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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The Connected Classrooms Program in NSW

Sue Beveridge

The Connected Classrooms Program in NSW is providing staff and students in the state's public schools with new opportunities for collaborative learning. Using state-of-the-art technology available through the CCP, staff and students are gaining opportunities to obtain, create, collaborate and share knowledge in new ways. The CCP was introduced by the NSW State Government in 2007 and is now in its final year, a time when its benefits are starting to emerge. This article offers an overview of the program, describing the new ways of teaching and learning that it is now making possible in the NSW state system.

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The roles of policy makers and principals in increasing science teacher quality

Ji Shen, Libby Gerard,

A study examined the strategies used by policymakers and principals in California to improve science teacher quality and to overcome science teacher shortages – Journal of Science Teacher Education.

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Parental expectations and children's academic performance in sociocultural context

Yoko Yamamoto, Susan D. Holloway

A literature review examines the influence of parental expectations on student achievement across different ethnic groups  – Educational Psychology Review.

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Evaluating My School

Margaret Clark

The CEO of the Australian College of Educators assesses the My School website and its impact – Professional Educator.

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Working towards a 'world-class' curriculum

Alan Reid

The President-elect of the Australian College of Educators examines issues surrounding the introduction of the national curriculum – Professional Educator.

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