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

Tracy Riley

Catch Up Literacy is a program for children who have experienced years of reading instruction but still have acute reading difficulties. It is a book-based, structured, one-to-one literacy intervention, addressed to both word recognition and language comprehension. The program is administered by teachers or teacher aides, after training from Catch Up Approved Trainers. Originating in Britain, Catch Up Literacy was piloted successfully at schools in New South Wales and Tasmania in 2009. Since then it has been applied at a number of schools in both states, where it is continuing to assist students in need. The program providers are now considering ways to make it more widely available in Australia. Catch Up Ltd is a newly established Australian not-for-profit charity working to address the problem of underachievement that has its roots in literacy and numeracy difficulties.

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Aligning professional learning, performance management and effective teaching

Peter Cole

The paper suggests ways in which schools can improve the alignment of teaching, professional learning and performance management – CSE Seminar Series.

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Leadership challenges in international schools in the Asia Pacific region

Moosung Lee, Philip Hallinger, Allan Walker

Researchers have investigated key issues facing the leaders of five IB schools in Asia, drawing implications for IB leaders elsewhere – International Journal of Leadership in Education.

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Inside the VCE's Chinese-Australian success story

Nick Dwyer, Vincent Lee, John McSwiney

The authors offer three perspectives on a partnership between a Victorian school and a school in Sichwan Province, China – Education Review.

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Opening doors for bilingual students

Amy Heineke, et al.

The authors suggest a range of ways to improve education for bilingual school students, based on research literature and their own experience as educators – Improving Schools.

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