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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Girls and ICT Survey: initial findings

Neil Anderson, Colin Lankshear, Lyn Courtney, Carolyn Timms
This article summarises some initial findings of the Girls and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey, which is seeking to identify factors that discourage female involvement in ICT. Initial findings suggest widespread misperception as to the opportunities ICT offers girls as a possible career path. Special ICT events, days and clubs were found to have a significant relationship with students’ plans to undertake ICT in their future study. Some of the usual reasons advanced for reduced numbers of girls taking these subjects, such as ‘There are too many boys in these subjects’ and ‘I don’t have much experience in using computers’, were not supported by the research. View Article...

Equity in maths: a multidimensional approach

Jo Boaler
Group work around complex and challenging tasks has produced striking results, academically and socially, in maths classes at a disadvanted multi-ethnic secondary school in the USA – Phi Delta Kappan. View Abstract...

Buying mathematics textbooks

Barbara J Reys, Robert E Reys
Schools need to look beyond publishers’ claims to find the most suitable texts for primary maths classes – Phi Delta Kappan. View Abstract...

Sustainability in school leadership

Kathy Lacey
The ‘incredible mental gymnastic task’ of sustainable, effective leadership requires school leaders to take a strategic approach to building their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual capacities – IARTV Seminar SeriesView Abstract...

What do Year 8 students know about New Zealand society?

Eleanor Hawe, Isabel Browne
A study finds that New Zealand students lack knowledge about many aspects of the country’s culture, ethnic groups, and system of law and government – set: Research Information for Teachers.View Abstract...