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An electronic journal for leaders in education
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Numeracy in practice: teaching, learning and using mathematics


The following article is adapted from the report produced by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The report is based on a focused literature search undertaken to identify and present findings from local and international research relevant to teaching, learning and using mathematics in the 21st century. It focuses on the characteristics of effective numeracy teaching and addresses key classroom issues including: what to teach, how to teach numeracy, how to cater for diversity and how to make best use of technology. The report also focuses on the ways in which the school and the community can support effective teaching of mathematics.

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Teachers' knowledge of algebra: content, pedagogy and technology

Sandra Richardson

A study promotes Year 8 mathematics teachers' use of technological pedagogical content knowledge in the teaching of algebra – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.

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A one-eyed look at classroom life

Bruce Johnson, Anna M Sullivan, David Williams

The authors review the promise and challenges involved in using ICT for qualitative classroom research – Issues in Educational Research.

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Learn the lingo to earn from Asia

Tim Lindsey

Wider knowledge of the region's languages is essential for Australia and demands a quantum leap in the resources allocated to Asian language education – The Australian.

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School principal expertise

James P. Spillane, Kathryn Weitz White, Jennifer L. Stephan

A study compares the problem-solving strategies used by expert principals to those of educators aspiring to principal positions – Leadership and Policy in Schools.

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