Margaret Sankey, Susanne Rogers, Nikki Kirkland
In South Australia an innovative program of mentor teachers is providing school-level leadership for a State-wide thrust to improve literacy in the early years. Established in 2005, the mentoring program promotes professional learning and leadership in disadvantaged schools with three or more junior primary classes.
Australian education is 'awkwardly suspended between an industrial past and a post-industrial future', as norm-referenced grading clashes with the drive to lift performances of all students – Teacher
Daniel L Duke
Researchers need to dig deeper to identify the reasons why some struggling schools have been able to overcome their problems, and locate the subtle, informal, and localised ingredients of success – Phi Delta Kappan