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The Crowded Curriculum

Posted by Lisa Hill on April 7, 2010


Back when Jeff Kennett was in power here in Victoria and schools were sinking under the weight of the then Curriculum and Standards Framework, I had an article published in The Canberra Times about offering flexible school hours and extending the time that children spend in school (with suitable additional remuneration for teachers, of course). 

Now with the new National Curriculum on its way, once again the issue of the Crowded Curriculum arises. See Annabel Astbury’s article in New Matilda here.

The way I see it, there is no other solution to the Crowded Curriculum except to extend the hours that schools are open, and make teaching and learning so attractive that children and teachers will be happy to be there.

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