By Bianca Hall. Education and media correspondent for The Age.
ABORIGINAL histories and cultures, sustainability and Australia's engagement with the Asian region will be cornerstones of the new civics national curriculum for schools.
The draft national curriculum, released for public comment yesterday, is also based on the principle that students are part of a multicultural, secular society with a multi-faith population.
For the first time, all students would learn about the cultures, social and political processes, and laws of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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By ABC Open Producer Colleen Hughson.
Over 40 indigenous secondary school age students had the chance to focus on their future dreams at the Koori Career and Aspirations Day held in Hamilton. ABC Open set up a DreamBox photo-booth to capture some of their dreams. They can be viewed in the DreamBox online photo gallery.
Richard Frankland, Aboriginal Elder, Uncle, author, playwright, filmmaker and musician and world renowned expert on lateral violence was amongst those who had their photo taken. His dream is to sing in his own language.
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