Bill Mulford

Journal article

The leadership challenge: improving learning in schools

Building communities of professional learners is the key to meeting Australia’s school leadership challenge, according to this review of research. This report argues that the task of leading a school is now too complex and demanding a job for one person, and that improving schooling...

OECD improving school leadership activity: Australia country background report

Prepared for the Australian Government by the Australian Council for Educational Research in 2006 and released in January 2008, this report provides information on school leadership in Australia, including school governance, the links between leadership and learning outcomes, the attractiveness of the leadership role, and...
Discussion paper

Maturing school-community partnerships: developing learning communities in rural Australia

This paper reports findings from a project that examined the extent and nature of the contribution of rural schools to their communities' development beyond traditional forms of education of young people. Case study communities in five Australian States participated in the project, funded by the...
Discussion paper

School contribution to rural communities: leadership issues

Successful rural community development efforts focus on harnessing the resources already present to find community solutions to community concerns. For these efforts to be successful, high levels of cooperation, communication and trust need to be built within the community. This paper is based on a...