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The Autonomy Premium : Professional Autonomy and Student Achievement in the 21st Century.

Author: Brian J Caldwell
Publisher: Sydney : ACER Press, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Caldwell, Brian J.
Autonomy Premium : Professional Autonomy and Student Achievement in the 21st Century.
Sydney : ACER Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian J Caldwell
ISBN: 9781742864303 1742864309
OCLC Number: 1038486651
Notes: Responses to eight questions addressed in the book.
Description: 1 online resource (186 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Forewords by Hattie & Jensen; Table of contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Is school autonomy a hoax?; Is it a hoax?; The autonomy premium; An important distinction; Contributing to 'case law' in education; Knowledge capital; Professional autonomy trumps structural autonomy; Synopsis; Delimitation; Chapter 2: Things are not as they seem; Distracters; Professional autonomy and the national curriculum in Australia; Failure of centralisation in the cause of equality; Maintaining a sense of system; How important is a federal role in education?; Discussion. Big ideasChapter 3: Making sense of the evidence; Four generations of research; OECD studies; Differences between developing and developed countries; Shifting the focus in research, policy and practice; Making the links visible; Caution and contradiction; More from England; More from Hong Kong; Parent and community engagement; Retrospective in organisation and management theory; Is autonomy a prerequisite for securing higher levels of student achievement?; Big ideas; Chapter 4: Australian context; Context; Needs-based funding of schools; The experience of autonomy; Methodology; Big ideas. Chapter 5: From the beginningVictorian context; Broadmeadows Primary School; Specimen Hill Primary School; Big ideas; Chapter 6: The middle years; Queensland context; Millmerran State P-10 School; The ACT context; Canberra High School; Big ideas; Chapter 7: Priorities for learning in the 21st century; The Cisco Report; Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S); General capabilities; The World Economic Forum; Other insights; Measurement of 21st century skills; Scepticism; Things are not as they seem; Big ideas; Chapter 8: 21st century skills in the senior years. Purpose and sources of informationPrologue; Glen Waverley Secondary College in 2014 and 2015; Identification, development, implementation and assessment of 21st century skills; Autonomy in appointment of staff and design of school facilities; Operational planning; Assessment of 21st century skills; Other developments; Big ideas; Chapter 9: Agility, innovation and autonomy; Agility; School autonomy and innovation; OECD study of innovation in schools; Innovation and school autonomy in the United States; Innovation and school autonomy in Finland; Are new practices necessarily innovative? Bloomberg Innovation IndexSystem learning from school innovation; Other frameworks and guidelines; Expectations for leadership in innovation; Big ideas; Chapter 10: Alignment and support; Back to first principles; Improving design and delivery; More about innovation and system learning; Best practice in networking; Best practice in professional learning; How constraining is national testing?; Support for principals; Related practices; Big ideas; Chapter 11: A profession fit for the times; Future directions for principals and other school leaders.

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