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Re-examining the curriculum development centre: coordinative federalism and Kingdonís agenda-setting (1975-87)

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Rodwell, G, Re-examining the curriculum development centre: coordinative federalism and Kingdon's agenda-setting (1975-87), Education Research and Perspectives, 43 pp. 1-35. ISSN 0311-2543 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

During period 1975 through to 1987 the Commonwealth ventured into curriculum development, hitherto an activity for states and territories. Unlike the ACARA Curriculum of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd governments, there was nothing mandatory about the CDCís curriculum development activities. Here, the dominant influence was coordinative federalism. This paper advances a thesis that Kingdonís Agendas is a useful lens in examining the historical circumstances bringing this educational policy into being, principally because it requires an examination of the political circumstances of the time, in this case including the politics of the administration of the CDC.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:educational policy, curriculum, history of educational change, federalism, federal-state relations in education, agenda-setting
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Education and Training Systems
Objective Field:Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Author:Rodwell, G (Dr Grant Rodwell)
ID Code:114292
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-02-10
Last Modified:2017-06-13
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