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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Powerful Teacher Education: Lessons from Exemplary Programs

Linda Darling-Hammond
Jossey-Bass,  2006

Powerful Teacher Education describes the strategies, goals, content and processes of seven highly successful and long-standing teacher education programs in the USA. In discussing the common features of these programs, Linda Darling-Hammond aims to demonstrate what outstanding teacher education models do and how they do it, and what their graduates accomplish as a result. Powerful Teacher Education also examines the policies, organisational features, resources and relationships that have enabled these programs to succeed. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Teacher training
Educational planning
United States of America (USA)

Transformations in Schooling: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

Kim Tolley

By the end of the twentieth century, formal schooling in many countries – once largely the privilege of elite males – had become more accessible to women, members of the working class and some minority ethnic groups. The essays in this edited volume explore the historical origins of this transformation in different social and political contexts, analysing struggles over schooling in Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, India, the United States and South Africa. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Education
Intercultural studies
Education philosophy

Why Shouldn't I Eat Junk Food?

Kate Knighton
Usborne,  2008

Why Shouldn't I Eat Junk Food? is designed to be a fun and informative guide to healthy eating. The book answers questions such as 'Why does junk food taste so good?', 'What are food additives?', 'What is processed food?' and 'Can I still eat burgers?' Also included are simple recipes for healthy snacks, ideas for taking more exercise, reading food labels, advertising and how food is grown. Adapted from publisher's description.

Key Learning Areas

Health and Physical Education

Subject Headings

Nutrition
Health
Health education

Healthy Start for Kids

Angela Rossmanith

Childhood obesity is regarded as one of Australia’s major health issues. The Healthy Start for Kids book project provides hints to help parents and children think about healthy living. The children's book is Try It, You Might Like It: Why grown-ups want you to eat and do this stuff. It is written in language that speaks to children's everyday lives and is presented in a clear and colourful style. The parents’ and carers’ book is 50 Great Tips for Healthy Kids. It contains simple messages for parents and carers that they can act on immediately, encompasssing Australia’s wide range of ethnic and religious backgrounds. All information was developed in conjunction with Dr Louise Baur from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s Weight Management department. Adapted from publisher's description.

Key Learning Areas

Health and Physical Education

Subject Headings

Health
Health education
Nutrition
Obesity

100 Frequently Asked Questions about Special Education: A Step-By-Step Guide for Educators

Roger Pierangelo

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Special Education is written in a practical style and discusses relevant information about the pre-referral process, Individual Education Programs (IEPs), eligibility for special education, procedural safeguards, annual reviews and evaluations, and transitions from school to adult life. It includes a glossary of terms that makes the complex language of special education more accessible for educators teaching students with disabilities. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Special education
Disabled

The CPD Co-Ordinator's Toolkit

Sue Kelly

This step-by-step guide is directed at newly appointed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) coordinators, and other staff with responsibility for CPD. It explains the requirements of the CPD coordinator role and includes a CD-ROM containing resources to help implement effective practice, such as a self-evaluation tool to identify areas needing action, a ready-made PowerPoint presentation to communicate the role, and a staff development planner. There is also guidance on how to observe colleagues for development, and how to conduct an exemplary induction program. Adapted from publisher's description.

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Subject Headings

Professional development