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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: […]

The Alignment Premium – available to purchase

Brian Caldwell’s sequel to The Autonomy Premium entitled, The Alignment Premium, also published by ACER Press. Description and order form are available here. Brian Caldwell has forged a highly credible, cutting-edge international reputation for his ability to translate innovative thinking and theory into grounded practice that actually make a difference. DR JIM WATTERSTON, Dean of the Melbourne Graduate […]

The Alignment Premium – now available to order

Brian Caldwell has written a sequel to The Autonomy Premium entitled The Alignment Premium, also published by ACER Press. Description and order form are available here.   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 […]

The Autonomy Premium

The Autonomy Premium, Brian Caldwell’s latest publication on the topic of autonomy, describes and illustrates what successful schools with a higher level of autonomy do with their new authority and responsibility to achieve improved outcomes for their students. Drawing on national and international research, with illustrations from case studies in Australia, Brian Caldwell shows how the links to learning can be made. The focus […]

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 […]