Stephanie Chitpin is a professor of Educational Leadership at the Faculty of Education. Her principal contribution to leadership and to the professional development of principals rests on her rejection of the inductive method. She argues that knowledge is acquired by hypotheses deductively validated as “falsifiability criteria.” Her research funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Ontario Ministry of Education, are international in scope, and includes the analysis of the Objective Knowledge Growth Framework (OKGF) based on Sir Karl Popper’s critical rationalism, as a new tool for understanding principals’ decision-making. She is a co-editor of the book series Transforming Education Through Critical Leadership, Policy And Practice. Learn more about her research as founder of the Equitable Leadership Network and as benefactor of the Ah Feeti of Fook Soo Am Memorial Scholarship.
Chitpin, S. (2023). Keep My Memory Safe: Fook Soo Am, The Pagoda, A Memoir by Stephanie Chitpin
Chitpin, S., White, R. E. (2022). Leading under Pressure: Educational Leadership in Neoliberal Times
Chitpin, S. (2021). Understanding decision-making in educational contexts: A case-study approach
Chitpin, S. & Portelli, J.P. (2019). Confronting educational policy in neoliberal times: International perspectives
Journals & other
Chitpin, S. (2021). Of hope and despair: neo-liberalism and schooling on the south coast of England, International Journal of Educational Management, Volume 35 No. 2, pp. 426-439.
Potter, I. & Chitpin, S. (2020). Professional development and school leaders in England: Decision-making for social justice, Professional Development in Education, 47:1, 63-74.
Chitpin, S. (2020). Decision making, distributed leadership and the objective knowledge growth framework, International Journal of Educational Management, Volume 34 No. 2, pp. 217-231.
Full list of publications and other scholarly contributions.
- Decision-making in educational leadership
- Educational Leadership and Administration
- Professional development