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Benchmarking Australia’s student achievement, professional autonomy and system adaptivity


272 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $54.95 (US $54.95) (CA $73.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781742864976

Rights: US & CA

ACER Press (Jun 2019)

Price: $54.95


It is time for a new narrative on schools in Australia. Analysis of approaches in 13 countries, including most of the world's top performers, provides 15 benchmarks against which Australia's performance is assessed. Building on findings in The Autonomy Premium, the challenge is to design a system in which all those who work in or for schools are fully professional. This challenge extends to early childhood and innovative approaches to polytechnic education. This book will be essential reading for policymakers, school leaders, and researchers who wish to write the new narrative.

Author Biography

Brian J. Caldwell is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Educational Transformations Pty Ltd in Melbourne and Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne where he is a former Dean of Education. He served as Deputy Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) from 2014 to 2017.