Professor Brian Caldwell Papers

Papers by Professor Brian Caldwell

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Achieving a Self-Transforming School?

Brian J. Caldwell 

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the possibility of moving from the self-managing school to the self-transforming school. This does not mean that schools will operate alone; most will be members of networks, and these networks will be global more than they are local. Most will be part of a system of schools and will draw on ‘the system’ for support in some matters. Transformation under these conditions will occur only if a school has the capacity and determination to achieve it – no amount of externally designed re-structuring, re-staffing, or command-and-control direction will be sufficient. Dramatically different approaches will be required; leadership and governance to reproduce the status quo or to achieve modest improvement will not suffice. The case for change can be made in many mostly Western countries including Australia, England, New Zealand and the United States.  Read more