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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Obedient servants

Bill Hannan

Bill Hannan joined the Victorian teaching service as a student teacher in 1949. As a high school teacher he was a leader of the Victorian Secondary Teachers Association. His recently published book The Best Of Times describes the turbulent expansion of secondary schooling in the 1960s. This week Curriculum Leadership republishes an excerpt which portrays the meaning of a school visit from the 'legendary figure' of one of the Department's District Inspectors. Publication of The Best Of Times has been sponsored by many former and present teachers and unionists.

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Schooling and teaching in a middle school reform project

Lyn Yates, Brenda Holt

An evaluation of a Year 9 program highlights the challenge of engaging middle years students within the traditional 'good school' – Australian Educational Researcher.

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Reforming schools: a case study of New Basics in a primary school

Robyn Jorgensen, Richard Niesche, Lynne Walsh

A school's ability to implement curriculum reforms depends more on its culture and values than on material support from the education system – International Journal of Leadership in Education.

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