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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The Classmates teacher education initiative

Margaret Vickers, Tania  Ferfolja
Classmates is an initiative designed to prepare pre-service teachers for work in demanding, hard-to-staff schools. It is being trialled for the first time this year, as an option within the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). A collaboration between UWS and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, South Western Sydney region, Classmates involves intensive exposure to classroom teaching and school practices in the early stages of pre-service teacher education. View Article...

Teacher professional learning in an online community: the NQSF pilot

Nicky Carr, Dianne P. Chambers
Effective online learning communities for teachers and school leaders rest on supportive structures in schools and a culture of shared, critical reflection upon teaching practice – Technology, Pedagogy and Education. View Abstract...

Integrating primary science and elearning

Susan Rodrigues
A project in Scotland has helped primary science teachers use ICT to stimulate their students' thinking skills, and in the process developed their own approaches to teaching – Technology, Pedagogy and Education. View Abstract...

Historical perspectives on the practicum in teacher preparation

Malcolm Vick
Historical analysis of teacher training suggests that reformers in this area should be modest in their claims and expectations. We may be best served by relying on teacher educators’ own critiques and proposals – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.View Abstract...

Cinders in snow? Indigenous teacher identities in formation

Jo-Anne Reid, Ninetta Santoro
Indigenous teachers in Australia face significant pressures and challenges in defining their identity – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.View Abstract...