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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Please note that owing to school term breaks there will be no editions of Curriculum Leadership on 1 and 8 July 2005. The next edition will appear on 15 July 2005.

Assessing scientific literacy nationally

Gayl O'Connor

Science literacy enables citizens to understand and apply scientific concepts in relation to real-world contexts and problems. It allows them to question the assertions of others, establish evidence for themselves, and come to their own decisions in relation to scientific issues. The science literacy of Year 6 students is being evaluated as part of the National Assessment Program, which conducts sample assessments every three years to monitor progress toward the National Goals of Schooling endorsed by MCEETYA in 1999.

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Clustered for success in New Zealand

A school cluster in Auckland has made important breakthroughs in applying ICT to the needs of gifted and talented students – New Zealand Education Gazette. View Abstract...

Factors retarding digital teaching

Robert Brumfield
A US report has examined the use of electronic resources by high school teachers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject areas – eSchoolnews. View Abstract...

Learning as a means to achieve social goals

Jennifer Archer
A study in Newcastle, New South Wales, has examined a range of factors influencing the motivation of public and private secondary students in maths and science classes – 2004 AARE conference. View Abstract...

Does ‘research based’ mean ‘value neutral’?

David J Ferrero
Much of the difficulty involved in achieving agreement between educators can be traced to their values-based reactions to educational models. Recognising this is the first step to acknowledging the underlying pluralist consensus shared by all educators in democratic societies, which provides the basis for negotiation and debate in learning communities – Phi Delta Kappan.View Abstract...

Teaching principals

Kent Peterson, Shelby Cosner
While the best kind of professional development occurs in the workplace, the authors of this article argue that, because of the nature of principals’ work, on-the-job learning needs to be facilitated by additional measures – JSD.View Abstract...