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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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New Annual School Reports, New South Wales

Special report 
Annual school reports are a means to make schools accountable to parents and other members of the school community. The New South Wales Department of Education and Training has produced a new format for primary school and secondary school annual reports. The new format, still in draft form, will be trialled in about 50 schools in first term 2006, using 2005 data. The changes are, in part, a response to nine recommendations of the Auditor-General, presented in a major report last year. View Article...

Critical, analytical and reflective literacy assessment

Heather Fehring
The nature of 21st century literacy requires innovative forms of assessment – Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. View Abstract...

Improving literacy in disadvantaged schools

Lyn Wilkinson
The literacy coordinator at a disadvantaged South Australian primary school improved student outcomes by applying extensive general theoretical knowledge to create a highly contextualised teaching program – Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. View Abstract...

Building student resilience in the mathematics classroom

Janet Hunter
By developing students' ability and desire to master mathematics, teachers help them to become more resilient – Reflections. View Abstract...

Youth homelessness: four policy proposals

Chris Chamberlain, David Mackenzie
Chamberlain and MacKenzie review the data and the policy initiatives on youth homelessness since the mid 1990s, and propose four policy directions that place schools at the forefront of addressing the issue – Youth Studies Australia.View Abstract...

It’s time to rethink teacher supervision and evaluation

Kim Marshall
Conventional principal evaluation of teachers through classroom observation is problematic. Marshall outlines the weaknesses of such evaluations, before proposing a 12-point scheme for improvement – Phi Delta Kappan.View Abstract...