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PM's speech proves history still has its lessons

Henderson, Deborah J. (2006) PM's speech proves history still has its lessons. The Australian, p. 16.

Abstract

This letter to the editor critiques the Prime Minsiter's Australia Day Speech 'A sense of balance: The Australian Achievement in 2006', in terms of his claims about the teaching of history in Australian schools. It makes references to the changes in history teaching in Australia during the past 30 years. In doing so, this letter defends current classroom practice that focuses on inquiry-based learning as relevant and worthwhile.

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ID Code: 3324
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Letters to the Editor: In dealing specifically on the critiques of the teaching of history in Australia, this letter is a subset of the broader debates about the state of education in Australia and the nature of history - particularly the claims that historians and history teachers have a 'black arm band view' of history (the history wars).
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Keywords: teaching history in Austraila, inquiry, based learning, rote learning, empire histories, students in classrooms, national and global histories, the history wars
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
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)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Deborah J. Henderson
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:30

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