What the Principals Say: On School Autonomy and Student Learning in Public Schools in Australia in the 21st Century

B Caldwell

Educational Transformation | Published : 2016


The survey and its findings are part of the Australian contribution to the International Study on School Autonomy and Learning (ISSAL). Researchers from seven countries are involved in the project (Australia, Canada – Alberta and Saskatchewan, China – Hong Kong, England, Finland, Israel and Singapore) which was established at a meeting in Jerusalem in May 2014 convened by Professor Ami Volansky, former Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Education. At the same time, the survey is intended to provide information to policymakers, practitioners, researchers and others with an interest or stake in public education in Australia with information to guide further developments in school autonomy.