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 […]

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 […]

David Loader’s new book, The Inner Principal

Brian Caldwell recommends David Loader’s book, The Inner Principal, Reflections on Educational Leadership, with forewords by Michael Fullan and Gary Stager.  The book is available from Amazon in print or in Kindle edition. This book is a classic. In an era when books on leadership are preoccupied with targets and accountabilities there is need for one that […]

Student Achievement & Professional Autonomy: Interview with Professor Caldwell

An interview with Erika Vass and Professor Brian Caldwell on the topic of student achievement and professional autonomy in regional cities. Australia could be near the top of the international education rankings of student achievement within 10 years if implementation of current policies was improved and schools in Broken Hill for example, were given much more […]