Daily Archives: October 2, 2007

Principals agree: cut out social subjects

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…

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Posted by on October 2, 2007 in 1950s, curriculum, reminiscences