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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 […]

Leadership and Governance in the Self-Transforming School

Leadership and Governance in the Self-Transforming School Brian Caldwell is Managing Director of Educational Transformations and co-author of the recently published book The Self-Transforming School.  This paper was presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL), Canberra, 4 October 2013. In this presentation I draw on leadership and governance themes […]

Leading the Self-Transforming School

LEADING THE SELF-TRANSFORMING SCHOOL Brian Caldwell is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Educational Transformations and Professorial Fellow and former Dean of education at the University of Melbourne. This paper was presented as the Ann D. Clark Lecture for the Catholic Education Office Parramatta, Parramatta, 29 August 2013. I am honoured to be invited to […]

Achieving a Self-Transforming School

Achieving a Self-Transforming School The themes in this paper and the question posed in the title were addressed by Professor Brian Caldwell in an Invited Workshop at the 2012 Joint APPA NZPF Trans-Tasman Conference on the theme ‘Leading Learning: Our Primary Purpose’, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 20, 2012. The Paper was republished by CSE (Centre […]