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Brian Caldwell’s Keynote at ACEL Conference on September 29 – Professional Autonomy, School Innovation & Student Achievement in the 21st Century

    This paper provides some of the detail for Brian Caldwell’s keynote address at the National Conference of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) in Melbourne on September 29, 2016.  Professional Autonomy, School Innovation and Student Achievement in the 21st Century This paper draws on themes in The Autonomy Premium (Caldwell 2016a) and the […]

The Autonomy Premium – now available

The Autonomy Premium, Brian Caldwell’s latest publication on the topic of autonomy, describes and illustrates what successful schools with a higher level of autonomy do with their new authority and responsibility to achieve improved outcomes for their students. Drawing on national and international research, with illustrations from case studies in Australia, Brian Caldwell shows how the links to learning can be made. The focus […]

WERA Symposium, Budapest: The Effect of School Autonomy on Student Achievement

AN EVIDENCE BASE ON THE EFFECT OF SCHOOL AUTONOMY ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: AUSTRALIAN STUDIES This paper was presented by Associate Professor Lawrie Drysdale, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, in an international symposium on School Autonomy and 21st Century Learning at the Annual Conference of the World Educational Research Association (WERA), Budapest, September 2015. The purpose […]

Principals warned off test boycott

Principals warned off test boycott. By Jewel Topsfield PRINCIPALS have been warned not to encourage a boycott of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s national school testing program, which begins today. The warning comes amid concerns that ”conscientious objectors” pulling their children out of NAPLAN tests could distort information made available to parents on the government’s My […]