Why not the best schools? What we have learned from outstanding schools around the world

Caldwell, Brian & Harris, Jessica (2008) Why not the best schools? What we have learned from outstanding schools around the world. Why not the best schools?. ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC.

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Why not the Best Schools? offers a ten-point, ten-year plan for an education revolution that will result in the transformation of Australia’s schools. Expectations have been raised in Australia and comparable countries for an ‘education revolution’ that will secure success for all students in all settings. Such a revolution must ensure the alignment of educational outcomes, the skills required for a strong economy, and the needs of a harmonious society.

Why not the Best Schools? goes beyond system characteristics to provide an in-depth account of how transformation occurs in schools. Fifty indicators are provided to help shape strategies for policy makers and practitioners in schools and school systems. Guidelines for leadership and governance ensure a future-focus for those who are determined to ensure that all students will succeed in the twentieth-first century.

This book draws on a five-year study culminating in the International Project to Frame the Transformation of Schools conducted in Australia, China, England, Finland, the United States and Wales. The findings are consistent with the McKinsey & Company report on the world’s best performing school systems and those arising from OECD’s PISA.

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ID Code: 69148
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Global education, School comparison
ISBN: 9780864319555
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2014 23:17
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 23:17

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