Dr Keith Walker

Professor (BPE, BEd, MEd, PhD, DipCS, DD) → Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

  • Leadership Ethics
  • Policy Making
  • Community Relations

Walker Dr. Walker is a Professor of Educational Administration and Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. His recognized areas of work include educational governance and policy making; leadership philosophies and practices, community and interpersonal relations, organizational development and capacity-building, and applied and professional ethics. He brings over thirty-five years of experience as a manager, teacher, minister, leader, scholar, and educational administrator in public and social sectors. His formal education has been in the disciplines of physical education, sports administration, theology, education, educational administration, and philosophy.

Keith Walker has earned national and international awards for his research work. A focus of Professor Walker's research work is with executives across all three sectors and with senior educational administrators in K-12 and tertiary education. Dr. Walker has presented workshops, papers, and provided consultations in Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, The Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Namibia, Fiji, The Cook Islands, Barbados, Italy, Guyana, Malta, China, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, Ethiopia, Greece, The Czech Republic, Spain, and the United States. In recent years, he has worked a great deal in the areas of good governance, creating ethical cultures, building the thriving learning communities, the institutionalization of purposeful change, and leadership for sustainable development.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • EADM 424 - The Diligent Leader
  • EADM 425 - Legal and Institutional Contexts of Education

Graduate Teaching

  • EADM 826 - Human Resources Management in Education
  • EADM 884 - Policy Making in Education A Critical Perspective

Graduate Supervision (Theses and Dissertations Completed)

  • NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Selected PublicationsWorking through Ethics in Education and Leadership

  • Donlevy, K., & Walker, K. (2011). Working through ethics in education and leadership: Theory, plays, poems, prose, speeches, cases, and analysis. Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers. →
  • Ralph, E., & Walker, K. (Eds.) (2011). Adapting mentorship across the professions: Fresh insights and perspectives. Calgary, AB: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.
  • Preston, J., & Walker, K. (2011). Mentorship across professions. In E. Ralph & K. Walker (Eds.). Adapting mentorship across the professions: Fresh insights and perspectives. Calgary, AB: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.
  • Sanga, K., & Walker, K. (2011). Mentoring by questions. In E. Ralph & K. Walker (Eds.). Adapting mentorship across the professions: Fresh insights and perspectives. Calgary, AB: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.
  • Walker, K. (2011). Serviette Mentoring. In E. Ralph & K. Walker (Eds.). Adapting mentorship across the professions: Fresh insights and perspectives. Calgary, AB: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.
  • Ralph, E., & Walker, K. (2011). Enhancing mentoring in management via the Adaptive Mentorship model. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 10(8), 35-43.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Walker, K., & Noonan, B. (2011). Restoring broken trust in the work of school principals. International Studies in Educational Administration, 39(2), 81-95.
  • Walker, K., Noonan, B., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2011). The fragility of trust in the world of school principals. Journal of Educational Administration, 49(5), 471-494.
  • The practicum in professional education:  Canadian perspectivesClarke, P., Heavin, H., & Walker, K. (in press). Racist parenting and the best Interests of the child: A legal and ethical analysis. The Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy.
  • Ralph, E., & Walker, K., & Wimmer, R. (Eds.)(2010). The practicum in professional education:  Canadian perspectives.  Calgary, AB:  Detselig Enterprises Ltd. →
  • Walker, K., & Donlevy, K. (2010).  Dancing on the narrow ridge:  Superintendents’ ethical decision making.  Calgary, AB: Turning Point Global Publisher.
  • Walker, K. & Atkinson, M. (in press).  Warranted hope.  In R. Couto (Ed.).  Political and Civic Leadership:  A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Walker, K. (2010).  Developing practical wisdom during the professional practicum. In E. Ralph, K. Walker, & R. Wimmer (Eds.) (2010). The Practicum in Professional Education: Canadian Perspectives (pp. 169-190). Calgary, AB: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Walker, K., & Noonan, B. (2010). The ecology of trust in the principalship. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 21(1), 23-47.
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R., (2010). The field-experiences component of education for the professions: Canadian findings. In N. Simmons (Ed.), Opportunities and new directions (pp. 50-59). Waterloo, ON: University of Waterloo, Centre for Teaching Excellence.
  • Ralph, E., & Walker, K. (2010). Mentoring by design: Applying the Adaptive Mentorship model. Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal, 4(1), 465-476.
  • Ralph, E., & Walker, K. (2010). Rising with the tide: Applying “Adaptive Mentorship” © in the professional practicum. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), Vol. 3. Hamilton, ON: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). 
  • Guide to Saskatchewan School LawRalph, E., & Walker, K. (in press). Enhancing mentors’ effectiveness: A promising model.  McGill Journal of Education.
  • Walker, K., Chomos, J. & Burgess, D. (2009). A Guide to Saskatchewan School Law. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit. →
  • Green, J., & Walker, K. (2009).  A contingency model for ethical decision-making by educational leaders. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 4(4), 1-10.
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R. (2009). Deficiencies in the practicum phase of field-based education: Students’ views. Northwest Passage: Journal of Educational Practices, 7(1), 74-86.
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R. (2009). Practicum-education experiences:Post-interns’ views. International Journal of Engineering education, 25(1), 122-130.
  • Bosetti, L., & Walker, K. (2009).  Perspectives of UK Vice-Chancellors on leading universities in a knowledge-based economy. Higher Education Quarterly.
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R. (in press). Practicum and clinical experiences: Post-practicum students’ views. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(8).  
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R.  (in press). The practicum across the professions: Views of post-practicum students. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 13(2).
  • Donlevy, J., Chomos, J., & Walker, K. (2008). A Guide to Alberta School Law. Calgary, AB: Turning Point Global.
  • Walker, K., & Donlevy, K. (2008). Beyond relativism to ethical decision making. The Journal of School Leadership. 18(4) Selected for Special Edition – re-published
  • Noonan, B., &  Walker, K., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2008). Trust in the Contemporary Principalship Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 85.
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R. (2008). Clinical and practicum education in the professions: The student voice. In A. Wright, S. Murray, & M. Wilson (Eds.), Collection of Essays on Learning and Teaching, Vol. 1 (CELT, pp. 55-60). Hamilton, ON: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K.,  & Wimmer, R.(2008). The clinical/practicum experience in professional preparation: Preliminary findings. McGill Journal of Education, 43(2), 157-172.
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R. (2008). The pre-service practicum:  Perspectives of students from three disciplines. Higher Education Perspectives, 4(1).
  • Walker, K. (2007).  The Ebb, Flow and Ecology of Teams. D. McIntire (Ed.). Teamwork: Making the Dream Work (pp. 45-70).  Indianapolis, IN: Precedent Press.  
  • Walker, K. & Sackney, L. (2007). Anti-egoistic school leadership: Ecologically-based value perspectives for the 21st century. In D.N. Aspin & J.D. Chapman (Eds.) Values Education and Lifelong Learning (pp. 255-278). New York: Springer Press.
  • Anderson, K., Walker, K., Ralph, E., & Anderson, J. (in press). Pre-service teachers' perceptions of success in relation to self-efficacy. Alberta Journal of Educational Research.
  • Walker, K., & Donlevy, K. (in press). The Four Ethical Commitments in Educational Administration. Journal of Educational Thought.
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R. (2007). The practicum in professional education: Pre-service students’ experiences. Transformative Dialogues, 1 (2).
  • Sackney,L., & Walker, K. (2007).  Sustainable innovation in exemplary schools. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 1, 1-10.
  • Walker, K. (2007).  Mannequin experiences:  Servanthood or servitude?  Leadership in Focus. 6, (Winter), 26-28.
  • Ralph, E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R. (in press). Positive and negative aspects of the practicum: Post-interns’ views.  Journal of Cooperative Education and  Internships. 
  • Ralph,E., Walker, K., & Wimmer, R. (in press). The clinical/practicum experience in professional  preparation: Preliminary findings. McGill Journal of Education.
  • Veeman, N., Ward, A., & Walker, K. (2006). Valuing literacy: Rhetoric or Reality? Calgary, AB: Temeron Books Inc.
  • Walker, K. (2006). Fostering hope: A Leader’s First and Last Task. Monograph 37: ACEL Monograph Series (Edited by D. Gurr). Wimmalee, NSW: Australian Council for Educational Leaders Inc.
  • Walker, K. (2006). Standing upright in the wind: Servant leaders choices. In G.P. Barnes (Ed.). Servant First: Readings and Reflections on the Practice of Servant Leadership (pp. 61-71). Indianapolis, IN: Precedent Press.
  • Walker, K. (2006). Fostering hope: The first and last task of a leader. Journal of Educational Administration 44 (6), 540-569. 
  • Sackney, L., & Walker, K. (2006). Canadian perspectives on beginning principals: Their role in building capacity for learning communities. Journal of Educational Administration 44(4), 341-358. 
  • Walker, K., & Donlevy, K. (2006). Beyond relativism to ethical decision making. Journal of School Leadership 16(3), 216-239. 
  • Walker, K., & Carr-Stewart, S. (2006). Beginning principals: Experiences and images of success. International Studies in Educational Administration 34(3).
  • Sackney, L., Walker, K., & Mitchell, C. (2006). Schools that work. School Matters.

 

Contact

Dr Keith Walker
Department of Educational Administration
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1, Canada


keith.walker (a) usask.ca
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