The newly proposed curriculum faces severe criticism to remove the history of the Western world and democracy.

Newly proposed changes to the Australian curriculum that remove references to Australian democracy and Christian heritage have been strongly criticized by experts and educators, and the proposed changes are “fundamental left.” Some people call it.

The Australian Curriculum, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (ACARA) yesterday unveiled a proposal to increase the amount of content on indigenous culture, history and perspectives throughout the Australian curriculum.

Bella Doublera, director of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) Western Civilization Program Foundation, called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reject the “fundamental” new curriculum.

“ACARA’s extreme proposal will completely remove all references to freedom given to us through the values ​​and institutions of Christianity, ancient Greece, and Western civilization.” Doublera said.. “This is the basic knowledge to teach all Australian school children.”

Under the proposed changes, the term aggression was used when students were taught about the history of First Fleet and European colonization, and in the ninth year students were “invaded by Europeans, colonized, of land. Learn to analyze the effects of disposal About the indigenous peoples of Australia. “

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Education Minister Alan Tudge was concerned about some of the proposed changes.

He said he didn’t want students to be activists, he just wanted them to tell the truth.

“I think we should respect the history of indigenous peoples and teach them well.” He told sky news.. “Similarly, it should not come at the expense of disgraceful our Western heritage that made us today a liberal democracy.”

Historian Geoffrey Blainey has the same feelings as Tudge, saying that indigenous history should not be taught at the expense of classical and Western civilization.

“Ancient Rome certainly did at least as much as Uluru to shape modern Australian thinking and lifestyle,” says Brennie. Said Australian person.

However, Mr. Doublera said the change could mean that students may be learning historical lies, and indigenous peoples have a sophisticated political, economic and social organizational system. He said he could tell the history of the untrustworthy “Dark Emu” version that he said he had. Abrella said.

He added that the proposed changes meant that 8th grade students would not be taught about the basic freedoms that would allow them to participate in Australian democracy, such as freedom of speech, association and religion.

Instead, high school students are taught to participate in democracy through “use of lobby groups,” “independent positions,” and “direct action.”

“This allows children to learn our freedom of democracy and turns them into political activists,” she said.

Meanwhile, indigenous supporters welcome the proposal, saying it has driven change for decades.

Haley McQuire, Coordinator of the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, said: SBS News She was “ecstatic” about what was happening.

“Not just reconciliation, this is really about justice. Telling the truth about history and really rooting young people in the foundations of this country is essential for our future,” McQuia said.

Proposal of “confused” math curriculum

The new curriculum will also delay teaching children how to teach multiplication tables of time and basic multiplication by one year.

“They say that multiplication tables should be taught in fourth grade, not third grade. I’m not sure about that,” Tudge said. “I want to see the standards go up, not go down.”

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Kindergarten students are working on May 25, 2020 at the Annandale Public School in Sydney, Australia. (AAP Image / Joel Carrett)

“I’m good at knowing the rules of mathematics, but I’m not good at understanding the reasons for those rules,” said David de Carvalho, CEO of ACARA. He wanted the kids to understand the principles behind multiplication before reciting the table.

Glenn Fahey, a researcher in education policy at the Center for Independent Studies, told The Daily Telegraph that memorization is “very clear” for mathematics and spelling.

“Some educators are reluctant to use these techniques because they find it boring for their students.” He said.. “But this material is needed as the basis for some interesting exploratory topics.”