Chronologies of Secondary School Curriculum Policy
New South Wales
|1996 - 2005|
The Report of the Consultation on Future Directions for Public Education and Training: "One Size Doesn't Fit All" was released in November.
The Department of Education and Training released the policy statement, Cultural Diversity and Community Relations Policy: Multicultural education in schools, superseding the Multicultural Education Policy Statement, 1983.
The policy for gifted children was revised.
The Report of the Review of Aboriginal Education, Yanigurra Muya: Ganggurrinyma Yaarri Guurulaw Yirringingurray (Freeing the Spirit: Dreaming an Equal Future), was published.
The Report on the Evaluation of Outcomes Assessment and Reporting in NSW Government Schools, A Time to Teach a Time to Learn (Eltis Report), was released.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Dr Andrew Refshauge, announced a review of Aboriginal Education.
The Board of Studies published the K-10 curriculum framework.
The Board of Studies published a second consultation paper on the K-10 curriculum framework.
The Report of the Review of Teacher Education in New South Wales, Quality Matters. Revitalising Teaching: Critical Times, Critical Choices (Ramsay Report) was released.
The Board of Studies released the first consultation paper on the K-10 curriculum framework.
The Board of Studies published A Review of the HSC Assessment Program. The review was undertaken following recommendations made in the McGraw Report, Shaping their future.
In August, a white paper adopting many of the recommendations of the McGaw Report was released, Securing Their Future; The New South Wales Government's reforms for the Higher School Certificate.
In March, the Department of Training and Education Co-ordination released the report commissioned to review the NSW HSC. The report, Shaping their future: Recommendations for reform of the Higher School Certificate (McGaw Report), identified problems with curriculum, assessment and reporting, and made a number of recommendations for reform of the HSC.
The Department of Training and Education Co-ordination released a green paper, written by Professor Barry McGaw, Their future: Options for reform of the Higher School Certificate.
The Department of Education released a gender and education policy statement, Girls and Boys at School: Gender Equity Strategy. This policy supersedes the Girls' Education Strategy, 1989.
The Department of Education and Training released a policy statement on Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Education Policy 1996.
|1986 - 1995|
The Committee of Review of Outcomes and Profiles in New South Wales Schooling released its report, Focusing on learning: Report of the Review of Outcomes and Profiles in New South Wales Schooling (Eltis Report).
The Ministry of Education and Youth Affairs released the policy statement, Achievement for Everyone: a strategy for equity in education and training in New South Wales.
The Ministry of Education and Youth Affairs released The Carrick report: Four years on.
The Board of Studies published HSC Pathways: implementation Guidelines, outlining new rules to apply to the HSC from 1995.
The Department of School Education released Education 2000, outlining future reforms of education in NSW.
The Board of Studies issued HSC Pathways for consultation, which incorporated a discussion paper on the Tertiary Entrance Rank.
The Board of Studies was established and charged with responsibility for curriculum development from Kindergarten to Year 12 and accreditation of the HSC.
A white paper on curriculum reform in New South Wales schools, Excellence and Equity: New South Wales curriculum reform, was issued by Terry Metherell MP, Minister for Education and Youth Affairs. This followed recommendations made in the Carrick Report.
The Committee of Review of New South Wales Schools released the Report of the Committee of Review of New South Wales Schools (Carrick Report) and made recommendations for K-10 curriculum reform.
The Ministry of Education and Youth Affairs published Schools Renewal: a strategy to revitalise schools within the New South Wales state education system (Scott Report).
The Department of Education released the policy statement, Girls' education strategy.
The report Post-compulsory Curriculum Project Final Report: Curriculum development in the post-compulsory high school years in NSW was published.
The Board of Secondary Education was established (merging Board of Senior School Studies and Board of Secondary Schools Board)
The Department of Education released The New South Wales Public School System: a statement of corporate purpose and goals.
The Department of Education released the policy statement, The education of students with learning difficulties from preschool to year twelve (1987)
The HSC and system of certification in upper secondary was reformed.
|1976 - 1985|
The Department of Education published Quality Education (Teacher Efficiency) Review, which outlined procedures for teacher evaluation.
The Department of Education released Future Directions of Secondary Education: A Report (Swan & McKinnon Report).
The Department of Education released a general policy statement on gifted education, The Education of Children with Special Talents.
The Department of Education released a discussion paper, Future Directions of Secondary Education in New South Wales.
The Department of Education released its first policy on Aboriginal education, Aboriginal Education Policy 1982.
The Board of Senior School Studies released Discussion Paper: Curriculum Review: Years 11-12.
The NSW Legislative Assembly Select Committee upon the School Certificate released The Report from the Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly upon the School Certificate (McGowan Report).
|The 1975 Context|
The Secondary Schools Board issued Base Paper on the Total Curriculum, Years 7-10.
The Department of Education released the Report of the review panel appointed by the Minister for Education, The Community and its Schools.
The Department of Education. (1974) Aims of Secondary Education in NSW. Sydney: Board of Senior School Studies and Secondary School Studies.
Board of Senior School Studies was established with responsibility for Years 11 and 12.
The Report of the Committee Appointed to Survey Secondary Education in New South Wales (Wyndham Report) was released.