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An electronic journal for leaders in education
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The South Australian Early Years Literacy Program

Early Years Literacy Team 
Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Group, Department of Education and Childrens' Services, South Australia
During terms one and two 2005, five thousand preschool to Year Three educators and leaders across South Australia met to plan The Early Years Literacy Program, a three-year focus on literacy for young children. Evaluation of the Program has already commenced, and includes data collected during the initial core professional learning days. Analysis of the data collected is informing ongoing development. In this edition, the Early Years Literacy Team outlines the program for Curriculum Leadership.

Key Learning Areas


Subject Headings

South Australia
Primary education
English language teaching
Educational planning
Education policy
Early childhood education
Curriculum planning
Aboriginal students

New assistance for boys’ education

Special report 
The Australian Government is to trial a new boys' education initiative 'Success for Boys'. This series of professional learning resources for teachers will be trialled in 40 schools across the country in term three this year. A cross-section of schools will be involved, including coeducational and single sex boys' schools; schools in rural, remote and metropolitan areas; and primary, middle and secondary schools. Applications for 800 grants to participate in the programme in 2006 will open shortly.

Subject Headings

Aboriginal students
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Educational planning
Boys' education