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Crammed Australian Curriculum needs review, says Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek
Written on the 19 March 2014
QUEENSLAND’S Education Minister says concerns that there is too much to teach in the Australian Curriculum is a reason it needs to be reviewed.
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek confirmed yesterday that teachers had spoken to him about the issue.
His comments followed revelations in The Courier-Mail that the state’s two non-government school sectors would warn the Australian Curriculum review, which was in Brisbane, of the problem.
“Teachers tell me that in the early implementation, because it’s only been a couple of years, there literally has been too much to get through,” Mr Langbroek said. “That’s why we need to have it reviewed.”
In its submission to the review, Independent Schools Queensland warned teachers were being forced to rush children through lessons.
The Queensland Catholic Education Commission also raised similar concerns about the curriculum yesterday.