Monthly Archives: June 2008

From the national peak professional associations in English, History, Mathematics and Science Educating teachers…educating young Australians for the 21st century A statement on national curriculum from the national peak professional associations in English (Australian Association for the Teaching of English; AATE), History (History Teachers Association of Australia; HTAA), Mathematics (Australian […]

June 2008 – A statement on national curriculum

The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson MP, Leader of the Opposition: We Are Sorry Mr Speaker, members of this 42nd Parliament of Australia, visitors and all Australians. In rising to speak in support of this motion, I recognise the Ngunnawal, first peoples of this Canberra land. Today our nation crosses a […]

Stolen Generations – Historic Apology (Pt2)

Prime Minister of Australia – Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples I move: That today we honour the indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history. We reflect on their past mistreatment. We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were stolen generations – this […]

Stolen Generations – Historic Apology

The Rudd government’s appointment of Professor Barry McGaw as Chair of the new National Curriculum Board signals the beginning of a process that aims at the development of national courses, K-12, in four subject areas, English, mathematics, the sciences and history. While it seems that we are at the beginning […]

HTAA February 2008 Update