Capacity building for sustainable school improvement: an Australian research study

Andrews, Dorothy and Crowther, Frank and Abawi, Lindy ORCID: and Conway, Joan ORCID: and Dawson, Mark and Lewis, Marian and Morgan, Allan and O'Neill, Shirley and Petersen, Shauna (2011) Capacity building for sustainable school improvement: an Australian research study. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-33808-9


This book reports on the implementation of a school revitalisation initiative - IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievements in Schools) in twenty-two Australian schools in the state of Victoria, between 2004 and 2008. Most of the schools that were involved had been identified as a school in challenging circumstances. Research traces the impact of IDEAS on these schools over four years and focuses, in paraticular, on student outcomes. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data, the research explored the impact of a whole school change process on school outcomes – including successful and sustained improvements in student achievement. Key factors contributing to successful school change were identified and a definition of school success established. A significant outcome of the research was the development of a model of sustainable school capacity building (COSMIC C-B), and the principal and teacher influences in capacity building dynamics.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 02:55
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 05:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: capacity-building; school improvement; parallel leadership; teacher leadership; sustainable improvement; successful school change
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership
39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350709 Organisation and management theory
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified

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