Indigenous Education Action Plan 2010-2014 Consultation
Ministers for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) are calling for submissions on a draft national Indigenous education action plan that is designed to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students.
The Chair of MCEECDYA, the Hon Jane Lomax-Smith, Minister for Education in South Australia, said "Ministers see this consultation process as an important part of their continued commitment to consult with Indigenous Australians, educators and other stakeholders on policy developments that will help governments improve Indigenous student outcomes."
It focuses on action across six areas that evidence shows will have the most impact on closing the gap:
- Readiness for school
- Engagement and connections
- Literacy and numeracy
- Leadership, quality teaching and workforce development
- Pathways to real post-school options.
The draft plan has been developed with significant input from education systems and some prominent Indigenous educators.
An initial draft of the Plan was circulated to Indigenous education consultative bodies and a number of leading Indigenous educators for preliminary comment prior to public release. The purpose of this draft is to seek comment from a wider range of stakeholders to inform the development of the final version.