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Back to basics on national education
The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 2, 2010 | Sue Dunlevy and Bruce McDougall

Posted on 03/02/2010 4:23:10 AM PST by myknowledge

TEACHERS will be forced back to school to learn how to deliver the Federal Government's new national curriculum.

Experts who have designed the back-to-basics curriculum, which has heavy emphasis on grammar and phonics, said yesterday many teachers would have to be re-educated before they were competent to teach it from next year.

It is expected that primary school teachers will need training in basic grammar.

High school teachers for the first time will be required to teach literacy basics such as grammar and text types to children who may not have fully understood the concepts in primary school.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailytelegraph.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; education; kevinrudd; leftistschools; publicschools; rudducation

National curriculum, my a**.

No Australian would want Rudducation for his/her kids. It's so heavily laced with leftist ideology.

1 posted on 03/02/2010 4:23:10 AM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

is that a tin foil hat?


2 posted on 03/02/2010 4:49:05 AM PST by ari-freedom (Rush:Remember to put your faith in ideas and not people. People will always, always disappoint you!)
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To: ari-freedom

No, just a glittery hat made in class.


3 posted on 03/02/2010 4:50:08 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge
Launching the new draft curriculum in Canberra, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said it would teach children to read using word sounds or phonics, how to add up and subtract and the basics of grammar.

The fact that teachers cannot accomplish this without retraining says a great deal.

4 posted on 03/02/2010 4:52:11 AM PST by Tax-chick (Aw, CUSSWORDS!!!)
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