Australian government applying inclusive school curriculum
The West Australian daily published on 01 reports that the Australian government is going to apply a national school curriculum, though opposed by the country’s Opposition. Australia’s Opposition education spokesperson Christopher Pyne terms the plan as an imminent national disaster. He belongs to the Liberal Party of Australia (LPA) while the prime minister belongs to the Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Pyne has accused the government of being tilted to the indigenous Australians by ignoring the British legacies. "We have a seemingly over-emphasis on indigenous culture and history and almost an entire blotting out of our British traditions and British heritage,” he says. According to Pyne, the newly proposed curriculum over-emphasizes aboriginal cultures.
However, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says that the new curriculum is a “back-to-basics” approach in the classroom. While more than 150 schools are going to use the curriculum on a trial basis, the prime minister gave assurances that the focus of the new curriculum was on the fundamentals skills such as grammar, learning to sound out words, punctuation and adding up.
The daily paper also reveals that the new national school curriculum aimed at enabling high school students to develop complex ideas and explore social issues of global and local concern in their written work.
Tags: Australia , School , Curriculum , Kevin Rudd , Opposition , Labor , Indigenous
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