The National Curriculum: A Critique

by Institute of Public Affairs on January 24, 2011

The National Curriculum: A Critique is the first in a series of monographs from the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program.

The legacy of Western Civilisation is rich, complex, and essential – the foundations on which Australia’s society and political system, and large swathes of our culture and history, have been built.

So why are  the basics of Western Civilisation absent from the national curriculum?

Edited by Chris Berg. With contributions from Richard Allsop, David Daintree, Julie Novak, Greg Melleuish, Barry Spurr, and Augusto Zimmermann.

For a taste of The National Curriculum: A Critique, read Chris Berg in the Sunday Age, “National Curriculum gets our history badly wrong” and David Daintree in The Australian, “Christianity has role in learning“.

The book is being launched in Melbourne on the 31st of January by Hon. Christopher Pyne, Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training. Click here for details and to RSVP.

To buy a copy of the book, contact Rachel Leigh at the Institute of Public Affairs on 03 9600 4744 or at [email protected].

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