Contested notions of civics and citizenship education as national education in the Australian curriculum

Tudball, Libby & Henderson, Deborah J. (2014) Contested notions of civics and citizenship education as national education in the Australian curriculum. Curriculum and Teaching, 29(2), pp. 5-24.

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Abstract

Civics and Citizenship (CC) education is a contested concept and a learning area that creates curriculum and implementation challenges for schools in many nations. The current development of the first national curriculum to be implemented in Australia, the Australian Curriculum, provides a national opportunity for educators to rethink curriculum priorities and to decide on new emphases for learning in schools, in response to policy that emphasizes the importance of CC for all young Australians. In this paper, we discuss the contested notion of citizenship education as ‘national education’ in Australia, the development of this learning area and some challenges schools will encounter implementing CC in the Australian Curriculum.

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ID Code: 58608
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: civics and citizenship education, curriculum, national curriculum, national identity, curriculum policy, Australian curriculum
DOI: 10.7459/ct/29.2.02
ISSN: 2201-0602
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 James Nicholas Publishers, Melbourne, Australia.
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2014 22:00
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2015 03:50

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