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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Elaborating a model of learning to teach mathematical inquiry

Katie Makar
To help students manage a complex and uncertain world, maths teachers must develop experience in the use of inquiry-based learning. Evidence indicates, however, that teachers’ initial experiences in using this approach are often very challenging and frustrating, as it demands not only a strong grasp of content knowledge but also a willingness to change traditional mindsets about the discipline. A new study involving the University of Queensland and two primary schools aims to provide a realistic vision of how expert teachers can engage students in this form of learning. View Article...

Beginning reading materials

Heidi Anne Mesmer
A US study finds that K-3 teachers select their students' reading materials mainly to suit particular instructional purposes – Journal of Literacy Research. View Abstract...

Keeping your Headship, when others all around you are losing theirs

Rod Kefford
Employment contracts between Independent schools' boards and newly appointed principals must clearly state how a head’s performance will be appraised, and how disputes will be managed – Independence. View Abstract...

Honey, I shrunk the library

Karen Brooks
School librarians can use students' interest in popular, screen-based culture to attract them to reading more books, to develop the literacy skills they will need in adult life, and to make the school library more inviting to them – Access.View Abstract...

Teacher librarians and school leadership

Cheryl O'Connor
School librarians should be conscious that they possess a range of qualities that equip them for positions in school leadership – Access.View Abstract...