Robert White

Contact Information

Research Grants

Externally Funded Research

    Year: 2010
    Project title: Digital Interactive Video Exploration and Reflection (DIVER): A Collaborative Framework for Digital Video Analysis in the Social Sciences Type: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Co-investigators: Karyn Cooper (OISE/UT)/Jim Slotta (OISE/UT)
    Funding Source: SSHRC
    Amount: $95,000
    Completion: In progress

    Year: 2009
    Project title: Teacher Development: Critical Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Education
    Type: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Co-investigators: Karyn Cooper (OISE/UT)
    Funding Source: SSHRC
    Amount: $89,000
    Completion: In progress

    Year: 2006
    Project title: Qualitative Research in Education: Perspectives and Processes in the Postmodern Era.
    Type: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Co-investigators: Karyn Cooper (OISE/UT)
    Funding Source: SSHRC
    Amount: $90,000
    Completion: In progress

    Year: 2004
    Project title: Exemplary District Case Studies of Principal Rotation and Succession Policies: An International Perspective.
    Type: Research Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Co-investigators: Karyn Cooper, Carol Brayman (OISE/UT)
    Funding Source: Ontario Principals Council
    Amount: $8,000
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2003
    Project title: Gender and secondary school principal rotation and succession in times of standards-based reform and rapid demographic change.
    Type: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Co-investigators: Cecilia Reynolds (USask)
    Funding Source: SSHRC
    Amount: $110,000
    Completion: Completed

Internally Funded Research

    Year: 2009
    Project title: Critical Literacies in Action
    Type: University Council of Research
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,300
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2008
    Project title: Critical literacies in Action Type: University Research, publishing and Teaching Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,600
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2008
    Project title: Teacher Development: Critical Literacy and Action Research
    Type: SSHRC Preparation Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,000
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2008
    Project title: Qualitative Research in Education
    Type: University Council of Research
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,600
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2007
    Project title: Qualitative Research in Education
    Type: University Council of Research
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,300
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2006
    Project title: The Practical Critical Educator: Critical Inquiry and Educational Practice.
    Type: University Research, Publishing and Teaching Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,300
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2005
    Project title: Special Issue, Journal of Educational Change: Putting Reform into Perspective
    Type: University Research, Publishing and Teaching Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,400
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2005
    Project title: Qualitative Research in Education: Perspectives and Processes in the Postmodern Context.
    Type: University Council for Research
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,350
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2005
    Project title: Teacher Development: Critical Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Education
    Type: Application to SSHRC
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $500
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2004
    Project title: Burning Issues: Foundations of Education
    Type: University Research, Publishing and Teaching Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,200
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2004
    Project title: Exemplary District Case Studies of Principal Rotation and Succession Policies: An International Perspective.
    Type: University Research, Publishing and Teaching Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $2,000
    Completion: Completed

    Year: 2004
    Project title: Exemplary District Case Studies of Principal Rotation and Succession Policies: An International Perspective.
    Type: Research Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding Source: StFX University
    Amount: $5,000
    Completion: Completed

Research Publications

Books

    White, R. E. & Cooper, K. (2011). Principals in Succession: Transfer and Rotation in Educational Administration. In K. Leithwood (Series Editor), Studies in Educational Leadership, Vol. 13. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-007-1274-4 (171 pages).

    Cooper, K. & White, R.E. (2011). Qualitative Research in the Postmodern Era: Contexts of Qualitative Research. Volume I. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-007-2338-2 (161 pages).

    White, R. E. (2009). How Corporate Business Practices Are Transforming Education: Case Studies of Five Canadian Secondary Schools. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN 978-07-734-3895-8 (464 pages).

    Cooper, K. and White, R. E. (2008). Critical Literacies in Action: Social Perspectives and Teaching Practice. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. ISBN: 978-90-8790-574-3 (209 pages).

    Cooper, K. and White, R. E. (2006). The Practical Critical Educator: Critical Inquiry and Educational Practice. The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN: 1-4020-4472-0 (207 pages).

    Cooper, K. and White, R.E. (2004). Burning Issues: Foundations of Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN: 1-57886-144-6 (169 pages).

Books in Progress

    Cooper, K. & White, R. E. (Accepted, 2012). Qualitative Research in the Postmodern Era: Interpretive and Critical Approaches. Volume II. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer

    White, R.E. & Cooper, K. (Accepted). Diversity and Its Discontents: Inclusion in Education from a Postmodern Perspective. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield.

Chapters in Books

    White, R. E. & Cooper, K. (accepted, 2012). Towards an understanding of social justice in education: Critical literacy and leadership in schooling. In I. Bogotch & C. Shields (Eds.), International Handbook on Educational Leadership and Social (In)Justice. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

    White, R. E. & Cooper, K. (2011). Secondary School Principal Rotation/Succession: Provincial, National and International Perspectives. In R. E. White & K. Cooper (Eds.). Principals in Succession: Transfer and Rotation in Educational Administration. In K. Leithwood (Series Editor), Studies in Educational Leadership. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

    Reynolds, C., Brayman, C., Burgess, D., Moore, S. & White, R. E. (2011). The Effects of Cultural Contexts on Leadership Succession: Participation of Women and People of “Difference” in Educational Administration. In R. E. White & K. Cooper (Eds.). Principals in Succession: Transfer and Rotation in Educational Administration. In K. Leithwood (Series Editor), Studies in Educational Leadership. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

    Cooper, K. and White, R. E. (2010). Action Research in Practice: Critical literacy in an urban grade 3 classroom. In A. Campbell and S. Groundwater-Smith (Eds.) Action Research in Education. (reprinted from Educational Action Research 14(1), 83-99). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

    White, R. E. (2010). Eyes on the Horizon: Secondary Education Meets the Wild Blue Yonder. In K. Anderson (Ed.) The Leadership Compendium: Emerging Scholars of Canadian Educational Leadership. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton: Atlantic Centre of Educational Administration and Leadership (ACEAL).

    White, R. E. (2010). White’s future trends in leadership: Reflections on future directions of writing, research and practice. In K. Anderson (Ed.) The Leadership Compendium: Emerging Scholars of Canadian Educational Leadership. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton: Atlantic Centre of Educational Administration and Leadership (ACEAL).

    White, R. E. (2010). Globalization and tribalization: Lessons for educational change. In A. D. Henshall and B. C. Fontanez (Eds.) Educational Change. In Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World Series. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

    White, R. E. (2008). Above and beyond: Critical Literacies for the new millennium. In K. Cooper and R. E. White (Eds.) Critical Literacies in Action: Social Perspectives and Teaching Practice. In J. Kincheloe and S. Steinberg Series: Transgressions. Netherlands: Sense Publications.

    Cooper, K. and White, R. E. (2006). Critical Literacy in Action: Action Research in a Grade Three Classroom. In K. Cooper and R. E. White (Eds.). The Practical Critical Educator: Critical Inquiry and Educational Practice. Netherlands: Springer.

    White, R. E. and Cooper, K. (2008). Secondary School Principal Rotation/Succession: Provincial, National and International Perspectives. In R. E. White (Ed.). Principals in Succession: Transfer and Rotation in Educational Administration. London, Ontario: Althouse.

Chapters in Textbooks

    Liu, L., White, R. E. and Cooper, K. (2006). Communication break down! In J. Greenlaw and R. E. White (Eds.) Project English! Rena’ai Educational Institute, Beijing, China.

Refereed Articles

    White, R. E & Cooper, K. (2012). Critical Leadership and Social Justice: Research, Policy and Educational Practice. US-China Education Review, A & B. 2(5), June, 2012.

    Cooper, K. & White, R. E. (2012). The Recursive Process in and of Critical Thinking: Action Research in an Urban Elementary School. Canadian Journal of Education.

    White, R. E. (2009). Globalization in the classroom: Students, citizenship and consumerism. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing 25(2) 110-125.

    Cooper, K. and White, R. E. (2009). A response to “Why food banks?” Esurio 1(1), 16-18.

    Cooper, K. and White, R. E. (2009). Distinguished performances: The educative role of disciplines in qualitative research in education. International Review of Qualitative Inquiry 2(2) 167-188.

    Cooper, K. and White, R. E. (2008). Critical literacy for school improvement: An action research project. Improving Schools. 11(2) 103-115.

    Reynolds, C., White, R., Brayman, C. and Moore, S. (2008). Women and secondary school principal rotation/succession: A comparative analysis of Canadian policies and practices in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Education: Special Issue on Gender Issues in Education 31(1), 32-54.

    White, R. E. (2007). The Anatomy of a Corporate Transaction: Understanding Corporate Involvement in Two Canadian School Districts. International Journal of Leadership in Education. 10(2), 153-169.

    Cooper, K. and White, R. E. (2006). Action Research in Practice: Critical literacy in an urban grade 3 classroom. Educational Action Research 14(1), 83-99.

    Schmidt, M. and White, R. E. (2004). Educational Change: Putting Reform into Perspective. Special Issue. Journal of Educational Change. 5(3), 207-211.

Refereed Articles, Submitted

    Cooper, K. & White, R. E. (Submitted, 2012) In their Own Words: A Digital Account of Innovative Scholarship in Education. Journal of Information Technology and Application in Education.

Journals

    Schmidt, M. and White, R. E. (2004). Educational Change: Putting Reform into Perspective. (Eds.) Special Issue. Journal of Educational Change, 5(3) 207-211.

Conference Proceedings

    White, R. E. & Cooper, K. (2012). Social Justice and Critical Leadership: Policy, Research and Practice in Education. ICSEI, 2012.

Non-Refereed Professional Articles

    Cooper, K. & White, R. E. (2011). What is a hero? Engaging the disengaged. Leadership in Focus.

    White, R. E and Cooper, K. (2009). Secondary school principal rotation and succession. Principal Matters: Journal for Secondary School Leaders in Australia. Spring, 2009, (80) 40-44.

    White, R. E., Cooper, K. and Brayman, C. (2007). Perspectives on Secondary School Principal Rotation and Succession. The CAP Journal (reprinted from The Register). The Canadian Association of Principals 16 (1) 10-14.

    White, R. E., Cooper, K. and Brayman, C. (2007). Perspectives on Secondary School Principal Rotation and Succession. The Register. Ontario Principals’ Council: Toronto, Ontario. 3(1) 19-23.

    White, R. (1996). APEC: The pearl of the orient? STA Bulletin, Spring, 1996. Surrey Teachers Association: Surrey, British Columbia.

    White, R. and Collins, S. (1986). Learning Canadian English. STA Bulletin, Spring, 1986. Surrey Teachers Association: Surrey, British Columbia.

Reports

    White, R. E., Cooper, K. and Brayman, C. (2006). Case Studies of Principal Rotation and Succession Policies: An International Perspective Final Report. Ontario Principals’ Council. Toronto: Ontario.

    White, R. E., Cooper, K. and Brayman, C. (2006). Case Studies of Principal Rotation and Succession Policies: An International Perspective. Preliminary Report. Ontario Principals’ Council. Toronto: Ontario.

    Hargreaves, A., Moore, S., Fink, D., Brayman, C. and White, R. (2003). Succeeding Leaders? A Study of Principal Succession and Sustainability. Ontario Principals’ Council. Toronto: Ontario.