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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Restoring the balance: putting the adolescent reading crisis in context


US academic Vicki Jacobs examines the definition of adolescent literacy and the ongoing question of who takes responsibility for literacy development beyond the primary grades. She suggests a developmental definition of literacy, emphasising how the skills required for effective reading change as students progress through school. She also argues that reading instruction in content classrooms must serve teachers' goals for teaching their particular content.

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Reading interventions and comprehension for older struggling readers

Meaghan S. Edmonds, Sharon Vaughn, Jade Wexler, et al.

Secondary students struggling with reading comprehension should be taught to reflect more strategically on how they deal with texts, according to the findings from a meta-analysis of reading studies – Review of Educational Research.

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The motivations of career change students in teacher education

Judy Williams, Helen J. Forgasz

A study of career change student-teachers in Victoria has examined their motivations to teach and their beliefs about their own attributes and capacities – Asia-Pacific Journal of Education.

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Fixing disadvantage in education

Raewyn Connell

A range of approaches can be applied to overcome educational inequities in Australian schooling – EQ Australia.

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Equity and quality in the early years

Susan Grieshaber

Equity of access to quality early childhood programs requires interventions to address poverty and cultural and linguistic disadvantage – Curriculum Perspectives.

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