Seeing this in today’s Sydney Morning Herald I had to laugh.
PRIMARY school curriculums have too many subjects and schools are too underfunded to meet standard requirements for English, maths and science, a national study of principals has found.
The study underpins Australia’s first primary school charter endorsed by principals who want the educational focus put back on literacy, numeracy and science.
However, a proposal to include stand-alone history in that list was yesterday replaced with a subject called Social Education, a mix of history, geography, and environmental and cultural studies.
The change raised concerns from the federal Education Minister, Julie Bishop, who said history should be taught as a distinct subject…