The Australian Curriculum Review And Arts Education

The release of the Australian Curriculum Review this month makes 30 key recommendations after receiving 1600 submissions.

The government appointed Professor Ken Wiltshire AO and Dr Kevin Donnelly to conduct an independent review of the Australian Curriculum. Their report suggests that music and visual arts be mandatory to Year 10, but that drama, dance and media arts should be optional or integrated.

Not surprisingly, there has been a range of responses from politicians, arts companies and educators.

Click here for links to the review and the initial government response.

Click here for Michael Anderson’s view on The Drum– “Why this elitist attack on arts education is wrong” and Matthew Knott’s analysis in the Sydney Morning Herald – “Review blasts patronising, vague arts curriculum.”


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