Leading Mathematics Reform and the Lost Opportunity

Janeen Lamb


Queensland’s primary school teachers have experienced change in every Key
Learning Area in the last few years. This avalanche of curriculum reform is set to
continue as schools prepare for the imminent release of the Australian national
curriculum. This article reports on one school’s approach to dealing with this
avalanche of curriculum reform. Results indicate lost opportunity for curriculum
reform in mathematics as the Principal chose not to prioritise mathematics reform,
adopting a managerial or ‘power-over’ approach to school leadership.


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