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Wellbeing in Schools Australia (WISA) Introductory Address

Brian Caldwell’s short introductory address at the Wellbeing in Schools Australia (WISA) conference in Melbourne on 14 October 2016.  The title is ‘School wellbeing and why it is fundamental to quality schooling’.  Brian is Patron of WISA. At first sight, student wellbeing is a well-researched field. It seems that every state and territory has done […]

Jennifer Gidley’s new book, Postformal Education

Brian Caldwell recommends Jennifer Gidley’s new book, Postformal Education, A Philosophy for Complex Futures. The most compelling book on education I have read for many years. It has major implications for all who are in a position to influence developments in teacher education and educational policy. Gidley is one of the very rare scholars who can write intelligently and accessibly […]

What the Principals Say…

What the Principals Say Report of a survey of school principals in Australia on school autonomy. Read the report 

Brian Caldwell’s Keynote at ACEL Conference on September 29 – Professional Autonomy, School Innovation & Student Achievement in the 21st Century

    This paper provides some of the detail for Brian Caldwell’s keynote address at the National Conference of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) in Melbourne on September 29, 2016.  Professional Autonomy, School Innovation and Student Achievement in the 21st Century This paper draws on themes in The Autonomy Premium (Caldwell 2016a) and the […]

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 […]