings, New Zealand. 
  • McNae, R. (2014). Social Justice:  Voice and opportunity in educational contexts. International Leadership Institute, University of Waikato, 10-13 March.
  • McNae, R. (2013). Striving towards an Appreciative Pedagogy of leadership: Strength based approaches to  leadership development with young women. International Women Leading in Education Conference,  Ghana, Africa, 24-28 September.
  • McNae, R. (2012).  Appreciating youth leadership:  Developing youth leadership through appreciative inquiry. Paper presented at Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Brisbane, Australia, 3 October, 2012.
  • McNae, R. (2012).Talking it up: Moving beyond ‘student voice’ by creating youth-adult partnerships for 21stcentury teaching and learning. An invited keynote address for National Aspiring Principals Programme,19 April 2012, Auckland, New Zealand. 
  • McNae, R. (2012).Calling the shots: The role of youth-adult partnerships in pedagogical leadership.An invited keynote address for the Central North Island Principal’s Association, 24 August, Taupo, New Zealand. 
  • McNae, R. (2012).Student voice: Reframing and designing student voice initiatives to generate 21st Century learning outcomes. Invited keynote address for New Zealand Secondary Principals Council Conference. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand; 19-22 June 2012.
  • McNae, R. (2012). Valuing their wor[L]ds:  Engaging secondary school students in meaningful leadership learning.  An invited keynote address for North Island Teacher Update Day, 7 September, 2012, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. 
  • McNae, Leadership lessons from Lady Gaga. An invited keynote address at Emerging Leaders 2012: A One Day Conference for Year 12 Students. Christ's College, Christchurch, New Zealand; 26 June 2012.
  • McNae, R. (2012).  ‘Picking the best apples in the orchard': An insight into young women's perceptions about leadership learning and opportunities in a New Zealand secondary school.  Paper presented at New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society Conference in Tauranga, New Zealand, April 11, 2012.
  • McNae, R. (2012). Appreciative Leadership:  Building leadership through strength-based positioning.  An invited address for Women in Leadership Day, 6 September, 2012, University of Waikato, Hamilton,  New Zealand.
  • Hunter, I., Giles, D. & McNae, R. (2011).  Acknowledging the heart of the matter:  The essence of professional life, A principal’s story. Paper presented at Australian Council of Educational Leadership Conference, (blind peer reviewed full paper), Adelaide, Australia, 5-7  October, 2011.
  • McNae, R. (2010).  Inviting young people into leadership conversations:  Seeking and engaging studentvoice to create meaningful leadership learning in schools.  Paper presented at Australian Council of Educational Leadership Conference, Sydney, Australia, 29 October, 2010.
  • McNae, R. (2010).  Youth leadership in the secondary school:  Seeking and engaging student voice to co-construct sustainable and meaningful leadership learning opportunities.  Paper presented at New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society (blind peer reviewed full paper), in Christchurch, New Zealand, April 7, 2010.
  • Strachan, J. & Saunders, R. (2009).  Researching women’s leadership in cross cultural contexts:  A socially just process, Women Leading in Education, University of Augsburg, Munich, Germany, 11 September 2009.
  • Saunders, R. (2009).  Developing youth leadership approaches in schools:  An alternative approach to teaching and learning about leadership, Thinking Bodies, Moving Minds - Physical Education New Zealand Conference, Bethlehem College, Tauranga, 6-8 July 2009.
  • Strachan, J, Saunders, R, Jimmy, L & Lapi, G. (2007). Ni Vanuatu women and educational leadership development. 10th Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA) Conference. Port Vila, Vanuatu; 7-8 December 2007. pp.1-24.
  • Saunders, R E. (2005). Lip-gloss, labels and leadership programmes. The creation of meaningful and relevant leadership programmes that meet the needs of our young women. IAPESGW Congress. Edmonton, Canada. 10-13 August 2005, pp.1-20.
  • Saunders, R E. (2004). Learning to Lead - Taking off the blindfold. Keeping the Dream Alive, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation 24th National/International Biennial Conference. Wollongong, Australia. 6-9 July 2004. pp.1-18.


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