Projects commenced in 2016

A report of our activities in 2015 will be included in our Triennial Report 2013 to 2015 to be posted on this website in mid-April. The following activities commenced in 2016.

International Studies on School Autonomy and Learning (ISSAL) We continue our work in ISSAL, an international project involving researchers from Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, Israel and Singapore. We lead the Australian contribution with funding for aspects of our work from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Reports from 2014 (review of research) and 2015 (case studies) may be downloaded from this website. The focus in the first part of 2016 is a national survey of principals in public schools on matters related to school autonomy, a report of which will be available in July 2016. Lead Consultant: Professor Brian Caldwell, Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Educational Transformations.

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) Educational Transformations Pty Ltd enters the fourth year of engagement with ISQ. The project that has been commissioned for 2016 requires us to provide a comprehensive report of the evaluation activities of the ISQ Self-Improving Schools (SIS) program from 2013 to 2016 inclusive. The purpose of the evaluation is to: (a) review the purpose and process of the ISQ SIS program and (b) investigate the impact of participation in the SIS program on selected aspects of school improvement. Lead Consultant: Fiona Longmuir, Senior Consultant Researcher and Director of Research in Innovative Professional Practice at Educational Transformations.

Teach for Australia Educational Transformations Pty Ltd was commissioned by Teach for Australia (TFA) to develop data collection tools and to validate and refine an evaluation project for TFA’s Teach to Lead program. Lead Consultant: Dr Tanya Vaughan, Senior Consulting Researcher and Director of Impact Studies at Educational Transformations.

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