A range of Web-enabled programs allow users to interact online, sharing material and meeting other users. The new technology raises important issues for educators due to its potential educational value, concerns about potential dangers for young people and the sheer extent to which this technology is permeating modern social life. The article provides background to 'social software' technologies, and describes some of the discussion around them at education.au's Generation MySpace
seminar in August this year.
A researcher and principal in the USA considers the relationship between management of a school and instructional leadership – ACER Research Conference
Lawrence C Ingvarson, Michelle Anderson
The paper describes issues involved in setting standards for school leadership and current thinking about how standards should be implemented – ACER Research Conference