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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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New publications

Schools and Kindergartens: A Design Manual

Mark Dudek

As a new generation of educational environments are designed and built, this design manual illustrates 'the most up-to-date educational strategies and how they are realised in built form'. Covering Europe, North America and the Pacific region, the manual examines the design of some 80 schools and kindergartens in the context of varying national and regional approaches. The book is designed for educationalists, parents and the wider community. Adapted from publisher's description.


Subject Headings

School buildings

Play, Creativity and Digital Cultures

Jackie Marsh, Muriel Robinson, Rebekah Willett

This book analyses children’s interactions with digital culture, examining notions of creativity, theories of play and informal learning in school settings. Topics include children's engagement with 'commercial spaces' and ways in which school practice might take account of out-of-school learning in relation to digital cultures. Adapted from publisher's description.


Subject Headings

Primary education
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers, 8th edn.

Edmund Emmer, Carolyn Evertson
Allyn & Bacon,  2008

Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers is designed to give US teachers the information and skills they need to establish management systems in today's rich, multicultural classroom. The book is based on the authors' 30 years of research and experience in more than 500 classrooms. It aims to help teachers plan, implement and develop the most basic classroom management tasks to build a smoothly running classroom that encourages learning. Adapted from publisher’s website.


Subject Headings

Primary education
Classroom management
United States of America (USA)

Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics, 3rd edn.

Daniel Brahier
Allyn & Bacon,  2008

Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics aims to help preservice teachers grasp curriculum, teaching and assessment issues as they relate to mathematics in Years 6-12. This extensively revised resource offers a balance of theory and practice. It includes a range of examples of student work, classroom situations and applications of ICT to mathematics instruction in the middle and secondary classroom. Adapted from publisher's website.

Key Learning Areas


Subject Headings

Middle schooling
Secondary education
Mathematics teaching

Counting Them In: Isolated Bilingual Learners in Schools

Liz Stratham
Trentham Books,  2008

Counting Them In is intended for schools, preschools and universities which have isolated bilingual learners. It offers guidance to staff on appropriate principles and strategies so they can develop and implement consistent good practice and give all their pupils equal access to educational opportunities. Adapted from publisher's description.


Subject Headings

Special education

Maps to Success: Successful Strategies in Indigenous Organisations: A Handbook

Bruce Sims

A national study initiated by seven leading community organisations examined local Indigenous organisations that have promoted community wellbeing or helped communities to overcome disadvantage. Research was carried out by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The study was designed to be a guide to best practice for government and non-government organisations and for philanthropic, corporate and public sector engagement. Adapted from Preliminary Notes.


Subject Headings

Aboriginal peoples
Socially disadvantaged