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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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A Global Network of Teachers and Their Professional Learning Systems

'Developed in partnership with the Asia Society's Global Cities Education Network (GCEN), the report builds off of decades of research and documents teachers' on-the-ground experiences with professional learning systems in Lexington (Kentucky), Denver, Seattle, Toronto, Singapore, and Shanghai. The teacher team also makes powerful recommendations for improvement.' From publisher's description.


Subject Headings

Educational evaluation
Professional development
Teaching profession
Teaching and learning
United States of America (USA)

What Successful Maths Teachers Do, Years P-5

Edward Wall, Alfred Posamentier

This guide offers research-based teaching strategies for introducing early and primary years students to the content and skills required to understand and excel at mathematics. It features dynamic learning activities, with each including a concise statement of the teaching strategy; research-based validations; information about how the strategy aligns with example standards; year-specific classroom applications and vignettes; precautions and possible pitfalls; and primary sources for further reading. Adapted from distributor's description.

Key Learning Areas


Subject Headings

Primary education
Mathematics teaching

How School Principals Sustain Success Over Time

Lejf Moos, Olof Johansson, Christopher Day, Editors 
Springer,  2011

The book features a comparative analysis of findings from the International Successful School Principal Project (ISSPP) – a longitudinal study of successful school principals over five years in Australia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England and New York State in the USA. See publisher's description.


Subject Headings

School principals
Educational evaluation
Great Britain
United States of America (USA)

Literacy and Numeracy Skills and Labour Market Outcomes in Australia

Anthony Shomos, Matthew Forbes

This Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper 'profiles the literacy and numeracy skills of Australia's adult population and assesses how important they are for two labour market outcomes – employment and wages.' From Introduction, part of the full paper online. See also article in the Austalian Financial Review 30 May 2014.


Subject Headings

Wages and salaries

Taking God to School: The End of Australia's Egalitarian Education?

Marion Maddox
Allen & Unwin, February 2014

'In Australia's public schools, students are now routinely exposed to evangelism from very conservative Christian groups. Marion Maddox uncovers the surprising impact of these groups on once secular public schooling, and the ways in which governments have been persuaded to support their cause.' From publisher's description. See also reviews by teachers on the publisher website. The author is a Professor of Politics at Macquarie University, with PhDs in theology and in politics.


Subject Headings

State schools

Guide to Transforming Teaching Through Self-Inquiry

James Pelech

'In the past twenty years, the importance of reflection has been recognised by all professions, especially the education profession. In the field of education, terms and practices such as reflective practice, action research, journaling, collaborative observation, professional development, peer observation, and professional portfolios have become organising units of discussion and practice. This book extends knowledge in the field, not just by providing prompts and examples of 'things to do', but also by presenting an organised and cohesive system consisting of definitions, principles, and guidelines that can be used for all reflective practice activities ... The intended audience includes practitioners, teacher educators, teacher candidates, and administrators.' From publisher's description.


Subject Headings

Inquiry based learning
Professional development
Teaching and learning