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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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ICT, new technologies and education

Independent Schools Queensland 

Despite the increasing pervasiveness of technology, soon to be even further increased by recent Australian Government initiatives in Australia, there is still some debate about the best way to use technology to transform educational achievement. This article presents research on the effectiveness of technology commonly used in Australian classrooms, and describes some of the new technologies that are likely to transform education forever.

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Teaching disciplinary literacy to adolescents

Timothy Shanahan, Cynthia Shanahan

Experts in chemistry, maths and history consider ways that subject-based educators can teach reading skills relevant to their discipline – Harvard Educational Review.

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Adolescent literacy

Vicki A Jacobs

Students need to become fluent and automatic readers in primary school if they are to manage subject-specific texts at secondary level – Harvard Educational Review.

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Professional learning for teachers

Australian College of Educators 

The ACE draws a range of conclusions from its extensive work around teacher professional learning – Submission to teacher professional learning inquiry.

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Effective strategies for teacher professional learning

Peter Cole

Teacher professional learning is most effective when based in schools, once a supportive culture has been established – Submission to teacher professional learning inquiry.

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