It was former US President Ronald Regan who made famous the phrase Trust, but verify. Blind trust, unchecked by any kind of verification system, can prove as unproductive for individuals and organisations as can intrusive, coercive, and time-consuming verification strategies. Both sides of this equation are important. These behaviours are the real key to school improvement.
This is a special Agora. The presenters are also contemporary researchers and held in high esteem within the wider educative circle in Australia. Their findings are challenging educators in all sectors, not just in Australia but throughout the world. Some of their findings will shock you. Some of the findings will be tested during this Agora.
This Agora is ‘a must attend’ for principals, deputies, aspiring leaders, heads of teaching and learning and regular teachers. Anyone with an interest in trust. Come and join us as Dr McCulla and Dr Marks unpack the findings of recent international research, the peculiar findings from Australia and their implication in our varying school contexts. These findings go to the heart of every Anglican and Christian school.
About the Speakers:
Dr Norman McCulla is the coordinator of the educational leadership program at Macquarie Univeristy. He is a former teacher and senior educational administrator in curriculum and teacher professional development. His research interests and publications focus on teachers' working lived and career path trajectories.
Dr Warren Marks is a former teacher and school principal in New South Wales. He is now director of LEAP (Leading Educators Around the Planet), an international peer-shadowing program for educational leaders. He is a consultant to the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Teacher Education, lecturing in the Master of Instructional Leadership programs.
Cost: $50 per person
$35 per person (for teachers representing an EdComm member school*)
(*If you are not sure whether your school is an EdComm member, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
RSVP: March 15 2017
Light dinner provided.