Many factors are considered when it comes to developing a National Curriculum such as diversity, student’s needs, past, present and future events. The Australian Governments have recognised this and set up a National Curriculum Board (NCB); Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) with Professional Educators from all States and Territories to develop, shape and implement the Australian Curriculum alongside support and advice from the many stakeholders invested in the success of the planned Curriculum. The Shape of the Australian Curriculum (2010a) explains the process has to be divided up into four interrelated phases: Curriculum shaping, Curriculum writing, Implementation and Curriculum evaluation and review.
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