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.
President, Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)
Essential English: Community of Practice 2021
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To assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E), a further session will be held on Saturday 20 November at John Paul College. The flyer gives further details. Registration will close on 14 November. ...
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