Primary Education News

12 Oct '14

News School curriculum is overcrowded and neglects western heritage, review finds

Coalition commissioned report could reignite Australias history wars after recommending greater emphasis on morals, values and spirituality and the contribution of western civilisationAustralias national school curriculum is overcrowded and neglects the importance of western civilisation, an Abbott government-commissioned review has found.A report by the conservative education commentator Kevin Donnelly and the public administration professor Ken Wiltshire endorses the widely expressed concerns of teachers that the curriculum, particularly in the primary years, is too hefty. Continue reading...

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