The Australian Curriculum: Continuing the national conversation

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Title The Australian Curriculum: Continuing the national conversation
Author Atweh, Bill; Singh, Parlo
Journal Name Australian Journal of Education
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Council of Educational Research
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to identify some key areas of the Australian Curriculum that remain sites of struggle and contestation. We propose that there remain a number of contentious points in relation to the national curriculum. These points relate variously to the content and form of the curricular documents; assumptions about knowledge, learning, teaching and assessment; questions about the aims and rationale of these documents; and whether the documents address wider economic, cultural and technological changes. These points set the scene for a continuation of the conversation about the national curriculum and provide a framework for considering the issues raised in the remaining five articles in this Special Issue on the Australian curriculum.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Australian Council for Educational Research. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in Australian Journal of Education. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in Australian Journal of Education in Vol. 55(3), published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
Volume 55
Issue Number 3
Page from 189
Page to 196
ISSN 0004-9441
Date Accessioned 2012-02-09
Date Available 2012-07-24T22:26:48Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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