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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.

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Abstract

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.

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ID Code: 17843
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information:
Keywords: Indigenous history, Australian history, national history curriculum, history wars, culture wars, The Melbourne Declaration, The Apology
ISSN: 0729-154X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History (210301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Queensland History Teachers' Association
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2009 12:36
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:21

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