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To: All PTC NSW Member Associations,
Review of the Australian Curriculum
The Australian Government has announced a review to evaluate the robustness, independence and balance of the Australian Curriculum, examining the content and development process.
The role of arts participation in students’ academic and non-academic outcomes:
A longitudinal study of school, home, and community factors.
Martin, Andrew J.; Mansour, Marianne; Anderson, Michael; Gibson, Robyn; Liem, Gregory A. D.; Sudmalis, David
Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol 105(3), Aug 2013, 709-727. doi: 10.1037/a0032795
This longitudinal study draws on positive youth development frameworks and ecological models to examine the role of school-, home- and community-based arts participation in students’ academic (e.g., motivation, engagement) and non-academic (e.g., self-esteem, life satisfaction) outcomes. Read more: The Arts Curriculum Research 2014
The Australian Curriculum: The Arts has now been published by ACARA.
Please note the tagline on ACARA's website "Available for use; awaiting final endorsement" and the further explanation: "Endorsed in July 2013, subject to further consultation with Western Australia".
Teachers in NSW are reminded of the memorandum to Principals released by the Board on 24 July 2013, advising for Creative Arts subjects, that:
"Any decisions about adopting the Australian curriculum, developing syllabuses, and planning subsequent implementation will be made only after thorough consultation with NSW stakeholders."