Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a communal blindness in our history education

Ritchie, Jon 2010, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a communal blindness in our history education, Australian policy and history, pp. 1-2.

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Title Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a communal blindness in our history education
Author(s) Ritchie, Jon
Source title Australian policy and history
Publisher Australian Policy and History Network
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Publication date 2010-03
Start page 1
End page 2
Total pages 2
Keyword(s) history
education policy
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Summary The teaching of history to Australians has been under the spotlight in recent years as experts, commentators, and politicians vie for command of the uses to be made of the past. This was very evident in the — one hopes — now concluded ‘history wars’ of the last decade or so. But the old warriors are oiling their rusty swords in preparation for what may be yet another battle, perhaps one that will be particularly bloody in this election year. The field for this battle will be broadly centred on the new national history curriculum, being developed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment, and Reporting Agency (ACARA).
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
210313 Pacific History (excl New Zealand and Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category M.1 Media article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054768

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