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Wellbeing in Schools Australia (WISA) Introductory Address

Brian Caldwell’s short introductory address at the Wellbeing in Schools Australia (WISA) conference in Melbourne on 14 October 2016.  The title is ‘School wellbeing and why it is fundamental to quality schooling’.  Brian is Patron of WISA. At first sight, student wellbeing is a well-researched field. It seems that every state and territory has done […]

Jennifer Gidley’s new book, Postformal Education

Brian Caldwell recommends Jennifer Gidley’s new book, Postformal Education, A Philosophy for Complex Futures. The most compelling book on education I have read for many years. It has major implications for all who are in a position to influence developments in teacher education and educational policy. Gidley is one of the very rare scholars who can write intelligently and accessibly […]

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 […]