Why do we teach texts? Stories? Narratives? Because they are powerful, important snapshots of life. Each story reminds us of something in our own experience that we can affirm or counter, extend or reflect upon.
What would we do without great stories? Stories that exalt and offend, render us speechless and heartbroken.
According to The Age, the Education Minister James Merlino has urged the VCAA to review the selection process for all VCE Literature, English, Drama and Theatre Studies texts lists and “extend” the guidelines to “ensure that the views and sensitivities of cultural and religious groups are considered”.