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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Our Plan 2006–2009

Teaching Australia 
This week Curriculum Leadership publishes the current strategic plan of Teaching Australia, the national body for the teaching profession. The plan outlines proposals for the development of standards for advanced teaching and for school leadership, and also for a national system for accreditation of pre-service teacher education programs. The plan supports national professional development activities for teachers, and describes the commitment of Teaching Australia to advocate for the profession and to promote teaching as a career. View Article...

National curriculum collaboration in senior secondary schooling

Geoff Masters
The senior secondary curriculum in Australia should reflect local contexts while also offering students equal access to the fundamental knowledge, principles and ideas that make up school subjects – Curriculum Perspectives. View Abstract...

Will national consistency raise curriculum quality?

John Graham, Roy Martin
Variations between education jurisdictions reflect their different histories and philosophies, and help to develop the quality of curriculum in Australia – Curriculum Perspectives. View Abstract...

What makes teacher professional development work?

Nate McCaughtry, Jeffrey Martin, Pamela Kulinna, Donetta J. Cothran
A study of the value of instructional resources in professional development for HPE teachers highlighted the importance of teachers’ emotional responses to change – Journal of In-service Education. View Abstract...

Putting life into history

Chris Edwards
Year 7–9 students in England have investigated media claims that children's respect for authority has declined, in a project that used the challenging methods of oral history research to advantage – Teaching History.View Abstract...

Characteristics of effective spelling instruction

Chris Edwards
A review has examined literature published over the past three decades on how to teach spelling – Reading Horizons.View Abstract...