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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Getting good teachers into challenging schools

Suzanne Rice

Getting more of the best teachers into disadvantaged schools is important for advancing educational equity. A study at the University of Melbourne has examined how highly effective teachers decide which schools to work in. The study found that these teachers tend to apply some distinctive criteria in deciding where to base themselves. The results suggest some additional ways in which education systems may be able to get a greater proportion of very effective teachers working in the most challenging settings.

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Whither history teaching?

Peter Job

School history is a powerful way to develop students' thinking skills, if it allows studies in depth rather than a dash through facts and events – Agora.

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A pathway to literacy

Wendy Baarda

Declining literacy standards in the remote NT Indigenous communities must be addressed through community education programs – The Age: Education.

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School mental health promotion

Louise Rowling

MindMatters has demonstrated the value of a whole-school approach to mental health – Health Promotion Journal of Australia.

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CAS and the maths curriculum

Andrew Tideswell

A pilot study in New Zealand secondary schools is examining the potential of Computer Algebra Systems to improve maths teaching – New Zealand Mathematics Magazine.

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