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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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School to work: pathways for young Australians

Robyn Jorgensen
Secondary schools face twin challenges: to make curricula meaningful, purposeful and relevant for the 65% of students who currently do not intend to take a tertiary career; and to equip young people for employment in the modern economy by teaching them skills in short supply. A large-scale study conducted over 2003-2006 has examined school-to-work transition programs in urban, industrial and rural regions within the three mainland states of eastern Australia, exploring the benefits and difficulties of such pathways for students, schools and employers. View Article...

Syllabus analysis and post-school pathways

Rob Gilbert
A study has examined how well Queensland’s Years 11 and 12 syllabuses prepare students for post-school pathways, and raised more general issues about the current approach to the curriculum – AARE conference papers. View Abstract...

Accrediting teacher education

Rebecca Leech
Two key organisations are currently advancing alternative proposals for a national approach to the accreditation of teacher education courses – Teacher. View Abstract...

Competency-based learning: a new pathway of opportunity

Brian Sertori, Carmel Hempenstall
The high take-up rate of VET in recent years demonstrates the suitability of the competency-based approach to vocational training – Learning Matters.View Abstract...

Australian VET policy and the role of business and industry

Ian Cornford
VET is better taught through a common curriculum than a fragmented system of competencies and training packages – AARE conference papers.View Abstract...