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

Michelle Anderson, Christine Cawsey

Part of the Educational Leadership Dialogues series, this book explores how school principals can manage programs and practices to develop leadership potential in teachers at their school. It explains the theory behind the concept of educational leadership, illustrated through the story of a school much admired for its leadership development. Together, the research and the case study present a strong argument for the introduction of similar programs in schools throughout Australia. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

School leadership

Victorian School Design

DEECD,  2008

Students' learning outcomes are strongly influenced by their learning environments. The physical spaces in schools should be designed to complement the teaching and learning required for a modern curriculum. The Victorian School Design resource provides a selection of current designs that highlight various educational and architectural features. The links between curriculum, design and pedagogy are explored in the early chapters. Other topics include community use, ICT, and ecologically sustainable development. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

School buildings
Design
Victoria
School and community
Sustainable development
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Learning and Teaching Languages through Content: A Counterbalanced Approach

Roy Lyster

Based on a synthesis of classroom second language acquisition research, this book presents an updated perspective on integrating language and content in ways that engage second language learners with language across the curriculum. A range of instructional practices observed in immersion and content-based classrooms are highlighted, within an approach that integrates both content-based and form-focused instructional options. Adapted from publisher's description; also available via DA Direct.

Key Learning Areas

Languages

Subject Headings

Teaching and learning
Languages other than English (LOTE)
Language and languages
Curriculum planning

Project-Based Language Teaching with Technology

Robert Debski

This publication is part of the Teaching with New Technology series, which provides teachers, in particular ESL teachers, with practical strategies on the use of technology in the language classroom. The book targets collaborative, computer-assisted language learning in which students work together on projects. A variety of suggestions are provided in relation to planning lesson for collaborative learning, using electronic tools such as learning management systems, blogging and web searches. Adapted from review in English in Australia, Vol. 42 No. 3.

Key Learning Areas

English
Languages

Subject Headings

Language and languages
Technology

Multiliteracies and Diversity in Education: New Pedagogies for Expanding Landscapes

Annah Healey

Exploring multimodal communication as literacy education from a research platform, Multiliteracies and Diversity in Education combines analyses of the changes to communication and pedagogic practice with research-based activities for multiliteracies classroom projects. The book is designed to guide education students in developing their knowledge of productive planning and pedagogic shifts, and reveals ways in which all students are able to engage in designing lesson plans and programs involving new and traditional methods of reading and text construction. Adapted from publisher's description.

Key Learning Areas

English

Subject Headings

Literacy

Decentralisation and Privatisation in Education

Joseph Zajda
Springer,  2006

The book critically examines the overall interplay between privatisation, decentralisation and the role of government in education. It explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches used in the research on privatisation and decentralisation in education globally, drawing on recent studies of education systems in Canada, England, France, India, Indonesia and elsewhere. The ideological imperatives of privatisation and decentralisation are described, and the overall interplay between privatisation, decentralisation and the politics of education reforms and policy change is examined from an international perspective. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Privatisation
Education policy
Education research