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AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM ARCHIVES: 2007

 

2007 JUNE 25

Australian History Curriculum Reference Group

The Australian History Curriculum Reference Group was appointed by the Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP on 25 June 2007 to continue the work that began at the Australian History Summit in August 2006.

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Some comments, views and responses:

2 March 2007 - Devil's in the details - SMH article

7 June 2007 - Historically, it's a puzzling decision - SMH

26 June 2007 - Expert barred from History Panel - SMH

29 June 2007 - No way for students to avoid Gallipoli - SMH

26 June 2007 - HTAA President's Media release

9 July 2007 - HTAA President's letter to Federal Minister for Education

11 September 2007 - Teachers 'shut out' of school history debate - The Age

12 September 2007 - HTAA President's letter to Julie Bishop & Stephen Smith

 

2007 OCTOBER 11

Guide to the Teaching of Australian History in Years 9 and 10

Prime minister John Howard announces the completetion of the "Guide to the Teaching of Australian History in Years 9 and 10" developed by the Australian History Curriculum Reference Group.The Guide aims to provide the rationale and objectives for the study of Australian history in Years 9 and 10 as a separate subject in schools across Australia.

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Some comments, views and responses:

11 October 2007 - PM's lesson - cash for history - SMH

11 October 2007 - Howard rewrites nation's history - The Australian

11 October 2007 - PM to make history compulsory - The Age

11 October 2007 - Must try harder - The Australian

11 October 2007 - Howard attacked over history plan - The Australian

12 October 2007 - Teachers united in mockery - SMH

13 October 2007 - Lessons of history teachers ignored - SMH

13 October 2007 - Raking over the past - The Australian

 

2007 DECEMBER

Federal Labor Government and National History Curriculum

December 3 2007 - Kevin Rudd was sworn in as the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, and Julia Gillard was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister.

National History Curriculum news since the change of federal government:

3 December 2007 - Gillard hot seat on history, work - The Australian

3 December 2007 - Gillard wants history back to basics - The Australian

4 December 2007 - Howard's legacy Lives on in new era - The Australian

 

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