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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Growing Future Innovators: A New Approach to Learning Programs for Young People

Julie Robson, Luke Jaaniste

The Growing Future Innovators scoping study includes a detailed review of local, national and international policy relating to arts, education and innovation and case studies of innovative and best practice schools education programs delivered by 18 contemporary arts organisations in Australia and Britain. It also contains a set of recommendations for how contemporary arts organisations can work with schools to educate for innovation. Adapted from the publisher's description.

Key Learning Areas

The Arts

Subject Headings

Arts in education
Educational planning
Western Australia (WA)
Great Britain

Critical Literacy Boxes – Middle and Upper Primary

These Critical Literacy Boxes for middle and upper primary each consist of a collection of 10 novels accompanied by activities that focus on developing critical literacy skills. The Critical Literacy Activity Cards provide activities including analysing text structures, authors' purpose, symbolism, points of view and plots. The Critical Literacy Boxes contain 60 books – 6 copies of 10 paperback novels – as well as 6 copies of each Critical Literacy Activity Card with teacher notes and 10 answer cards. They are designed for independent reading or small-group work. Adapted from the publisher's description.

KLA

Subject Headings

Primary education
Early childhood education
Literacy

Curriculum and Assessment: A Narrative Approach

Robyn Ewing

Curriculum and Assessment uses a 'storylines' and narrative approach to provide students with an understanding of the practicalities of teaching curriculum. The author, drawing on her involvement in planning for the Australian Curriculum, uses stories as a way to cover the dynamic and shifting themes of curriculum and the issues that underly them. Adapted from the publisher's description.

KLA

Subject Headings

Curriculum planning
Curriculum studies
Assessment

Successful Science: An Evaluation of Science Education in England 2007–2010

The report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of science in primary and secondary schools and colleges in England that were inspected between 2007 and 2010. In schools that showed clear improvement in science subjects, more practical science lessons and development of the skills of scientific enquiry were key factors in promoting pupils' engagement, learning and progress. This report identifies outstanding teaching and provides recommendations on how to move from satisfactory to good or outstanding practice. Adapted from the publisher's description.

Key Learning Areas

Science

Subject Headings

Great Britain
Primary education
Secondary education
Science teaching
Science
Pedagogy

How Teachers Become Leaders: Learning from Practice and Research

Linda D. Friedrich, Ann Lieberman

This book looks at the process that teachers experience when they assume leadership positions in their school, district, state or writing project site. The text features vignettes by K–12 teachers, describing their individual leadership roles and experiences to show how teachers take charge in a variety of contexts. The authors identify four major themes: identity, collaboration, making conflict productive, and learning new practices. Chapters also examine what research indicates about these new and proliferating roles. Adapted from the publisher's description.

KLA

Subject Headings

Leadership

The Whole Child – Developmental Education for the Early Years

Patricia Weissman, Joanne Hendrick

This text embraces the emergent approach to fostering cognitive skills in children from birth through age eight. It provides a complete developmental approach to early childhood education, giving teachers the specific skills they need to teach the whole child – emotionally, socially, physically, creatively, and cognitively. The authors believe that physical and emotional health are fundamental to the well-being of children and provides practical methods and materials that address the entire individual, not just curriculum topics. While focusing on the five developmental ‘selves’ of children, it also places them in the context of contemporary family life and the multicultural world of today. The authors address how to meet expectations on schools in terms of standardised test results while remaining true to developmentally appropriate practice. Adapted from the publisher's description.

KLA

Subject Headings

Primary education
Child development
Children
Health
Family
Early childhood education