Australia’s Csu school system will be overhauling its curriculum to improve students’ academic performance and create a more competitive environment, the Government has announced.
The move comes amid mounting pressure from students and teachers to reduce the number of students studying English at the elite Catholic school system.
It follows a report by a royal commission into the school system’s management of the crisis, which found systemic failings at Csu and other Catholic schools and the resulting dropout rates.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Education Minister Richard Marles said the new curriculum would include “new and enhanced English language learning programmes and resources”.
“This new curriculum will provide an effective foundation for a better future for our children and our state,” Mr Marles told a news conference.
“This is part of a broader initiative to create a fairer and more equal future for Australian students and the state of Queensland.”ABC/ReutersTopics:education,government-and-politics,schools,catholic,cafem-e-palm,state-parliament,government—state-issues,education,brisbane-4000,qld,csw,australiaFirst posted September 03, 2019 09:04:50Contact Michael HodgeMore stories from Queensland