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Abbott’s wild-goose chase for Marxists in the classroom

Abbott’s wild-goose chase for Marxists in the classroom

Tony Abbott says the school history curriculum is too left-leaning. But where's the evidence, asks Monash University history education researcher Anthony Taylor?

The history curriculum debate: back to the Howard future?

The history curriculum debate: back to the Howard future?

John Howard has reignited the history wars with his intervention last week into school curriculum. It's the ages-old debate that just doesn't ever go away.

Memo to Pyne: you’re reading the wrong history curriculum

Memo to Pyne: you’re reading the wrong history curriculum

When it comes to Christopher Pyne, lawyer, republican and politician, a couple of things. First, as a lawyer, it is always important to read documents carefully, writes Tony Taylor co-editor of the upcoming History Wars and the Classroom: Global Perspectives.

Our new curriculum and how deconstruction has ruined finger-painting

Our new curriculum and how deconstruction has ruined finger-painting

How great it is to see that Australian education is back on track with the new draft national curriculum -- national curriculum website offering many lessons in the correct (and incorrect) usage of the English language.

History written by committee

History written by committee

Teachers have been invited to join with hairdressers in deciding their futures by responding to the current draft of the national curriculum, writes Trevor Diogenes.

Lessons in history, brought to you by The Oz

Lessons in history, brought to you by The Oz

Left-wing appears to be being confused with sceptical. Scepticism is the basis of ALL inquiry, writes Trevor Diogenes.

Fixing the Federation Part 1: Education

Fixing the Federation Part 1: Education

In the first instalment in an occasional series on federal-state relations, Associate Professor Tony Taylor , author of the original history curriculum draft commissioned by the former Howard government, looks at the impact "new federalism" could have on education:

Howard’s history 2: absolutism wrestling the relativism

Howard’s history 2: absolutism wrestling the relativism

In an effort to spare fragile teen intellect from fragmented learnin', John Howard reckons that history can be taught as a clean and linear narrative, writes Helen Razer.

Howard’s history 1: OMG, is this a win for the left?

Howard’s history 1: OMG, is this a win for the left?

According to reports, the much awaited new history curriculum will be pretty similar to the way we've been teaching history before, writes Guy Rundle.

History is more than just recitative

History is more than just recitative

News that PM John Howard has been micro-managing the drafting of the new history curriculum (Crikey, yesterday) should come as no surprise.