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 for Improving Learning, Melbourne, August 29, 2017.
This presentation draws on international research on leadership over the last decade (2007-2017) with particular attention to a 13-country study in 2017. Implications are drawn for Australia and these suggest a profound change in culture and governance if Australia is to achieve a top ten ranking in international tests of student achievement. We have a long way to go because 32 countries performed at a higher level than Australia on at least one test in PISA 2015 and TIMSS 2015.