Tag Archive: education

Education Scholarships and the Indonesian Australian Relationship

Anna Kent

Deakin University

The following essay addresses two of three key questions presenters at a recent Australian Policy History Network event, focused on Historical perspectives on current policy challenges.

How would you see the specific focus of your research fitting within a longer-term pattern or process Read more »

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The Value and Utility of History and the Challenge of the New Curriculum

by Rashna Taraporewalla, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Queensland


Executive summary

  • The elevation of History to the position of one of four fundamental academic domains underpinning the new National Curriculum responds to a view iterated in public discourse in recent years that history has both value and utility for Read more »

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Australia’s New National Curriculum and the Future of History

by Tony Joel, School of History, Heritage and Society, Deakin University

Executive summary

  • This article looks at Australia’s new “world-leading” national curriculum, which is scheduled for implementation from next year, specifically from the point of view of how it will impact on the teaching and learning of History in our primary Read more »

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Addressing the Challenges of the National Curriculum

by Nathan Wise, School of Humanities, University of New England (UNE)

Now that the Federal election is over, and despite the uncertainty that a hung parliament presents, the outcome for the National Curriculum will be unchanged as both major parties support its implementation. Nonetheless, the Australian National Curriculum in History still poses a Read more »

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Diversity and Excellence: Prompts from the History of the Tertiary Education Sector

by Francesca Beddie, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)


Executive summary

  • Debates arising out of the Martin Committee’s inquiry into the future of tertiary education in the 1960s prompt the question: will the present target to have 40 per cent of all 25-34 year olds with at least a bachelor Read more »

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