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* The deconstruction of the English primary curriculum and its reconstruction as the inner circle of English and maths is the story of primary schools under Blair's Government. Non-core subjects are given less and less weight in teacher training.

In the longer term a curriculum policy will be needed beyond narrow interpretations of literacy and numeracy. Unless children are taught a clear sense of history from primary years, they will be prey to the forces converting history into propaganda. History is vital in any real curricular vision. At the moment the Government has no vision at all Roy Hughes Chair, Primary Committee The Historical Association 59A Kennington Park Road London SE11

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