The apology, the Aboriginal dimension of Australian history and a national history curriculum : beginning a new chapter?
Henderson, Deborah J. (2008) The apology, the Aboriginal dimension of Australian history and a national history curriculum : beginning a new chapter? QHistory, December, pp. 8-22.
This paper argues that history teachers should draw upon some recent initiatives in 2008, such as the Apology of February 13, the announcement of a national history curriculum and the release of its framing paper, together with the Melbourne Declaration, to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Aboriginal dimension of Australian history in the classroom. It explores the epistemological and heuristic challenges involved in teaching about Indigenous History and links this to an examination of the History Wars. It also offers some potential strategies that might be used in inquiry units on aspects of Indigenous history in the classroom.
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
Repository Staff Only: item control page