The education change model as a vehicle for reform: shifting Year 7 and implementing junior secondary in Queensland

Pendergast, Donna and Main, Katherine and Barton, Georgina and Kanasa, Harry and Geelan, David and Dowden, Tony (2015) The education change model as a vehicle for reform: shifting Year 7 and implementing junior secondary in Queensland. Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, 15 (2). pp. 4-18. ISSN 1445-2928

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Abstract

Queensland schools are engaged in change as they shift Year 7 from primary to high school settings from the start of 2015 and implement junior secondary in all public schools in Years 7, 8, and 9. This agenda signals one of the most significant reforms undertaken in Queensland education. It is accompanied by a systemic policy commitment, including resource allocation, to ensure it is supported at the individual school level and in the wider schooling system. In this paper, we outline the Leading Change Development Program undertaken in 2014, which was designed to enable school leaders to facilitate these reforms in their unique school contexts. The program — conceptualised around the Education Change Model — is outlined and data are presented that indicate school leaders’ assessment of the stage of reform their school was located at, according to the reform model.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 23:44
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 04:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational change, middle years, junior secondary, reform
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28212

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