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English teaching in Australia fails the test


When Alice in Wonderland cried “curiouser and curiouser” she could have been describing what passes for English teaching in the national curriculum and official classroom resources. As Justine Ferrari reports, (High-school classes go for pop culture, Monday) students are now expected to “create an artwork from trash, play the logo quiz, study car and perfume … Continue reading

Australia risks losing specialist teachers in English, maths, history and other subjects


The focus on generic skills in Australia‘s new national curriculum risks breeding a profession of general-capabilities educators rather than teachers of specialist subjects such as history, English or maths. Former president of the national History Teachers Association Paul Kiem – who has written about school history in a collection of essays, Australian History Now, launched … Continue reading

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