Politics

May 31, 2006

Why indigenous culture should be taught in school

Aboriginal children should be prevented from learning about Indigenous culture at school because it hampers their mainstream education. As Rove might say, "What the?"This pa

Aboriginal children should be prevented from learning about Indigenous culture at school because it hampers their mainstream education. As Rove might say, “What the?”

This particular idea has been floated by Gary Johns, a former minister in the Keating government and now the president of the Bennelong Society, a conservative think-tank on Indigenous issues. The Age reported that Dr Johns said it was up to parents to teach culture. “For too long we have been in a dual world which says perhaps we can assist Aborigines to learn their own culture as well as our culture,” he said.

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