key publications


Duignan, P.A (2012, 2nd edition) Educational Leadership: together creating ethical learning environments Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

Duignan, P. & Cannon, H. (2011). The Power of many: Building Sustainable Collective Leadership in Schools. Melbourne: ACER Press.

Dagenhardt, L. and Duignan, P. (2010). Dancing on a Shifting Carpet: Reinventing traditional schooling for the 21st century. Melbourne: ACER Press. A book on how to transform the curriculum and pedagogy of a traditional secondary school.

Duignan, P. and Gurr, D. (2008) (eds) Book of the Month May 2008 - Leading Australia's Schools.

This book tells the stories of 17 extraordinary principals from across Australia, especially their leadership contributions that helped transform their schools, classrooms and students.

Duignan, P. (2007). Authentic educative leadership for authentic learning in Learning Matters, Melbourne: Catholic Education Office, Vol. 12, 2, pp. 3-8.

Duignan, P. and Hurley, J. (2007). School leadership standards: developments in Australia, Canberra: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Duignan, P.A (2006) Educational Leadership key challenges and ethical tensions, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. A major work on contemporary leadership challenges for educational leaders. Based on ground breaking research, this book provides techniques on ways of analysing and resolving ethically complex issues. 

Duignan, P.A., (2005) Socially responsible leadership: schools for a more just and democratic society. Leading and Managing, (Vol 11, pp. 1-17).

Duignan, P.A., (2004) The insight and foresight of Bill Walker: motorcycle maintenance 30 years on (1974-2004). ACEL Monograph Series. Australian Council for Education Leaders (Vol 35. pp. 1-16).

Duignan, P.A., (2004) Forming capable leaders: from competencies and capabilities. New Zealand Journal of Educational Leadership, University of Waikato, Hamilton (Vol 2, pp 5-13).

Duignan, P.A., (2003) Authenticity in leadership: encouraging the heart, celebrating the spirit, National Lutheran Conference Publication: Lutheran Education Yearbook, Published Lutheran Education Australia, (Vol 7).

Duignan, P.A., (2003). Leading in an age of paradox and dilemma, in Hurley, J. (ed) Leaders lead. Adelaide: Australian Principals Associations Professional Development Council (APAPDC) in association with Commonwealth Department of Education, Science & Training (DEST) pp. 12-16.

Duignan, P.A., and Collins, V. (2003). Leadership challenges and ethical dilemmas in front-line organisations, in Bennett, N., Crawford, M., & Cartwright, M. (Eds.), Effective educational leadership. London: Paul Chapman Publishing, a Sage Publishing Company. (pp. 281-294).

Duignan, P.A., Collins, V., Coulon, L. and Fagan, M. (2002). Building theory in leadership through electronic networking, in Parry, K.W. and Meindl, J.R. (Eds.), Grounding leadership theory and research: Issues, perspectives and methods, pp. 108-123. Greenwich, CT USA: Information Age Publishing.

Duignan, P.A., (2002). Formation of authentic educational leaders for Catholic schools, in Duncan, D. J. & Riley, D. (Eds.), Leadership in Catholic education: Hope for the future. Melbourne: Harper Collins. (Chapter 13, pp. 172-183).

Duignan, P.A. (2001). The managed heart: the price of professional service in contemporary organisations.” Improving Schools (Trentam Books, UK), Vol 4, No. 3 Autumn, pp. 33-39.

Duignan, P.A. and Bhindi, N. (1998). Leadership for a new century: authenticity, intentionality, spirituality and sensibility. In Strain, M., Dennison, D., Ouston, J., & Hall, V. (Eds.), Policy, Leadership & Professional Knowledge in Education. London: Paul Chapman, a Sage Publishing Company.

Duignan, P. (1998). The dance of leadership: at the still point of the turning world. Australian Council of Educational Leaders Monograph Series, Hawthorn: Australian Council for Educational Administration, Vol 21, April.

Duignan, P. (1998) Fuzzy leadership: dancing with organisational reality. In Reznik, L., Dimitrov, J. & Kacprzyk Eds.), Fuzzy Systems Design: Social and Engineering Applications, Heidelberg, Germany: Physica Verlag.