Our venerable Prime Minister is seriously in need of some education that comes under a very wanky term, 'clear expression'. I have a vague memory of clear thinking and clear expression from school.........ever so many years ago.
PM Howard thinks that the present teaching of history is not good. I would not know as I have only the slightest connection with anyone in the education system, teacher or student.
Our PM is excellent at communication with the common masses like me, so I am not really sure why he used such double speak. Perhaps it sounds good to prospective voters.
I heard him on the news the other night. He was being critical of the teaching of history in Australian schools. He knows how to do sound bites for the media, so what was it all really about? 'A fragmented stew of themes and issues' and 'structured narrative'.
What is the creep up to?