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 […]
Following a meeting with interim ACARA CEO Stephen Gniel and Director, Curriculum Sharon Foster on 8 February ACTA was asked to review the proposed changes to the existing ACARA EAL/D Course Advice and Annotations. To kick off the review Sharon Foster spoke to a joint forum of the ACTA Schools and First Nations EAL/D Consultancy
Following the release of the Expert panel report Improving Outcomes for All: The Report of the Independent Expert Panel’s Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System (see Expert Panel’s Report – Department of Education, Australian Government), a representative group of ACTA Councillors had a very productive meeting with Dan Skehan, Senior Advisor to
2022 July -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.
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
2021 October -How many English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Learners are there in Australian Schools?
How many English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Learners are there in Australian Schools? Data collated and presented by Michael Michell – Immediate Past President, Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) There is no national requirement for state and territory education systems to report publically on the cohort of students learning English as
ACTA has made a submission to the Review of the 2008 Melbourne Declarationon on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Read the ACTA submission and the original Declaration following links on the EAL/D Issues – Schools page.