School studies review focuses on Australia’s own ancient history

A wide-ranging review of the Australian school curriculum has recommended broad revisions to what is taught to the nation’s primary and secondary students, including giving greater emphasis to First Nations culture.

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority has proposed removing references to Australia’s “Christian heritage”, and teaching that many people consider British settlement an invasion.

There could also be changes to the way technology and maths is taught.

Today on Please Explain, the Herald’s education editor Jordan Baker joins Tory Maguire to look at the reaction to these possible changes.

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