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What the Principals Say…

What the Principals Say Report of a survey of school principals in Australia on school autonomy. Read the report 

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 […]

What is school autonomy, and why does it matter?

Professor Brian Caldwell’s interview with Cassie McCullagh on RN (Life Matters) on the topic What is school autonomy, and why does it matter?  There’s a catchy phrase that’s been doing the rounds in education circles for a few years. It’s called school autonomy.  In 2014 the Federal Government announced plans to make more than 1500 […]

The Autonomy Premium

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 […]