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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Early childhood television in Australia

Patricia Edgar
Media expert Patricia Edgar describes issues surrounding her past efforts to set up an early childhood program for television. In doing so, she takes up themes from a keynote presentation by Professor Howard Gardner to the recent Future Minds Forum in Melbourne. She argues that television for children worldwide has become a negative force, delivering programs ‘of inconsequence with a commercial purpose’. She calls for an integrated approach to education, health and communication policy for children: current education policy 'does not deal with the media. I think it must, for the negative and powerful influence of the media in a free-market economy is too overpowering for parents and educators to contend with’. View Article...

Secondary teachers' responses to the new mathematics syllabus in NSW

Michael Cavanagh
A study identifies some of the factors that encourage or hinder teachers from accepting new methods in the maths classroom – Reflections. View Abstract...


Despite the intangibility of its associated rewards, maintenance is critical to the welfare of students, staff, and the school community – ISQ Briefings. View Abstract...

Take the leap

Amanda Swaney
Collaboration around issues of direct relevance to the classroom is the key to effective professional learning – Teacher.View Abstract...

Argument and developments in the science curriculum

Linda Baggot la Velle, Sibel Erduran
The How Science Works framework in England requires teachers to integrate a culture of discussion and debate into the science curriculum – School Science Review.View Abstract...