The Self-Transforming School

The Self-Transforming School By Brian J Caldwell, Jim Spinks. Published August 2013 by Routledge – 224 pages  This is the first mega-analysis in education policy and practice. It combines an overview of insightful meta-analyses of factors contributing to the success of schools and an analysis of powerful mega-trends that are shaping developments in education in […]

Leadership that transforms schools and school systems (powerpoint)

LEADERSHIP THAT TRANSFORMS SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL SYSTEMS Brian J. Caldwell is Principal Consultant at Educational Transformations and Professor Emeritus and a former Dean of Education at the University of Melbourne. This paper was addressed in an invited presentation at the Annual Research Conference of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on the theme Leadership […]

Caldwell presentation at 2017 ACER Research Conference

Leadership that transforms schools and school systems Professor Emeritus Brian J. Caldwell was invited to present on the topic ‘Leadership that transforms schools and school systems’ on August 29, 2017. The presentation is based on international comparative research in 13 countries including the world’s top-performing school systems. Caldwell ACER Conference Paper August 29

Triennial Report 2014-2016

EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATIONS TRIENNIAL REPORT: OUR FIFTH TRIENNIUM We are pleased to report on projects, publications, presentations and pro bono work undertaken by the Educational Transformations team in our fifth triennium: 2014-2016. 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 […]

Brian Caldwell’s presentation on Professional Autonomy for NSWPPA Conference

PRINCIPAL PROFESSIONAL AUTONOMY: A POLICY PRIORITY IN THE QUEST FOR WORLD-CLASS SCHOOLS Brian Caldwell presented on this topic at the NSW Primary Principals Association (NSWPPA) Principal Credential Program in Sydney on 7 November 2016. The presentation drew on themes from his recently published book The Autonomy Premium (ACER Press 2016). The Autonomy Premium – Evidence […]

Education System Overhaul: Interview with Professor Caldwell

Does our education system need an overhaul?  Can Australia be in the top education rankings internationally? Professor Caldwell was recently interviewed by Jasmin Midgely from ABC Sunshine Coast radio about the benefits of school autonomy and student achievement.  Each school is unique which begs the question, “Is it possible to make decisions for individual schools from […]