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ERIC Number: EJ1177417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-416X
Contested Notions of Civics and Citizenship Education as National Education in the "Australian Curriculum"
Tudball, Libby; Henderson, Deborah
Curriculum and Teaching, v29 n2 p5-24 Sep 2014
Civics and Citizenship (CC) education is a contested concept and a learning area that creates curriculum and implementation challenges for schools in many nations. The current development of the first national curriculum to be implemented in Australia, the "Australian Curriculum," provides a national opportunity for educators to rethink curriculum priorities and to decide on new emphases for learning in schools, in response to policy that emphasizes the importance of CC for all young Australians. In this paper, we discuss the contested notion of citizenship education as 'national education' in Australia, the development of this learning area and some challenges schools will encounter implementing CC in the "Australian Curriculum."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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