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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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What’s so different about multiliteracies?

Geoff Bull, Michele Anstey
In the media, the teaching of multiliteracies is often trivialised and caricatured: portrayed, for example, as the study of SMS text messaging in place of the plays of Shakespeare. For all their weaknesses, such arguments can still influence members of the public, most of whom do not have direct knowledge of the topic of multiliteracies from their own years at school. In this article we hope to provide a more rounded view of multiliteracies. We hope to demonstrate the value of this approach to students, and to describe ways that professional learning and development about multiliteracies can empower teachers. View Article...

Grouping students for success: achieving excellence with equity

A review of research on grouping students by ability level finds few benefits and many disadvantages in the practice overall, but some value in flexible use of within-class grouping for some subject areas – ISQ Briefings. View Abstract...

Against school-based teacher education

Andrew Harvey
There are decisive objections to the arguments used to justify school-based teacher education – Professional Educator. View Abstract...

Challenges new science teachers face

Elizabeth A. Davis, Debra Petish, Julie Smithey
A literature review has investigated the challenges faced by new and preservice science teachers in the USA, in a move to improve their retention rate in schools – Review of Educational Research.View Abstract...

A quality math curriculum in support of effective elementary school teaching

William Hook, John Hook, Wayne Bishop
The highly structured, standards-based approach used by leading mathematics nations has been successfully imported into the new Californian mathematics curriculum – Educational Studies in Mathematics.View Abstract...