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

Independent Schools Queensland 
Successful teacher learning focuses on concrete classroom applications of general ideas; it exposes teachers to actual practice rather than to descriptions of practice; it involves opportunities for observation, critique and reflection; it involves opportunities for group support and collaboration; and it involves deliberate evaluation and feedback from skilled practitioners with expertise about good teaching. View Article...

Ability grouping in mathematics

Steve Thornton, Bob Dengate, Chris Coombs, Bob Aus
Four maths experts argue the case for and against grouping students by ability rather than age – Reflections. View Abstract...

Sexuality education research

Elizabeth Barber
A project researching sexuality education for primary school students identifies key elements of quality school programs and research practice in this area – 2004 AARE Conference. View Abstract...

Out of school hours care

Out of school hours care (OSHC) is the fastest growing type of child care, and schools need to understand their responsibilites when OHSC is conducted on their premises – School Post. View Abstract...

Cadres help to create confidence

Bruce Joyce, Lisa Mueller, Marilyn Hrycauk
A professional development project in Alberta, Canada, used a literacy initiative to create a group of teacher leaders who would, in time, take responsibility for training other teachers to become effective literacy teachers, and who would generally be able to lead change in schools – JSD.View Abstract...

Getting started with open-ended assessment

Keith Leatham, Kathy Lawrence, Denise S Mewborn
The authors recount and critique a trial in which open-assessment strategies were implemented in a middle primary mathematics class – Teaching Children Mathematics.View Abstract...