The effectiveness of the IDEAS project in Sydney CEO: a research report

Andrews, Dorothy and Crowther, Frank and Morgan, Allan and O'Neill, Shirley (2012) The effectiveness of the IDEAS project in Sydney CEO: a research report. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]


The IDEAS Project has been implemented in more than 400 schools worldwide, including about 60 in the Sydney Catholic School System (Sydney CEO). The implementation of IDEAS in Sydney CEO in the period 2006-11 emphasised the four central IDEAS constructs (namely, the ideas process of school revitalisation; organisational 'alignment'; schoolwide pedagogy; and 'parallel' leadership between principals and teacher leaders). It also involved schools in six separate cohorts. While preliminary feedback regarding the impact of IDEAS in Sydney has been largely affirming, no formal inquiry has previously been undertaken into its effects, if any, enhancing impacts on student achievement. Given the scope of the project in Sydney CEO, detailed exploration of possible school outcomes, particularly in relation to student achievement in the 22 schools that have completed IDEAS to the Sustaining stage, would seem warranted.

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Additional Information: This report cannot be made available to the public as anonimity of the schools was a requirement of the ethics approval. It was a collaboratively funded research project - USQ and Sydney Catholic Education Office.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 01:27
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 02:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: school improvement; leadership; capacity building
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment

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