Welcome to the Curriculum & Leadership Journal website.
To receive our fortnightly Email Alert,
please click on the blue menu item below.
Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
Follow us on twitter

Literacy demands of mathematics problems in the early years

Beryl Exley, Kieran Abel

Recent research undertaken at the Queensland University of Technology has investigated the wording and images used to depict mathematical problems posed in textbooks for students in the early years. Some of the wording called for literacy skills in advance of those required by Queensland's English syllabus for this age group. Some accompanying pictures also contained unhelpful ambiguities. The study drew on Michael Halliday’s work on functional grammar and other research to consider appropriate design principles for maths problems in the early years.

View Article...

The culture of learning

Kay Kimber, Nelwyn Wright, et al.

Professional development initiatives at five independent schools offer models for the creation of learning communities – Independence.

View Abstract...

School leadership models

William McKeith

Past models of school leadership can inform our understanding of principals' work today – Independence.

View Abstract...

Moving on from Year 12

Results of the Next Step survey of recently graduated Queensland Year 12 students are now available – ISQ Briefings.

View Abstract...

Punitive measures fail Aboriginal education needs

Larissa Behrendt

Evidence indicates that supportive measures are more effective than punishment in improving attendance and retention rates among Aboriginal students – Australian Teacher Magazine.

View Abstract...