The National Curriculum: A Critique

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24 January 2011

The National Curriculum: A Critique is the first in a series of monographs from the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program.

The legacy of Western Civilisation is rich, complex, and essential – the foundations on which Australia’s society and political system, and large swathes of our culture and history, have been built.

So why are  the basics of Western Civilisation absent from the national curriculum?

Edited by Chris Berg. With contributions from Richard Allsop, David Daintree, Julie Novak, Greg Melleuish, Barry Spurr, and Augusto Zimmermann.

For a taste of The National Curriculum: A Critique, read Chris Berg in the Sunday Age, “National Curriculum gets our history badly wrong” and David Daintree in The Australian, “Christianity has role in learning“.

The book was launched in Melbourne on the 31st of January by Hon. Christopher Pyne, Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training.

To buy a copy of the book, contact Rachel Guy at the Institute of Public Affairs on 03 9600 4744 or at [email protected].

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Rachel Guy

Rachel Guy is Deputy Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs and manages the IPA’s fundraising activities and its relationship with supporters. Rachel works with the IPA’s 4,200 members and donors to understand the issues that are most important to them and to communicate the IPA’s research in these areas. The best part of her job is getting to meet people and learn about how their life experiences have shaped their values and led them to be supporters of freedom and of the IPA. Rachel is particularly excited about the IPA’s Future of Freedom Program, which sees the IPA working with young people to share the values of liberty and democracy. Rachel started working at the IPA in 2011 and has held positions in administration, membership, and donor development before being appointed the IPA’s Director of Development in 2016. Before joining the IPA, Rachel studied a Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management at the University of South Australia. She made the move from her home town of Adelaide to Melbourne in 2011 and enjoys the vibrant lifestyle the city offers. In her free time, Rachel enjoys trying new restaurants, getting outside, and travelling overseas.

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