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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Using school data to inform students' learning

Daniel Balacco

This article presents emergent findings about the effective use of data for informing teaching and learning at the system, school, class and learner levels. It draws on policy frameworks, inquiry processes and resources trialled in the Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS) in South Australia. DECS has used a range of learner achievement and multiple measures in order to understand what makes a difference in our preschools, schools and regions. From this evidence DECS is developing teacher-friendly information systems and professional learning resources as a way to help teachers and the leaders of schools and preschools to analyse and present data effectively, and use it to drive improvement.

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The power of music: its impact on intellectual, social and personal development

Susan Hallam

A literature review examines the effects of music instruction on the intellectual, social and personal development of young people – International Journal of Music Education.

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From ideal to practice and back again: beginning teachers teaching for social justice

Ruchi Agarwal, Shira Epstein, Rachel Oppenheim, et al.

The classroom approaches of three new teachers firmly committed to social justice perspectives are examined – Journal of Teacher Education.

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Drastic school turnaround strategies are risky

Jane L David

Drastic measures to improve struggling schools, such as wholesale dismissal of staff, have been found ineffective as strategies for reform – Educational Leadership.

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Seven essentials for project-based learning

John Larmer, John R Mergendoller

Unless projects are meaningful, engaging and challenging for students they may become just another form of 'busy work' – Educational Leadership.

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