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Australian Country Background Report for the OECD Improving School Leadership Activity

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The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (previously Education, Science and Training) has released the Australian Country Background Report prepared by an ACER team for the OECD’s Improving School Leadership Activity.

The report provides an overview of school leadership developments and issues in Australia. Australia is one of 22 countries taking part in the OECD’s international project on school leadership. The Country Background Report was commissioned as part of Australia’s contribution to the project. Prepared in 2006, it provides information and analysis on school leadership in Australia, including school governance, the links between leadership and student learning outcomes, the attractiveness of the leadership role, and training and professional development for school leaders.

ACER’s work was assisted by a National Advisory Committee that included representatives from government and non-government education authorities and professional associations. The ACER team was Michelle Anderson, Peter Gronn (Monash University, now at Glasgow University), Lawrence Ingvarson, Andrew Jackson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phillip McKenzie, Bill Mulford (University of Tasmania) and Nick Thornton.

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