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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The next edition of Curriculum Leadership will be published 21 April 2006. We wish all our readers a happy and safe Easter break.

Improving the educational experiences of Aboriginal children

Special report 
This week Curriculum Leadership presents a summary of the latest volume in the Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey, which investigates the quality of schooling for Indigenous children in the State. It provides confronting evidence that the benefits of education remain poorly realised by the vast majority of Western Australian Aboriginal children. While there is a need to acknowledge individual commitment and localised success, the survey findings provide evidence of the need for change and a description of the challenges facing governments, educators, Aboriginal Australians and Australian society in providing educational opportunities for Aboriginal children and youth. View Article...

Preserving the profession

Terry Lovat
The key to improving teacher education lies in establishing more realistic resourcing levels rather than moving to a school-based model – EQ Australia. View Abstract...

Progress towards a national certificate

Jack Keating
The Credit Matrix developed by the Victorian Qualifications Authority offers a model of the kind of broad enabling framework that could achieve a more nationally consistent approach to certification at the senior secondary level – EQ Australia. View Abstract...

Towards a new approach to preparing History teachers

Thomas Fallace, Johann N Neem
There are prominent calls for school History to focus on a set of of core facts, but the most effective way to explore facts and ideas about the past is within a study of secondary historical sources – Theory and Research in Social Education.View Abstract...

Practitioner research in education: beyond celebration

Susan Groundwater-Smith, Nicole Mockler
Teachers' research should look beyond narrowly posed issues to examine the sources of problems in education, even if this means criticising current education policy – 2005 AARE conference.View Abstract...