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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The South Australian Early Years Literacy Program

Early Years Literacy Team 
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. View Article...

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. View Article...

Nelsons national exam, would it work?

Rebecca Scott
Options for a nationally consistent curriculum and Year 12 certificate are currently being discussed. They include a certificate based on the International Baccalaureate and an equalisation system like those currently used to convert secondary test scores into university entrance ratings – Education Review. View Abstract...

The role of research in strategic and policy development

Teresa Angelico
Three studies commissioned by the CECV support the case for increasing Victorian Government funding for Catholic schools – AARE 2004 Conference. View Abstract...

Bridging the generation gap

Susan Moore Johnston, Susan M Kardos
In this article the authors consider the nature of the generational divide in the teaching profession in the United States, its manifestations, and the measures schools can adopt to ameliorate its consequences for school-wide cohesion – Educational Leadership.View Abstract...

What if …? Art as language in early childhood

Felicity McArdle
McCardle considers the importance of art as a form of cultural expression, and ponders why it is not taught in a more deliberate fashion in early childhood settings – Every Child.View Abstract...

Education research 'irrelevant'

Education research in Australia is not sufficiently focused on teaching and learning, according to two experts who argue that research should be regulated through a national network involving schools, teacher educators, policy makers and parents – The Age: Education.

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