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Triennial Report 2013-2015

EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATIONS TRIENNIAL REPORT: OUR FOURTH TRIENNIUM We are pleased to report on projects, publications, presentations and pro bono work undertaken by the Educational Transformations team in our fourth triennium: 2013-2015. Educational Transformations Pty Ltd was established by Professor Brian Caldwell in June 2004 following his retirement as Dean of Education at the University of Melbourne where […]

School Autonomy and Student Achievement Budapest Paper

This paper summarises the findings of the Australian contribution to the International Study on School Autonomy and Learning as presented in a symposium at the Annual Meeting of the World Educational Research Association (WERA) held in Budapest in September 2015. The paper was prepared by Professor Brian Caldwell and delivered by Dr Lawrie Drysdale, Graduate […]

School Autonomy and Student Achievement Australian Cases

This is the second of the Australian contributions to the International Study on School Autonomy and Learning (ISSAL), the seven-country international research project that commenced in May 2014. Related work in Australia is being conducted for Educational Transformations by Professor Brian Caldwell with financial support from the Department of Education and Training (Australian government). This […]

School Autonomy and Student Achievement Evidence

This is the first of the Australian contributions to the International Study on School Autonomy and Learning (ISSAL), the seven-country international research project that commenced in May 2014. Related work in Australia is being conducted for Educational Transformations by Professor Brian Caldwell with financial support from the Department of Education and Training (Australian government). This report […]

Literature review: trust and school improvement

A culture of trust enhances performance In this environmental scan of research and policy literature, Dr Jessica Harris, Professor Brian Caldwell and Fiona Longmuir consider various definitions of trust as they seek to address and inform the hypothesis that ‘a culture of trust enhances performance’ in schools. The discussion draws on the work of the […]