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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Powerful learning: taking educational reform to scale

David Hopkins

Since the early 1980s much has been learned about how to improve individual schools, but successful efforts at systemic improvement have remained elusive. A modest contribution toward systemic improvement of schooling has been made by the Northern Metropolitan Region (NMR) of the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. In 2007 the NMR commenced an intervention called the Achievement Improvement Zones initiative. Since the inception of this reform, the region has seen significant improvements in students' academic results and the morale of school staff.

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The need for a new career architecture for Australia's teachers

Stephen Dinham

An effective, overarching system is needed for attracting, preparing, developing, recognising and rewarding teachers in Australia, and the management of these processes needs to be integrated with the procedures governing teachers' salary and career structures – MGSE Dean's Lecture.

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Top leadership teams and how to build them

Several obstacles need to be overcome to ensure the efficient functioning of leadership teams – ISQ Briefings.

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Electronic education: flipping the classroom

Online services such as KhanAcademy hold great promise for improving student learning, but require measures to assure teacher quality – The Economist.

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Professional collaboration in middle school mathematics

David Slavit, Anne Kennedy, Zach Lean, et al.

A group of middle year maths teachers work through the complexities of how to improve instructional practice and how to collaborate effectively in professional learning – Teacher Education Quarterly.

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