Journal article

English in Australia

Frances Christie

RELC Journal | SAGE Publications | Published : 2003

Abstract

Given the federal structure in Australia, there is no national curriculum in English. Instead, the various states are responsible for school education, including English education. However, events over the last half century at least have caused the federal government to assume an increasing amount of power in the provision of education. Broadly two themes emerge from a review of English curricula in Australia over the last 40 years or so. One has involved significant changes in the manner in which the content of subject English has been conceived. The other has been the increased power and influence the federal government has come to exercise in the provision of English programs. Nowadays, '..

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