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Curriculum is overcrowded, neglects national heritage: review

13 Oct 2014

There has been a mixed reaction to a review that has found the national school curriculum is 'overcrowded', and neglects the importance of western civilisation.

The review, which was commissioned by the Abbott Government, was conducted by conservative education commentator Kevin Donnelly and public administration professor Ken Wiltshire.

While it found that there is too much in the curriculum - particularly in the primary years - it also finds that there is too little focus on the nation's Judeo-Christian heritage.

Presented by Fran Kelly, with guest Dr Libby Tudball, member of the review's advisory panel on civics and citizenship, and senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education at Monash University.

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