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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Report of the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy

Brendan Nelson
Australian Government Minister for Education, Science and Training
This week Curriculum Leadership publishes a media statement by Dr Brendan Nelson, Australian Government Minister for Education, on Teaching Reading, the newly released Report of the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy.

Key Learning Areas


Subject Headings

Educational planning
Educational evaluation
Education policy
Teaching and learning
Teacher evaluation
English language teaching

What is driving curriculum reform in Australia?

Michelle Bruniges
Chief Executive, ACT Department Education and Training
A number of social, political, cultural and educational developments are driving curriculum reform in Australia. They include global production processes, improved access to knowledge through ICT, the diversity of school communities, and increased demands on educational bodies to use data as a means to inform teaching and learning. We must preserve those aspects of curriculum that are fundamental to its quality, effectiveness and success, while also responding intelligently, flexibly, creatively and bravely to social change.

Subject Headings

Social justice
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Computers in society
Computer-based training
Economic trends
Education policy
Curriculum planning