National curriculum would marginalise children

Don’t quite know why we need overseas experts to tell us, but good to see someone at least taking the other viewpoint; that, far from being natural and inevitable, national curriculum might alienate (and marginalise) teachers and students.  Maybe, once again, it’s more politics than good education policy.

US Professor Michael Apple says:

“What you get is a formula for disaster – alienated students who are in boring didactic instruction, teachers who feel as if they’ve lost control and have become alienated themselves, many of the most creative teachers then leaving the profession.”

The full article from the ABC is HERE

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