Australian Council of TESOL Associations

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ACTA calls for EAL/D education to be included in the next National Schools Reform Agreement

ACTA forwarded a submission to the Productivity Commission’s review of the National School Reform Agreement arguing that EAL/D learners be recognised as a priority equity cohort in the 2024 National Schools Reform Agreement and be included in the National Measurement Framework for Schooling in Australia which measures progress towards achieving the outcomes of the NSRA. …

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SBS reports on Fears over new funding model for Australia’s migrant English program

SBS TV and on-line have reported on concerns about the proposed new funding model for the AMEP. The reports include comments by Dr Helen Moore, ACTA Vice-President. To see the on-line report, click here: Fears over new funding model for Australia’s migrant English program (sbs.com.au) To listen to audio of the TV news item, click …

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Media release: ACTA calls for national reform and revitalisation of EAL/D in schools

ACTA National Roadmap for English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Education in Schools ACTA has launched its National Roadmap for English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Education in Schools, calling for national ‘build back better’ reform of specialist provision for English language learners in schools ahead of the Federal Election. The …

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Media release: Adult literacy inquiry calls for new national strategy.

The following Media Release was issued on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 by the Parliament of Australia.   Adult literacy inquiry calls for new national strategy.   The House Employment, Education and Training Committee has today presented the report of its inquiry into adult literacy and its importance, which recommends an Australian national language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy …

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Media Release: Misguided policies directly causing remote Indigenous students’ poor school attendance and literacy, and rising incarceration rates

MEDIA RELEASE: Misguided policies directly causing remote Indigenous students’ poor school attendance and literacy, and rising incarceration rates. RELEASED: 15th September, 2021 Misguided Commonwealth and NT Government policies are directly contributing to remote Indigenous students’ falling school attendance and abysmal literacy levels, according to two scathing submissions by a teachers’ organisation to a current federal …

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Media Release: Recent submission to QITE Review

MEDIA RELEASE – 17 AUGUST, 2021 TEACHER EDUCATION FAILS MORE THAN HALF A MILLION ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS Teacher education is failing to respond to the widespread linguistic diversity of Australian schools, according to the recent submission to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment Quality Initial Teacher Education Review by the Australian …

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ACTA submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into The Importance of Adult Literacy. Report of the Inquiry into the Importance of Adult Literacy.

ACTA has made a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into The Importance of Adult Literacy. To see/download this and other submissions, please go to: Submissions – Parliament of Australia (aph.gov.au) ACTA’s is Submission number 85. To find out more about the Inquiry and read the final report entitled “Don’t take it as read: Inquiry into …

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