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British teenagers visit Auschwitz on a school trip. Chris Radburn/PA Archive/

What countries teach children about the Holocaust varies hugely

As the world pauses to remember the Holocaust, it is important to at what children around the world are learning about the horrific events of 70 years ago and their aftermath. A recent research project…
The history curriculum review was supposed to be free from bias, but unfortunately that’s not the case. AAP

Pyne curriculum review prefers analysis-free myth to history

Education Minister Christopher Pyne launched his review of the Australian Curriculum last week and, as expected, the recommendations for the teaching of history left a lot to be desired. Stuck in its “Judeo-Christian…
Conservative governments in Australia and elsewhere have attempted to meddle with the curriculum to suit their own ideologies. Shutterstock

Australia is only one front in the history curriculum wars

The national history curriculum in Australia is under “review” by the conservative government. Those reviewing the curriculum have criticised what our kids learn in history class, saying there isn’t enough…
Teachers and curriculum officials have complained about the way the coalition government has tried to frame the teaching of history. AAP

Evidence-free beliefs: history in the hands of the Coalition

Back in January, Education Minister Christopher Pyne set up a contentious review of the national curriculum, to be led by two controversial appointees, ACU’s Kevin Donnelly and business academic Ken Wiltshire…
There’s more to history than kings and queens. wallg

School history exams shouldn’t just be a test of Britishness

The government has recently announced changes to the content of GCSE and A level history exams in England. As in previous reforms to the history curriculum, the documents set out the proportion of British…

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