The Australian Curriculum: Continuing the national conversation
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The purpose of this paper is to identify some key areas of the Australian Curriculum that remain sites of struggle and contestation. We propose that there remain a number of contentious points in relation to the national curriculum. These points relate variously to the content and form of the curricular documents; assumptions about knowledge, learning, teaching and assessment; questions about the aims and rationale of these documents; and whether the documents address wider economic, cultural and technological changes. These points set the scene for a continuation of the conversation about the national curriculum and provide a framework for considering the issues raised in the remaining five articles in this Special Issue on the Australian curriculum.
Australian Journal of Education
Copyright 2011 Australian Council for Educational Research. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in Australian Journal of Education. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in Australian Journal of Education in Vol. 55(3), published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development