Australian School Curriculum to Force Acceptance of Multiculturalism

Bruce McDougall, Courier and Mail, September 5, 2011

School students are being targeted in a major new push to force acceptance of multiculturalism by “embedding” it in the national curriculum.

Young Australians will be trained in “cultural competency” during classes as part of the Gillard Government’s plan to boost support for multiculturalism and outlaw negative attitudes.

Thousands of teachers have been surveyed about how the policy is working and to uncover racism under special research entitled “Rethinking Multiculturalism/Reassessing Multicultural Education”.

The Government’s multi-pronged plan also involves sending 40 “People of Australia Ambassadors” into the community to spruik the benefits of multiculturalism and a new offensive against racism.

The Gillard Government, responding to 10 recommendations made by the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council, has agreed multiculturalism should be infused in the high school curriculum.

Australian teenagers should “understand and appreciate the value of other cultures”, the Government has decided.

“We will ensure that the development of students’ cultural competency in a globalised world is embedded into our national curriculum.”

Dr Megan Watkins from the University of Western Sydney, who is researching multiculturalism in schools with the NSW Department of Education and Communities, said an aim was to help students become “culturally competent citizens”.

“In particular the complexity of what culture is needs to be better understood,” she said.

Professor Kevin Dunn from the UWS School of Sciences said the research was “not a post riots-type response”.

“There is no really serious alternative to multiculturalism as a means to deal with our cultural diversity,” he said.

“It’s good that the policy has been reconfirmed particularly given that internationally we have had some Western governments making statements against multiculturalism.”

“There is racism, we know it, and that requires a response.”

Research shows about one in 10 Australians have racial supremacist beliefs and about the same number oppose inter-marriage and believe races should be kept separate.

A study by the Scanlon Foundation found about 9 per cent of Australians believed that “ethnic diversity erodes a country’s security”.

In its submission to the federal parliamentary inquiry into multiculturalism, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet says the Government is “working to build a stronger, fairer nation through its social inclusion agenda”.

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  • Anonymous

    Ah, yes, the standard response of Western elites for the past century: when some social experiment policy which they dream up in their coffee houses fails -be it collectivism, school integration, or multiculturalism-, then enforce the policy even more rigorously on their hapless ordinary citizen charges. The more spectacular and obvious the failure, the greater the rigor added to enforce it against the helots in order to “make” it work, because you see, it “has to work.” After all, these traitors to Western societies, peoples, and civilizations have their own pride to consider, and that apparently trumps all other societal considerations.

  • Sincerely Concerned

    After reading various Australian blogs for a couple of weeks now I find many Aussies do NOT agree with this. They complain of the same things Brits and Americans do: they are sick of having multiculturalism shoved down their throats while simultaneously being told their white culture is wrong, evil, biased, racist, et al. In the past people who feel disenfranchised such as the American colonists, could just move to another continent. There are none left. Antarctica and the Seasteading/Thiel ideas are looking better all the time.

  • A Comment from Australia

    This is the sort of garbage that really sickens me, it is one of the reasons I read and make occasional comments on Amren. This helps me to overcome all the frustration and dispair I have over the slow ruination of our once great homogenous white Anglo nation.

    I do not know Dr Megan Watkins, but the University of Western Sydney says it all. UWS is way out in Sydney’s west where English is definitely the 2nd language and Marxism is the political doctrine.

    Some years ago when the intake of Asian, Islamic, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lanken really stepped up there were public misgivings, there were even grafitti protests, “Asians Out” being a very popular slogan. So what did the government do? Invite public discussion? No! They introduced draconian anti (race) vilification laws as well as throw money at promoting and enforcing multiculturalism. Members of parliament who questioned immigration policy promptly lost their party’s endorsement.

    The present (Labor) Goverment is again spending big money to promote multiculturalism.

    But back to Ms Watkins, could she please let us know of any successful multicultural nation, ANYWHERE!

    And just as a side note; Our PM is presently at the South Pacific Forum in Aucland NZ. Fiji was kicked out of the Forum, why? Because Fijians have used the military to get their own country back after being outbred by the Indian population in those islands.(Indians were first taken to Fiji as labourers for the sugar industry)

  • idareya

    “School students are being targeted in a major new push to force acceptance of multiculturalism by “embedding” it in the national curriculum.”

    When non-white countries do this sort of thing it’s called “indoctrination” and frowned upon by the West. In reality, it’s nothing more than brainwashing, n’est-ce pas?

  • Anonymous

    When I read things like this I really despair at how badly Australia has sold out these past few decades. The country really has not stood for anything since the 80s or prior, other than perhaps greed. It’s basically run by a bunch of incompetent teamsters who learned their politics debating at university and are an embarrassment. Even leftists I know feel exactly the same way. The above is probably just another attempt to “embrace multiculturalism and accept each others differences” all in the name of further immigration and further selling out to the Chinese, ie all in the name of money.

    I know it’s a well-worn cliche but really as long as the populace has its sport and its beer and something resembling a public health scheme, hardly anybody cares. That’s just as cringeworthy as our government.

  • Anonymous

    “about 9 per cent of Australians believed that “ethnic diversity erodes a country’s security”

    As we know, the leftist inquisition can’t allow this. According to the high priests of liberalism, 100 percent of whites must be believers in the religion of multiculturalism, or nobody can rest.

    They believe it is their holy duty to purge ‘impure thoughts’ from those 9 percent of whites.

  • Anonymous

    Can Australians legally homeschool? Thank goodness Americans have that option as our public school slide further and further into this madness!

  • Sylvie

    Research shows about one in 10 Australians have racial supremacist beliefs and about the same number oppose inter-marriage and believe races should be kept separate.

    A study by the Scanlon Foundation found about 9 per cent of Australians believed that “ethnic diversity erodes a country’s security”.

    So is all this effort and expense a crusade to forcibly change or negate the opinions of 9 to 10% of the Australian population? The opinions of this ‘horrible minority’ are already illegal anyway. When the government does not like peoples’ opinions on racial matters, or indeed even calling into question the holy tenets of multiculturalism, your opinion is made illegal and the campaign of propaganda and indoctrination is dircted against your children. After all, if the indoctrination campaign against the younger is successful, the hope is that the unsound opinions of the older people will vanish when they die, thus the percentage of people that object to the ‘brown utopia’ of the future will diminish with every generation.

  • The g Factor

    There was a report today about a 15-year-old boy being raped by an African in the Sydney suburb of Greystanes. Presumably the Gillard government and the academics at UWS want to brainwash us into accepting this sort of thing.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-08/teen-boy-raped-in-predatory-attack/2877040

  • Comment from Australia

    Answer to #8 & 9.

    1, Yes, Australians may legally homeschool, it is not a terribly popular option. As a separate issue it is done with government support in outback areas.

    Private schools are very well attended here and it is noteworthy that even left leaning politicians send there kids to the best private schools. Christian schools are also very popular including those run by the Catholic Church.

    Unfortunately Islamic private schools are now being established in many areas and with taxpayer support.

    (And I need to go back to school, can’t spell despair properly in my first post #3!)

    2, It is estimated that approx 85% of Australians are against 3rd World/Asian/Afro and Islamic immigration.However most public opinion polls are worded so that misleading results are obtained for these issues. For example, the pollster will ask a question about the treatment of refugees held in detention rather than ask a straightforward “Do we want illegal immigrants?”

  • Canadian in London

    Many Australians are waking up, including this journalist who published the following article:

    http://goo.gl/lUmcF

  • Anonymous

    “Australian teenagers should “understand and appreciate the value of other cultures”, the Government has decided. ”

    Nothing wrong with that sentiment, there are many different cultures that I’m interested in. But if I want to see them, I’ll travel to THEM, I don’t want them coming to me, and setting up home permanently.

  • Dave

    There are a lot of Austrailian teachers working nowadays in British schools. When some go back, they should tell Australia the truth about multiculturalism in Britain and how it not only destroys education for all but uses evil methods to demean white people as inbred imbeciles and the racial oppressors of all black mankind, whether the British were ever in that particular country or not.It doesnt matter. Stories of colonialism, evil slave traders, mad kings,torture… The more evil and silly we can make ourselves look the better and more civilised the minority cultures appear.

    Multiculturalism: codeword for anti white.

  • sedonaman

    No need for an expensive program that won’t achieve its goals. The schools would have more success by simply assigning its students to eat out at a different ethnic restaurant each month.

  • NAVY

    In 1999, Rodney William Ansell was shot down by police.

    The newspapers sighted years of financial loss as the motive that lead to a shootout.

    However, the truth came to light that after years of financial loss he received a message that his guns were going to be confiscated.

    Few understood him at the time, and just a few more today, but for Ansell it was the straw.

    With the spread of multiculturalism in Australian schools,and the rapes and subsequent murders committed against Australians by non-whites, we see now what Rodney meant.

  • Benjamin

    What a crock. The vast majority of Australians can’t stand muslims in particular. And africans. That we’ve surrenderd a huge part of western Sydney to these people is sad and pathetic. Sydney is one of the nicest cities in the world. Melbourne is a multi racial nightmare with crime off the charts. How sad that a country like Australia needs a mid east crime task force. Wake up White people.

  • Anonymous

    The Aussies should look at the effects of multiculturalism in other countries before they embark on the same mistakes. It doesn’t work.Here in Europe we have been fed this left-liberal b******t in the face of all the evidence to the contrary. Even the great Muhammad Ali said: “Bluebirds want to fly with bluebirds”.End of.

  • Spirit Wolf

    Young Australians will be trained in “cultural competency” during classes as part of the Gillard Government’s plan to boost support for multiculturalism and outlaw negative attitudes

    OUTLAW NEGATIVE ATTITUDES?

    Should I call someone with this kind of thinking “Mein Fueher” or “Uncle Joe”?