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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Career education in a primary school

Jenni Proctor
Over the last three years at Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School in Brisbane we have developed a Career Education program that is deeply embedded in our curriculum, and enhanced by an annual career awareness event. All of the career education in the school, with the exception of the annual event, is part of normal classroom teaching and learning. Units of work have been adapted for the program but the workload of teachers has not risen. Integrated Career Education is not another area of teaching and learning, but another layer of understanding. View Article...

History and VELS: making the connections

Michael Spurr
The new Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) offer the State's History teachers a chance to promote the whole-school value of their discipline, by showing its relevance across the curriculum – Agora. View Abstract...

Testing times

New Zealand's updated PAT Maths Test, now offering deeper analysis of student skills and new, time-saving reporting methods, will help teachers to address individual students' learning needs – New Zealand Education Gazette. View Abstract...

Creative connections

Stephanie Matthews, Jane Mitchell, Robin Ho
An arts framework developed in Western Australia aims to promote the value of arts in all-round development of students, and promises to be especially helpful to those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds – Teacher. View Abstract...

Can education policies veto positive male role models for boys?

Richard Fletcher
The author surveys the gender policy framework for schools over the last 30 years, and contends that the definitions of gender identities are limiting, if not defeating, efforts to address the needs of boys in education – The Boys in School Bulletin.View Abstract...

Annual Survey of Trends in Primary Education: survey of 2004

The UK National Foundation for Educational Research has released its Annual Survey of Trends in Primary Education – NFER Digest.View Abstract...