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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Retaining effective early career teachers

Sandy Schuck
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Technology Sydney. Email sandy.schuck@uts.edu.au
The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has commenced a new and important study into teacher retention. The study will explore the experiences of early career teachers, with findings set to inform teacher recruitment and retention strategies.

Subject Headings

New South Wales (NSW)
Teachers' employment
Teaching profession

The post-compulsory curriculum, WA

Dominic Burgio
Dominic Burgio is Principal of Northam Senior High School, Western Australia. Email: Dominic.burgio@det.wa.edu.au
The proposed new courses of study for Years 11 and 12 in Western Australia have come under heavy challenge in the media, and are now going through a process of revision. However, as a school principal I would like to support the thrust of the proposed reforms. At the moment, students come out with a percentage grade. That doesn't tell students, parents or employers what the students do or don't know, or can or can't do. By contrast, the assessment used with the courses of study would demonstrate student achievement. The current system is more than 50 years old and does not reflect current thinking on teaching and student learning.

Subject Headings

Western Australia (WA)
Transitions in schooling
Senior secondary education
Educational evaluation
Education policy
Curriculum planning