Professional Growth

Performance and Development research

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Evidence base and research 

Approaches to teacher performance and development need to be informed by evidence-based research, expert advice and extensive consultation.

Background papers 

To assist in the development of the Framework, AITSL examined background papers prepared specifically to inform the Framework, and Australian and international research. 

To view these reports please use the following links:

Delivering real change in the approach to performance and development in schools - 167KB PDF
L Kamener, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), 2012
Independent submission

Growing our potential: Hay Group’s view on implementing an effective performance improvement and development framework for teachers - 534KB PDF
H Rothschild & C Seton, Hay Group, 2012

Implementing a performance and development framework - 258KB PDF
B Jensen & J Reichl, Grattan Institute, 2012
Independent submission. The Grattan Institute independently prepared this report and was not commissioned by AITSL.

An audit and analysis of existing practices of teacher performance and development in Australian education systems and sectors was also undertaken.
Teacher performance and development in Australia: A mapping and analysis of current practice - 578KB PDF
G Marshall, P Cole & V Zbar, AITSL, 2012

Further research: 

Professional development: A great way to avoid change - 307KB PDF
Cole, P, Professional development: A great way to avoid change, IARTV, Melbourne, 2004

The View from the Seats; Journal of Staff Development - 467KB PDF
Crow, T, The View from the Seats; Journal of Staff Development, Learning Forward, Dallas, USA, December 2012

Ensuring Accurate Feedback for Observations – Perspectives on Practice - 874KB PDF
Jerald, C, Ensuring Accurate Feedback for Observations – Perspectives on Practice, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA, March 2012

Learning about Teaching MET Project – Policy Brief - 741KB PDF
Kane, T & S Cantrell, Learning about Teaching MET Project – Policy Brief, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA, December 2010

Learning about Teaching MET Project – Research Paper - 754KB PDF
Kane, T & S Cantrell, Learning about Teaching MET Project – Research Paper, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA, December 2010

Gathering Feedback for Teaching MET Project – Policy and Practice Brief - 5.38MB PDF
Kane, T & D Staiger, Gathering Feedback for Teaching MET Project – Policy and Practice Brief, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA, January 2012

Gathering Feedback for Teaching MET Project – Research Paper - 2.62MB PDF
Kane, T & D Staiger, Gathering Feedback for Teaching MET Project – Research Paper, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA, January 2012

Building professional community in schools - 292KB PDF
Kruse, S, Louis, K & A Bryk, Building professional community in schools, Issues in restructuring schools, issue report No. 6, Madison, USA, 1994: pp. 3–6

Creating effective teaching and learning environments: First results from TALIS - 5.5MB PDF
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Creating effective teaching and learning environments: First results from TALIS, Paris, France, 2009

Improving teacher quality around the world: The international summit on the teaching profession - 991KB PDF
OECD, Improving teacher quality around the world: The international summit on the teaching profession, Paris, France, 2011

Review on evaluation and assessment frameworks for improving school outcomes
OECD (forthcoming)

OECD Reviews of evaluation and assessment in education: Australia - 3.7MB PDF
Santiago, P, Donaldson, G, Herman, J & C Shewbridge, OECD Reviews of evaluation and assessment in education: Australia, OECD, Paris, France, 2011

Building a high quality teaching profession: Lessons from around the world - 2.1MB PDF
Schleicher, A, Building a high quality teaching profession: Lessons from around the world, OECD, Paris, France, 2011

Preparing teachers and developing school leaders for the 21st century: Lessons from around the world - 5MB PDF 
Schleicher, A, Preparing teachers and developing school leaders for the 21st century: Lessons from around the world, OECD, Paris, France, 2012

Designing and Implementing Teacher Performance Management Systems:  Pitfalls and Possibilities - 646KB PDF
Wiener, R & A Jacobs, Designing and Implementing Teacher Performance Management Systems:  Pitfalls and Possibilities, The Aspen Institute – Education and Society Program, Washington DC, USA, March 2011

OECD videos - Strong performers and successful reformers in education 

Videos produced jointly by the OECD and the Pearson Foundation, highlighting initiatives being taken by education authorities around the world to help school students do better.

© OECD 2012 OECD Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education videos


School Leadership eCollection (SLeC)

The SLeC is an interactive, up-to-date repository of the latest research and best-practice in the field of school leadership development, designed especially to support the learning and growth of leaders in Australian schools.

Link to SLeC