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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Quality leadership in Australian schools

Teaching Australia 
This week Curriculum Leadership publishes the second of two edited extracts from Teaching and leading for quality Australian schools, a report commissioned by Teaching Australia. Quality leadership in schools provides direction, involves a process of influence with intention, and is value-based and vision-driven. There is conclusive evidence that principals have a salient but indirect effect on student outcomes through the goals they establish and the quality of the learning environment they foster. However, while it is common to equate leadership with principals and faculty heads, the research reviewed in this report recognises the variety of leadership roles within a school. View Article...

Vocabulary: questions from the classroom

Camille L Z  Blachowicz, Peter J L Fisher , Donna Ogle, Susan Watts-Tafe
The authors describe research on vocabulary instruction, examining a range of issues in teaching practice and student learning – Reading Research Quarterly. View Abstract...

Differentiation: lessons from master teachers

Differentiated and 'one-size-fits-all' classrooms are more similar than many teachers realise – Educational Leadership. View Abstract...

A new discourse for teacher professionalism: Ramsey, standards and accountability

Di Bloomfield
The ‘new work order’ of individual teacher professionalism risks compromising teaching quality, and concealing the mechanisms of centralised control – AARE Conference Papers.View Abstract...

The silencing of girls' talk: student perception or reality?

Sally Godinho
Analysis of boys’ and girls’ linguistic behaviour in small group discussions demonstrates how the techniques some boys employ to dominate discussion can be damaging to all students of both gender – AARE Conference Papers.View Abstract...