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Finalising phase one of the Australian Curriculum

The Board of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) met on Tuesday 26 October and reviewed progress in finalising the curriculum up to year 10 in English, mathematics, science and history. Development began in 2008 with the preparation ...

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Requiem for a teacher

Several weeks ago, I joined a gathering of family and friends to say a last farewell to Michael. His adult working life was spent teaching high school history. Parents attended with their grown-up children, both generations having been taught by ...

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AITSL’s First Year

We also asked the hard questions: how is AITSL making its mark, how AITSL can make a difference and how AITSL’s governance arrangements and approach to consultation can support a truly national approach to promoting excellence in teaching and school ...

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The Arts Shape Paper

This paper describes what we want young people to have the opportunity to learn and experience in the Arts. The draft ‘Shape Paper: The Arts’ builds on an extensive consultation process. In May this year 180 arts experts and stakeholders ...

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An inclusive curriculum

Students in Australian classrooms have multiple, diverse and changing needs that are shaped by individual learning histories and abilities. Students with special education needs represent an extremely diverse subsection of the school population. The majority of students with special education ...

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Achieving the goal

For over two decades Australia has been moving towards a national approach to schooling, including a national curriculum. In 1989 all Education Ministers issued a set of common goals for schooling in Australia, expressed in their Hobart Declaration, and initiated ...

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Our own worst enemy?

Phase 2 of the AITSL online validation process for the revised Professional Standards for Teachers will be about half way through its three and a half week consultation period by the time this edition of Education Review is published. This ...

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Missing in action

Education For All (EFA) was proclaimed as a global issue in 1946 and was reaffirmed as one of the six Millennium Goals of the United Nations in 2000. Those who had no education and also those with poor education foundations ...

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