Fearful over curriculum revisions

18th June 2010 at 01:00

The proposed revisions to the history curriculum are frightening. In Niall Ferguson and Andrew Roberts, Education Secretary Michael Gove is consulting two of the most unashamed apologists for a period in our history that still makes some of us feel uncomfortable. How will the message of Britain's imperial "achievements" play in inner-city multicultural schools, I wonder? Which bits of our imperial past are to be celebrated - the incessant wars, slavery, land-grabbing, ethnic cleansing, invention of the concentration camp or the orgy of bloodletting that followed decolonisation?

John Connor, Independent consultant, Stourport-on-Severn.

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