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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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The fifth edition of Curriculum and Leadership Journal (iPad version) is now available.

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Engaging family and community in children's literacy education

Sharon Butler

Decades of research and practice show that when parents engage with their children’s learning, outcomes improve and schools perform better, irrespective of family income or student background. When bridges are built between families and schools, parents and teachers learn more about one another’s strengths, experiences and expectations for children and young people. Community organisations can play a pivotal role in facilitating the development of these bridges. 100 Story Building is one such organisation. It provides a range of literacy programs, within schools and at the organisation’s recently opened centre for young writers, located in Footscray, in Melbourne's west. Individual programs vary according to the age or cultural backgrounds of the children they target, or the specific literacies they are enhancing; however, all programs aim to increase engagement in learning and love of literacy. The programs provide an opportunity for children and young people to develop the creative voices they already possess, and to tell their stories in diverse ways, for example by creating short stories, comic zines, narrative films, radio plays, literary magazines and DIY worlds.

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The 10 biggest trends in ed tech

David Raths

Five experts offer views on 'what's hot and what's not' in ICT for education – THE Journal.

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Stress factors for secondary school teachers of mathematics and science

Tamjid Mujtaba, Michael Reiss

The article describes how three teachers have coped with the impact of stress – Oxford Review of Education.

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Practical strategies for teaching grammar

Annette Curnow

The author suggests a range of strategies for the teaching of grammar – Literacy Learning: the Middle Years.

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Geography and creativity: developing joyful and imaginative learners

Stephen Scoffham

The article discusses the nature and role of creativity in the learning process, and then examines its application to the teaching and learning of geography – Education 3-13.

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