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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Curriculum Leadership journal will not be published on 11 or 18 July 2008 due to term breaks in some jurisdictions. The next edition will appear 25 July 2008.

Maths – Why Not?


The Australian Government's Maths? Why Not? project has investigated the decline in student interest and enrolments in higher-level mathematics courses in the senior years of schooling and beyond. The project focused on perceptions and issues at the time of students’ formal decision making about senior school mathematics subjects at Year 10. The recommendations contained in the project's report are designed to assist schools, education authorities and universities respond to the issues identified by the research.

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Breaking the logjam on teacher 'value added'

Douglas N Harris

Researchers are debating the extent to which teachers' distinct contributions to student achievement can be measured – Education Week.

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Transforming students' motivation to learn

Carol S. Dweck

Students’ beliefs about intelligence impact powerfully on their learning, motivation and school achievement – Independent School.

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Trends in postcompulsory and tertiary science, Western Australia

Grady Venville

A leading science educator examines recent trends in Western Australia regarding students' attitudes towards the discipline, as well as enrolments in science courses at university level – Teaching Science.

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Teaching with historical thinking

Brad Burenheide

A conference discusses ways to teach historical understanding in depth, and to assess school history effectively – The History Teacher.

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