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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)

Mark Bauerlein

The internet, email, blogs and interactive online games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware and intellectually sophisticated children. However, the technology that was supposed to make young adults more astute, diversify their tastes and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. The Dumbest Generation is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its consequences for culture and democracy. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Computers in society
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Thought and thinking
Literacy
Children
Adolescents
Students
Social life and customs
United States of America (USA)

Educational Psychology: Australasian Edition

Anita Woolfolk, Kay Margetts, Sally Godinho, Erica Frydenberg, Joseph Lo Bianco, Elizabeth Freeman, John Munro

Educational Psychology (Australasian edition) is an adaptation of the American edition of Educational Psychology by Anita Woolfolk. The Australian author team have updated this text with Australasian perspectives and applications using the work of Australasian researchers and teachers. The Australasian edition continues to emphasise the educational implications and applications of child development, cognitive science, learning and teaching. Recurring themes throughout the text include ideas about education; social and sociocultural aspects of education; schools, families and community; development, learning and curriculum; and effective teaching. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Psychology of learning
Education
Psychology

Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classroom, 5th edn

Donna E. Alvermann, Stephen Phelps, Victoria Ridgeway
Allyn & Bacon,  2006

The fifth edition of this text includes up-to-date information on addressing the literacy needs of English learners and a culturally diverse student population. New frameworks for reading and writing instruction are incorporated, including a sociocultural perspective on teaching and learning and insights from the New Literacies. The new edition incorporates more classroom-tested and research-based teaching and learning strategies to use in all core areas (maths, science, English/language arts, social sciences). In addition, current trends in technology and multimedia and ideas for increasing students’ motivation are discussed. Adapted from publisher's description; also available via DA Direct.

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Subject Headings

Reading
Literacy

Informing Transitions in the Early Years

Aline-Wendy Dunlop, Hilary Fabian

This book explores early transitions from a variety of international perspectives. Each chapter is informed by research and makes recommendations on how education professionals can better understand and support transitions in the early years. Contributors examine issues such as parental involvement in the transition to school, children's voices on the transition to primary school and the construction of identity in the early years. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Early childhood education
Transitions in schooling

ICT in the Early Years

Mary Hayes, David Whitebread
McGraw Hill,  2007

ICT in the Early Years considers the potential of ICT to provide opportunities for young children to learn through playful and creative activities, examining research and practice in relation to the educational uses of ICT with young children. The book raises important issues about teaching in the early years using ICT, such as giving pupils control, cooperative working, access and assessment. It also provides practical ideas for early years teachers. Emphasis is placed on creative and playful aspects of ICT with the child as an active agent authoring, experimenting and creating, rather than passively receiving. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Early childhood education

Studying Your Own School: An Educator's Guide to Practitioner Action Research, 2nd edn

Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn G. Herr, Ann Nihlen
Corwin Press,  2007

Since the publication of the first edition of Studying Your Own School, practitioner action research has become an established professional development practice in schools and teacher education programs. While the fundamentals of practitioner action research have not changed, the challenges of large-scale reform have dramatically altered the context of teaching. This revised edition includes the latest investigative methods and reflects the current educational environment. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Schools
Education research