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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Consumer and financial literacy: implementing professional learning

Peter Cuzner

As the world wrestles with market volatility and waning economic confidence, a financial literacy strategy is being implemented throughout the Australian school system. The Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework includes detailed guides on topics such as budgeting, banking, credit cards, mobile phone plans and superannuation. The Framework, to be integrated into all K–10 curriculums, applies across English, Maths, Science, Civics and Citizenship and ICT.

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Teaching or service? The Teach for America program

Barbara Torre Veltri

A five-year qualitative study examines issues raised by TFA, a scheme to fast-track teacher training for recent graduates from non-teaching courses – Education and Urban Society.

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The principal's priority 1

Jean Johnson

Principals' opinions of instructional leadership are generally positive – Educational Leadership

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Why phonics teaching must change

Jeannine Herron

Phonics instruction must incorporate current understandings of children’s brain development by beginning with writing, not reading – Educational Leadership

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Shaping digital futures

Rosie Kerin

The benefits that ICT offers to English and literacy teaching will not be fully and equitably realised until several barriers are removed – Literacy Learning in the Middle Years.

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Screen no match for the page in education

Mark Bauerlein

Screen-based education has not significantly improved students' academic achievement, a fact which reflects the inherent limitations of the medium – The Australian.

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