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).
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