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The writing’s on the wall

Monday, August 1 saw the long-delayed release of the draft NSW version of the new Australian English curriculum. Now sit back and watch the fights; not quite Tour de France, but it's always entertaining to watch argie-bargie over new English syllabi. Maybe I should get out more. The peak body's English Teachers Association (ETA) meeting on Friday, August 5 kicked off the feedback process, set to run until around October. Don Carter, chief inspector of English at the NSW Board of Studies, was calming everyone down by explaining just how similar the federal documents are to the old NSW syllabi.

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