Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
- ACTA's response and recommended additions to the draft Capability Framework for Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander EAL/D Learners, which has been developed as part of the projects initiated by the Senior Officers National Network Indigenous Education (SONNIE) and the National Alliance for Remote Indigenous Schools (NARIS) (10 October 2012)
- ACTA's submission to the Inquiry into the Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children's Commissioner) Bill 2012 (1 June 2012)
- ACTA's submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Inquiry into language learning in Indigenous communities (22 August 2011)
- ACTA's joint submission (with ALAA and ALS) to MCEECDYA on the Stage 2 Consultation Draft of the Indigenous Education Action Plan (IEAP) 2010–2014 (3 March 2010)
ACTA's media release on bilingual education
ACTA's letter to parliament in support of retaining bilingual education in the Northern Territory.
Adriano Truscott, WA Councillor, speaks to SBS Radio about why ACTA supports bilingual education.
For the latest series of AIATSIS discussion papers on Indigenous issues and policy click here.
"A human rights agenda for the Northern Territory" The annual Eric Johnston lecture presented by Tom Calma, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and national Race Discrimination Commissioner http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/media/speeches/social_justice/2008/20081117_targeted.html
Over the last few years a number of language speakers, linguists and language workers have identified the urgency of the issue of supporting indigenous languages. In response a petition to the Federal government has been put together by The Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages, the national peak body for community based indigenous language programs in Australia. Please follow the link below to either print out a hard copy or sign this petition online in support of indigenous languages.
For more information regarding the status of Indigenous languages please head to the Ngapartji Ngapartji website: http://www.ngapartji.org/content/view/19/79/
or to the Transient Languages and Cultures blog: http://blogs.usyd.edu.au/elac/
and here is a great essay that was on Radio National recently: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/linguafranca/stories/2008/2410952.htm
Leon White (OAM) 's letter to Minister Scrymgour with regard to mandated English teaching time of the initial four hours of each school day in all remote NT schools: http://groups.google.com/group/foblmail?hl=en
- Project ESL/Indigenous learners
- Budget. Closing the Gap between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians. 13th May, 2008 Jenny Macklin
- Education is the Key - An education future for Indigenous
communities in the NT. 9th September, 2007
- The school readiness of Australian Indigenous children: a review of the literature. May 2008. Menzies school of Health Research and CDU school for social and policy research.
- Australian Directions in Indigenous Education 2005 -
MCEETYA Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
- National Report to Parliament Indigenous Education and
- Northern Territory Video- http://www.tesol.org.au/page/Video