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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Positive behaviour for learning in Western Sydney

Mary Mooney, Brenda Dobia, Katrina Barker, et al.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a school-wide behaviour initiative currently in use at a number of western Sydney schools. It employs a whole school systems approach to address problem behaviour and reduce its effects on student outcomes and on the school community as a whole. PBL encourages positive behaviour from students, which has been shown to improve their self-concept and motivation to learn.

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Expectations of successful female small school principals

Cheryl Cleary Gilbert, James  Skinner, Neil Dempster

A study examines the beliefs and needs of 12 new female principals at isolated rural schools in Queensland – Leading and Managing.

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Whither/wither STELLA?

Terry Hayes

A leader in English literacy teaching examines processes to develop teaching standards, including efforts to balance managerial regulatory needs of education systems with the developmental needs of the profession – English in Australia.

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One step at a time

Parry Graham, Bill Ferriter

Professional learning teams pass through characteristic stages as they shift focus from teaching to learning – JSD.

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History teaching and historical empathy

Deborah L. Cunningham

A study of four history teachers in English secondary schools finds that many factors beyond content knowledge contribute to teachers’ pedagogical practice – Theory and Research in Social Education.

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