Thursday, November 2, 2017

ACTA submission to the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools, November 2017

ACTA's submission to the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (Gonski Review) has now been published. ACTA's submission focused on the role of language in educational achievement; evidence on the difference that EAL/D pedagogy makes in classrooms when supported by schools and systems; the importance of a systemic approach including leadership development, specialist teacher standards, teacher education and professional learning; the unfinished business of defining and measuring EAL/D students’ educational success; the deterioration of EAL/D programs in schools under state and territory school autonomy and flexible resource management policies and restructures; and promising projects and tools of national significance that drive good EAL/D practice and continuous improvement. Each issue is addressed by specific recommendations

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