Some Australian teachers could have less input in lessons

08/3/2011 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

Officials in Western Australia are considering creating a more independent Curriculum Council, giving less control to teachers and schools. The plan calls for a School Curriculum and Standards Authority, to be staffed by six experts -- none of whom can be teachers, principals or union members. Besides writing curriculum and managing exams, the new authority also would be charged with analysing student data.

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