More teacher power

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A QUEENS­LAND ed­u­ca­tion author­ity has rec­om­mended teach­ers have the flex­i­bil­ity to con­cen­trate more on English and maths and less on lan­guages and health than is out­lined in the national cur­ricu­lum.

The Queens­land Cur­ricu­lum and As­sess­ment Author­ity re­leased a re­port on Tues­day that said many schools were strug­gling to find time to im­ple­ment extra school ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing as­sem­blies and sport while try­ing to fol­low the national cur­ricu­lum.

The QCAA re­port made rec­om­men­da­tions to ad­dress con­cerns to give schools more flex­i­bil­ity and avoid in­creased work­loads on teach­ers.

The national cur­ricu­lum sug­gested English make up 20–27% of learn­ing for Prep to Year 6 stu­dents but the QCAA has rec­om­mended English make up 28–32% of teach­ing time.

– ARM NEWS­DESK

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