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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Aboriginal Girls Circle

Brenda Dobia

Aboriginal youth are often exposed to multiple risk factors, which impact significantly on their wellbeing and on their engagement at school. While a number of programs have sought to address issues faced by Aboriginal boys, interventions for girls are less common. The Aboriginal Girls Circle (AGC) was designed to increase social connection, participation and self-confidence among young Aboriginal women attending secondary schools. Since 2010 a pilot version of the intervention has been in progress at Dubbo College, NSW. The article outlines the work of the AGC, before describing some details of research into the effectiveness of the intervention. The research indicates that the AGC was very well received within the school and the local community. It was found to have developed resilience, connectedness, self-concept, and cultural identity among the majority of girls who participated.

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Define and conquer

Jennifer Gore

In the pursuit of improved student learning, it is helpful to clarify the nature of quality teaching, and set out ways for teachers to improve their professional practice – Education Review.

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How can students know whether the information they find online is true – or not?

Debbie Abilock

Four rules of thumb can help to evaluate the credibility of online sources – Educational Leadership  

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