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October 06, 2010

A return to narrative history in schools?

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At the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, the Education Secretary, Michael Gove announced that Simon Schama would be advising the government on a new history curriculum for schools. This would have a narrative approach and emphasise "our island story". He also implied that there may be more time in the curriculum for History although he did not suggest it should become compulsory at GCSE level.

The History Subject Associations (including the Subject Centre) are in touch with the government and hope to have a full input to any changes in the curriculum.



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