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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Values education: what, how, why and what next?

John DeNobile, Erin Hogan

The last decade has seen a lot of work done in Australia to raise the profile of values education. The Values Education Good Practice Schools Project from 2005 to 2008 and the Values in Action Schools Project from 2008 to 2009 both investigated how values education can have positive, constructive influences on matters as wide-ranging as pedagogy, teacher–student relationships, and student wellbeing and social cohesion. The achievements of those national projects have already been documented through several reports; the current article describes some examples of the impact of these projects on students and schools that the authors have observed, then offers some directions and speculations about the future of values education in Australia.

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Points of entry

Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher

Teachers can assist students by offering access points to informational text – Educational Leadership.

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The complex process of teaching reading

Robyn Collins

The article reviews research on issues surrounding the teaching of reading – ISQ Briefings.

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Using guided inquiry in a year 3 classroom

Jodie Torrington

A year 3 teacher describes her collaboration with a teacher librarian to develop a guided inquiry approach within her classroom – Access.

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Investigating synergies between literacy, technology and classroom practice

Lisa Kervin, et al.

An Australian study has examined how the teaching and learning of literacy has been affected by the ‘digital revolution’ and the expansion of technological resources – Australian Journal of Language and Literacy.

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