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Civics and citizenship education in the national history curriculum : conducting the same music or rehearsing an incomplete tune?

Henderson, Deborah J. (2010) Civics and citizenship education in the national history curriculum : conducting the same music or rehearsing an incomplete tune? Social Educator, 28(1), pp. 18-26.

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Abstract

This paper raises some questions about teaching and teacher education in the social sciences in response to the decision to implement a national curriculum in Australia. In particular, it contends that the decision to focus on discipline-specific knowledge in the social sciences will not necessarily meet the hopes of the Melbourne Declaration and deliver a 21st century curriculum that prepares students for the future. In doing so, it suggests that social educators need to engage with the broader discourse and political context shaping the push for curriculum reform in Australia and makes reference to the marginalisation of civics and citizenship education in the latest draft of the Australian curriculum: History.

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ID Code: 38363
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: national history curriculum, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), social education, pre-service teacher education, civics and citizenship
ISSN: 1328-3480
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
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 > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
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: 2010 The Social Educator's Association of Australia (SEAA)
Copyright Statement: Contributions to The Social Educator become the property of SEAA unless otherwise negotiated by the author.
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2010 09:50
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:26

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