Research Interests

Professor Portelli’s main research and teaching interests are in philosophy of education and educational leadership and policy. More specifically his interests include:

  • educational policy analysis;
  • philosophy of education;
  • politics of education;
  • educational leadership;
  • quality assurance and higher education;
  • student engagement and student success;
  • equity in educational leadership and policy;
  • critical-democratic education and leadership;
  • students ‘at risk’ and the critique of deficit mentality;
  • the curriculum of life and teaching controversial issues in schools;
  • ethical issues in educational leadership.