The education change model as a vehicle for reform: shifting year 7 into high school 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 into high school and implementing junior secondary in Queensland. Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, 15 (2). pp. 4-17. ISSN 1445-2928

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 and is accompanied by a systemic policy commitment, including resource allocation, to ensure it is supported both 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 which indicate school leaders’ assessment of the stage of reform their
school was located, according to the reform model.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2015 Middle Years of Schooling Association Inc. Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 22:36
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 04:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational change, middle years, Junior Secondary, reform
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32559

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