Government announces Australian curriculum review

THE Federal Government confirmed it will launch of a review of the Australian curriculum.

Education Minister Christopher Pyne said the appointment of Professor Ken Wiltshire and Dr Kevin Donnelly to head the review was an important step on the path to a world-class national curriculum.

"The review will evaluate the robustness, independence and balance of the Australian curriculum by looking at both the development process and content," Mr Pyne said.

The review would help ensure the curriculum improves student outcomes as part of a focus on putting students first in the government's education policies, he said.

"I am confident Professor Wiltshire and Dr Donnelly will undertake a comprehensive review of the Australian curriculum with broad stakeholder consultation.

The move towards a nationally consistent curriculum was a step in the right direction but there was still more work to be done.

"We are committed to working with state and territory governments on implementing an Australian curriculum that is on par with the world's best," he said.

"We don't see the Australian Curriculum as a static document, but rather one that is gradually improved over time.

"All Australian students deserve access to a curriculum that encourages and fosters choice and diversity."

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