Venesser Fernandes

Venesser Fernandes
Monash University (Australia) · Faculty of Education

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Dr. Venesser Fernandes is a Lecturer – Educational Leadership Studies at Monash University, Australia. Her areas of teaching and research interest include: Leadership and Organisational Development Studies; School Leadership; School Accountability and Improvement Systems, Data-Driven Decision-making Processes; Evidence-based School Improvement Systems, Change Management Systems; Quality Management Systems; Using and Evaluating Research Evidence and, Educational Policy Analysis and Development. Dr Fernandes is engaged in qualitative case-study research within schools that investigates data-informed decision-making processes that are currently being used in Victoria across public, independent & Catholic school systems and focuses upon the leadership function that facilitates these processes.

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As part of the efforts to globalize higher education in Indonesia, internationalization and multiculturalism are two globalization behaviors that have been promoted across higher education institutions. This study investigated both these behaviors through a qualitative case study analysis of four state universities in the country. The authors found...
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In this chapter, the authors focus on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and associated technological changes on work and jobs in Australia’s Financial and Insurance Services industry sector. Extensive commentary on the cumulative effects of AI, a term that incorporates machine learning, big data, blockchain, chatbots and financial technolo...
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The global pandemic of 2020 has changed the ways that university academics do their work and manage their time, including teaching , engaging with graduate students, conducting research, and working with colleagues. The mode of delivery of higher education has substantially moved to the digital, and workspaces have shifted to home. Having to work f...
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Four years after the Chinese Vocational Education Reform was initiated, research in this area has found unfavorable outcomes. The implementation of policy and the dedicated reform actions for promoting the status of vocational education has not effectively improved the equity issue with Chinese society. Previous studies have focused on investigatin...
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Increasingly, complexity science concepts are informing health care design and practice. The present paper describes the implementation of early complexity science principles in a Complex Care Program with the aim of strengthening the provision of integrated care. Grounded in cybernetic network theory, Stafford Beers Viable Systems Model [1] provid...
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This chapter provides a detailed literature review exploring the importance of data-driven decision-making processes in current Australian school improvement processes within a context of evidence-based organizational change and development. An investigation into the concept of decision-making and its effect on organizational culture is conducted a...
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There is a significant lack of documented research on Australian school improvement that is contextualized within business improvement model settings. This is the case even though Australian schools have been operating within a business environment for a while now. This chapter aims at addressing this gap by discussing what educational quality is w...
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This article is an autoethnographic piece that provides insight into my focus on educational management, administration and leadership studies. Most of my work is situated in looking at schools and educational systems through the lens of school effectiveness and school improvement. I reflect on how this has translated into my investigations on scho...
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There is a significant lack of documented research on Australian school improvement that is contextualized within business improvement model settings. This is the case even though Australian schools have been operating within a business environment for a while now. This chapter aims at addressing this gap by discussing what educational quality is w...
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Amidst a plethora of research studies and examples of the transformation of leadership capability in schools, in most instances, the thrust of the focus for transforming leadership capability has been on principals and the powerful influence provided through their leadership. In recent studies, however, a new realisation on developing organisationa...
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This chapter provides a detailed literature review exploring the importance of data-driven decision-making processes in current Australian school improvement processes within a context of evidence based organizational change and development. An investigation into the concept of decision-making and its effect on organizational culture is conducted a...
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Increased school autonomy and a greater focus on achieving school effectiveness and improvement has made it essential to reconsider the role of school leaders (OECD 2009, Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS. Paris: OECD Publishing). This recommends that leadership development in this rapidly changing worl...
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Gender inequality has been promoted through the justification of gender-based differential treatment and an inequality of resource distribution within developing nations. Through the increase in innovation in our present digital age, the existence of inequality in female education within these nations has been made profoundly transparent (UNESCO 20...
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Despite growing scholarly interest in student voice and leadership over the past two decades, both terms continue to be used with little consensus about their meaning. They are also often evoked without much clarity or agreement as to how they should be enabled or enacted, for what purposes they should be fostered, or what conditions are necessary...
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Abstract of the Paper: This paper examines how business improvement models supporting Strategic TQM are used within Australian schools to enhance and support their educational excellence. Through case-study analysis, two business improvement models usingTotal Quality Management (TQM) programs were studied within public primary schools and key eleme...
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In 2016, data was collected from eighty-one Indigenous young people in Australia through surveys and focus groups, which provide insight into the experiences of citizenship and democracy by young Indigenous Australians. This paper examines the attitudes of these young Indigenous Australians in relation to conventional political, economic and cultur...
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Research indicates that one of the intended key strategies contributing towards school improvement is the use of data within the course of decision-making processes that a school engages in (Argyris and Schön, 1996; Brown, 2015; Coburn & Turner, 2012; Earl and Katz, 2006; Earl & Timperley, 2009; Phillips, 2003; Robinson and Walker, 1999; Timperley,...
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Contracted research report evaluation of the Richmond Tigers Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) program
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There is a significant lack of documented research on Australian school improvement contextualised within business improvement model settings. This is the case, even though Australian schools have been operating within a business environment for a while now. This chapter aims at addressing this gap by discussing educational quality within schools....

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In a growing performance-based accountability context, there is an ever growing canvas of school improvement strategies and a multitude of school data through which informed decisions are expected to be made. Data holds a central place in the current discourse on school educational reform. Through case-studies across the three sectors of public, catholic and independent schools within Victoria, Australia, this study aims at determining: 1. The effectiveness of the prevalent data-informed decision making processes that shape school improvement processes within schools. 2. The involvement of school leadership in the development of a data-informed school culture.