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School Curriculum and Quality Teaching: eBook for free download and distribution

This short book by Brian Caldwell describes change in school curriculum and quality teaching in Australia. The author monitored developments from late 2021 to mid-2022, applying the concept of strategic thinking: seeing ahead, seeing behind, seeing above, seeing below, seeing beyond, and seeing it through. This is the first in a new series of SCOPE: […]

New series from ACEL – Resources in Action

Presented by The Australian Council for Educational Leaders and written by leading experts, Resources in Action, is your fortnightly leadership and teaching companion providing succinct, contemporary and focused tips and strategies. These are practical and easy-to-implement with thought provoking content designed to energise your teaching and leading, and maximise the performance of you and your […]

Brian Caldwell, Fiona Longmuir and Tanya Vaughan to write 40 articles for ACEL in 2019

Educational Transformations has been commissioned by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) to write 40 articles for ACEL’s Resources in Action series in 2019 — 20 on Leadership and 20 on Management. Our writing team consists of Brian Caldwell, Fiona Longmuir and Tanya Vaughan. Brian is our Principal Consultant and Professor Emeritus, University of […]

What is school autonomy, and why does it matter?

Professor Brian Caldwell’s interview with Cassie McCullagh on RN (Life Matters) on the topic What is school autonomy, and why does it matter?  There’s a catchy phrase that’s been doing the rounds in education circles for a few years. It’s called school autonomy.  In 2014 the Federal Government announced plans to make more than 1500 […]

Professor Brian Caldwell Publications and Presentations

Professor Brian Caldwell publications and presentations index Book Caldwell, B.J. (2018). The Alignment Premium, Melbourne: ACER Press – available for pre-order. Benchmarking Australia’s student achievement, professional autonomy and system adaptivity. It is time for a new narrative on schools in Australia. Lifting Australia’s performance on international assessments depends on top-class teaching and learning that meets the needs of all students […]