Archive | December, 2012

Next Golden State in School Education in Australia?

WHAT MUST BE DONE TO ACHIEVE A GOLDEN STATE IN SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AUSTRALIA?  Brian J. Caldwell and Tanya Vaughan In May 2011 The Economist published an article on the future of Australia under the heading ‘The next Golden State’, with the sub-title ‘With a bit of self-belief, Australia could become a model nation’ (The […]

Professor Brian Caldwell Publications and Presentations

Professor Brian Caldwell publications and presentations index Book Caldwell, B.J. and Spinks, J.M. (2013). The Self-Transforming School, London and New York: Routledge. This is the fifth book by Brian Caldwell and Jim Spinks, all published by Routledge (initially Falmer Press), commencing with The Self-Managing School in 1988. The book offers a 50 year perspective, reviewing developments over 25 […]

Universities told to raise bar for teachers

Universities told to raise bar for teachers. Steve Machett UNIVERSITIES relying on training teachers for income should “put the national interest first” by cutting enrolments of poor-quality students and closing courses. But the call for higher standards by Brian Caldwell, a former dean of education at the universities of Melbourne and Tasmania, and a leading […]