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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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New measures for quality teaching in New South Wales schools

Carmel Tebbutt
This week Curriculum Leadership publishes a statement by The Hon Carmel Tebbutt MP, Minister for Education and Training, New South Wales. The New South Wales Government is committed to having the highest quality teachers in our schools and to ensuring that every student is taught by engaged, up-to-date and professional teachers. Ongoing learning is critical for professions such as teaching. You simply cannot switch off when you leave university. That is why it will be mandatory from next year for all new teachers in the State to undertake professional development courses. Teachers entering the work force for the first time will be required to spend a minimum of 100 hours over five years doing courses agreed with their principal. View Article...

What outcomes do we really want?

Geoff Masters
Outcomes-focused education puts student learning at the heart of the education process, and contrary to recent claims, it is consistent with educational excellence, academic rigour, explicit teaching and rigorous assessment – Education Review View Abstract...

Using student achievement information

Helen S. Timperley
A project at a New Zealand school has successfully addressed the complexity and challenge of improving literacy teaching – Leadership and Policy in Schools. View Abstract...

Reshaping liberal education: an appeal to the Stoic tradition

Concerned by the vocational emphasis of many university courses, as well as the general drive towards ‘vocational relevance’, Crittenden uses the work of Martha Nussbaum, Cultivating Humanity, in order to construct a defence of the liberal tradition in education – Education Research and Perspectives.View Abstract...

ICT in education – a reflection of leadership

Greg Gebhart
Gebhart considers some of the factors that contribute to schools implementing successful ICT programs, and identifies leadership, vision and planning for ICT as crucial ingredients in that process – ICT in Education.View Abstract...