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An electronic journal for leaders in education
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This issue of Curriculum Leadership is the last for 2012. The journal team thanks readers for their continuing support, and wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday break.

MoneySmart Teaching: bringing financial literacy lessons to life in the classroom

Peter Kell

MoneySmart Teaching is a comprehensive strategy to develop teacher capacity to confidently teach consumer and financial literacy within Phase 1 of the Australian Curriculum. MoneySmart Teaching will provide a range of free quality resources to help educators integrate consumer and financial education into the classroom. Among these resources are professional learning packages for primary and secondary schools, which provide teachers with self-contained integrated units of work linked to the Australian Curriculum across the disciplines of mathematics, science and English.

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The Western Sydney-Ningbo Partnership

Cheryl Ballantyne, Michael Singh

A partnership between the University of Western Sydney, the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, and the Ningbo Municipal Education Bureau, China, is working to strengthen engagement in and learning of Chinese language and culture among students and teachers in Western Sydney's primary and secondary schools. The partnership places graduates or experienced teachers from Ningbo, in Western Sydney schools where they help Australian teachers to develop and deliver Chinese language and culture programs.

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BRIDGE: linking Australian schools with schools in Indonesia

Hamish McDonald

The partnership between Leongatha Primary School in Victoria and Pondok Labu 11 Primary School in Indonesia is one of 60 formed between the two countries under the BRIDGE program of Melbourne University's Asia Education Foundation. A great success, the program is featured in the Australian Government's recent white paper, Australia in the Asian Century, as an example of innovative learning practices.

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Australia in the Asian Century

Kathe Kirby, Dahle Suggett

A number of initiatives and innovations show promise as ways to nurture Asia literacy in Australian schools – CSE Seminar Paper.

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Encouraging students to study science: a new model for universities to engage school students

Belinda Bray, AG Cridge

Two educators offer a model to help universities in attracting school students to the study of science at tertiary level – AUAMII conference proceedings 2012.

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Using writing tasks to elicit adolescents' historical reasoning

Chauncey Monte-Sano, Susan De La Paz

A study has examined the value of particular types of writing tasks to develop students' capacity for authentic historical thinking and argumentation – Journal of Literacy Research.

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