Tony Abbott says the school history curriculum is too left-leaning. But where's the evidence, asks Monash University history education researcher Anthony Taylor?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Left-wing appears to be being confused with sceptical. Scepticism is the basis of ALL inquiry, writes Trevor Diogenes.
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:
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.
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.