Australian Council of TESOL Associations

Australian Council of TESOL Associations

Indigenous EALD

2024 February -Meeting with Key Members of National Schools Reform Agreement Task Force

ACTA had a meeting with key members of the federal Department of Education’s National Schools Reform Agreement Task Force recently and committed ACTA to several follow actions, including: Developing a draft of what a national EAL/D measure can do, how it addresses Recommendation 5c, what it might look like, and what would be involved in […]

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2024 February-Public Consultation on SEE Program Stream 2 – First Nations Delivery

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) is working on designing a new stream in the Skills for Employment and Education (SEE) Program). This stream seeks to improve First Nations people’s access to tuition and training in literacy and numeracy. A SEE Program Stream 2 – First Nations Delivery Working Group has been providing

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2023 December- Indigenous EAL/D Consultancy Group Meeting: Closing the Gap

In their most recent meeting (14 November), the Indigenous EAL/D Consultancy Group met with Pauline Halchuk, Director of the Indigenous Language Policy Taskforce in the Australian Government Office of the Arts. Pauline spoke briefly on her role, particularly in relation to her work on Closing the Gap Outcome 16: “ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait

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2019 October- 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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