Currently in Australia a process is underway to establish a new national curriculum for schools. State curriculums are being replaced by one uniform national curriculum – a process that will result in one of the greatest shifts in education delivery in the history of Australia. This process is being guided and run by the recently formed Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and follows the issuing of "The Melbourne Declaration" in December 2008.
Some criticism has been levelled at the history component of the new Australian curriculum that it presents an unbalanced view of Australian and world history and events. A document that is receiving praise and good reviews is a curriculum document published and promoted by the privately funded Curriculum Corporation of Australia.
Learning from One Another: Bringing Muslim Perspectives into Australian Schools is being heavily promoted as a good addition to the syllabus for primary and secondary schools. The document is issued by the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, (University of Melbourne).
This critique of "Learning from One Another: Bringing Muslim Perspectives into Australian Schools” is written to highlight some of the most glaring distortions and to express concern at the narrow perspectives contained within.
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