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Language is a fundamental resource for all learning and a means by which Australia can achieve outcomes in educational excellence, equity, Indigenous reconciliation and social cohesion.
In an English-medium education and training system, English language skills underpin literacy and numeracy learning and support educational...
Understanding the true meaning of Australian history, and debunking the perennial claims routinely made about the role our supposedly perpetual history of ‘racism’ allegedly continues to play in Australian society, is increasingly in the national interest today.
Building Belonging is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources that can be used to address racial prejudice and discrimination in early childhood settings. The resource includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans.
‘Social inclusion’ refers to opportunities, resources, and human capability. Most generally, it is understood as the extent to which both individuals and populations have the choice and capacity to participate in society. Education is particularly important to the concept of social inclusion since...
Using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), this briefing paper explores the impact of literacy and numeracy levels on the educational gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.
The paper focuses on the early post-school outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people...
• More than 1.1 million students (out of a total student population of 3.4 million) attend non-government schools in Australia. More than 90% of these students are in religious schools.
• Although the Howard Coalition government (1996–2007) is commonly attributed with responsibility for the...
These four reports indicate a decline in the number of students studying an Asian language in Australian schools, particularly at the secondary level.
In 2008, the proportion of Australian students studying one of the four Asian languages from Kindergarten to Year 12 was 18.6...
In remote Indigenous Australia the typical mainstream youth transition from school to employment does not match the reality of community life, where traditional cultural schemas underpin the practice of everyday life and the construction of social identity. Although the developmental trajectory of the current generation...
This book steers schools towards a deeper understanding of the nature of their communities as a microcosm of Australian multicultural society.
It aims to develop an understanding of diversity both within the boundaries of the school, and beyond, in the broader community. This will...
The case for increased second language learning in Australia is better grounded in the personal benefits to individual learners than in arguments about economic and social benefits according to this review.
Second language education is a subject of continual public debate in Australia, reflecting...