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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Religion and the curriculum

Ted Witham
We educators regard the eight key learning areas in our curriculum frameworks as a given, and forget that it is an arbitrary list, an approximate attempt at headings for all we think children should learn at school. The article calls for more attention to the critical study of religion; both in natural inclusion in SOSE and as a ninth learning area. It is vital in the post 9/11 world to understand the faith and motivations of people next door or around the globe. Those people promoting a greater inclusion of religion in the school curriculum need to convince the community both that religion has a place in a public school curriculum, and also that it should be a separate learning area. View Article...

An Australian Certificate of Education?

Geoff N Masters
Practical steps can be taken to integrate assessment and certification between State and Territory education systems, at the post-compulsory level of schooling – Education Review. View Abstract...

The labour market for Australian teachers

Beth Webster, Mark Wooden, Gary N. Marks
The authors examine trends in teacher supply and demand, and suggest ways to attract and retain teachers in undersupplied categories – Making Schools Better conference. View Abstract...

Thinking big: a conceptual framework for the study of everything

Marion Brady
Brady asserts that it is time for educators and leaders to challenge the 'mile wide and inch deep' curriculum, and to introduce students to a 'seamless' and holistic understanding of knowledge, which is not proscribed by the artificial boundaries of academic disciplines – Phi Delta Kappan.View Abstract...

Let the show go on!

Catherine Fullerton, Beverley Moriarty, Patrick A. Danaher, Geoff Danaher
The Queensland School for Travelling Show Children was established in 2000. This article examines some of the particular challenges faced by the principal, Catherine Fullerton, in integrating the routines and demands of schooling with the equally unrelenting routines of the show community – Principal Matters.View Abstract...