Book Chapter

Australia and New Zealand

Margaret Robertson, John Morgan, Jeana Kriewaldt

International Perspectives on Geographical Education | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2017

Abstract

In the past decade Australia and New Zealand have actively engaged in the process of mapping their national curriculum documents against international comparisons. In Australia, the federal system of distributed responsibility for schooling and curriculum administration is regulated by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in collaboration with all states and territory Ministers of Education. In New Zealand the Ministry of Education sets and regulates National Standards. Both nations embrace sets of standards for years 1–10. For geography education this means implementing modules, which are designed to enhance geographical knowledge and understanding, geograph..

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