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Who's heading the Australian Curriculum review?

Posted by Garry Collins, AATE President on 6 May 2014

The following letter to the editor was submitted for the edition of The Australian of Tuesday 6 May 2014. It was, however, not selected for publication.

Has Professor Wiltshire been sacked?

The author information at the end of Kevin Donnelly’s most recent opinion piece on education unequivocally states that he “is heading the government’s review into the national curriculum” (“Better than Gonski, but wanting on funding model”, 5 May).

This will probably come as a surprise to Professor Kenneth Wiltshire who was also appointed by Minister Pyne to jointly conduct the review.

When I met with them in Adelaide recently to discuss my association’s submission to the review, it was  Professor Wiltshire who seemed to be taking the leading role.

Garry Collins
President, Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)

Author: Garry Collins, AATE President
About: Garry Collins is the Immediate Past President of ETAQ and began a 2 year term as AATE President on 1 January 2014. A retired high school English teacher, he now works in the School of Education at the University of Queensland as a sessional tutor in English curriculum courses.
Tags: Curriculum matters

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