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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The post-compulsory curriculum, WA

Dominic Burgio
The proposed new courses of study for Years 11 and 12 in Western Australia have come under heavy challenge in the media, and are now going through a process of revision. However, as a school principal I would like to support the thrust of the proposed reforms. At the moment, students come out with a percentage grade. That doesn't tell students, parents or employers what the students do or don't know, or can or can't do. By contrast, the assessment used with the courses of study would demonstrate student achievement. The current system is more than 50 years old and does not reflect current thinking on teaching and student learning. View Article...

Retaining effective early career teachers

Sandy Schuck
The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has commenced a new and important study into teacher retention. The study will explore the experiences of early career teachers, with findings set to inform teacher recruitment and retention strategies. View Article...

Schools and the Internet: can the law help?

John Bednall
There should be laws against misuse of Internet technology, but students' access to online content should be left to the management of schools and parents – Independence View Abstract...

Teaching literacy: a teacher-educator's response

Lyn Wilkinson
The report of the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy focuses on reading rather than literacy, and over-emphasises the role of phonics instruction in children's acquisition of literacy skills – TeacherView Abstract...

The IB, social justice and school marketing

Kay Whitehead
South Australian schools are offering the International Baccalaureate to gain competitive advantage in the education market rather than promote international understanding – 2005 AARE Conference.View Abstract...