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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The Pre-Service Country Teaching Mapping Project Report

R John Halsey
In 2004 the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training funded the Rural Education Forum Australia to map the range of pre-service country teaching programs currently available in Australian teacher education courses, with specific reference to professional experience and practicum placement. This work took place through the Pre-Service Country Teaching Mapping Project. The study involved research into current placement programs, a literature review and interviews with officers in government and non-government school systems and sectors. This week Curriculum Leadership presents a summary of its findings. View Article...

Communities and schools

Mark R Warren
The success of disadvantaged schools is tied to revitalisation of their surrounding communities. In the USA, some school and community alliances have been very effective in helping schools and developing community leadership skills – Harvard Educational Review. View Abstract...

Measuring Australian students' ICT literacy

John Ainley
Thousands of students in Years 6–10 around Australia have taken part in the ACER's recent National Sample Assessment of ICT literacy – Research Developments. View Abstract...

Year 12 subjects and further study

This LSAY Briefing summarises a research which sought to explain the factors that influence Year 12 students' subject selection, and uncover the effects that student subject choices have on further study – Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth.View Abstract...

Does distributed leadership measure up?

Graeme Holmes
Distributed leadership has not been uncritically accepted by leadership theorists or practitioners, and Holmes considers some of the tensions which emerge when the theoretical assumptions behind distributed leadership are given practical effect – Prime Focus.View Abstract...