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The future of primary history

Many of our primary colleagues will be wondering what is going to happend to the primary curriculum now that the Rose review’s proposals are dead in the water. Last week’s announcement from the DFE spells it out.

 Ministers announced last June their decision not to proceed with the new primary curriculum proposed by the previous government, [...]

National Curriculum history Aussie style

We not alone in having problems defining what should be taught in our National Curriculum history course. Opposition to proposals in Australia seem very familiar.

 ”The history curriculum is piecemeal, tangential and oblique. It covers aspects of our society’s history without having to confess what the drafters must regard as an historical embarrassment – that we [...]