Curriculum review set to reignite the ‘literacy wars’

Riddle, Stewart (2014) Curriculum review set to reignite the ‘literacy wars’. The Conversation, 15 January 2014. pp. 1-3.

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Kevin Donnelly, the conservative education critic who is set to review Australia’s national curriculum, has a long history of partisan criticism of teachers, teaching subject
associations, academics and the very curriculum he is tasked with reviewing. In particular, Donnelly has been vitriolic in his criticisms of the English curriculum. He
has claimed that it is driven by a leftist ideology, dumbed-down content and falling standards, which are due to the impacts of critical literacy, whole-language and a child-centred model of pedagogy. Donnelly has argued that the general capabilities, including literacy, undermine the

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 05:55
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 01:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: English, literacy, Australian Curriculum
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)

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