ERIC Number: ED456526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving Educational Equality for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Revised. Discussion Paper.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
The Australian Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) established the Taskforce on Indigenous Education to address issues of educational inequity for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It had a number of terms of reference, including providing advice to Ministers on making these issues a matter of urgent national priority. This discussion paper is a result of Taskforce consultative actions in raising the profile of Indigenous education and highlighting the need to improve educational equity. The Taskforce commends this paper and encourages all involved in the education of Indigenous students to explore the issues raised and to foster greater progress. Appendix 1 describes the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy; Appendix 2 is the Adelaide Declaration on National Goals for Schooling in the 21st Century (1999); Appendix 3 is an extract from draft minutes on the 10th MCEETYA 1999 decision; Appendix 4 is a Taskforce membership list; Appendix 5 gives Taskforce terms of reference; Appendix 6 is statistical details; Appendix 7 gives different perspectives on the nature and purpose of education; Appendix 8 reports preliminary outcomes of strategic results projects; and Appendix 9 states the 1992 COAG National Commitment to Improved Outcomes in the Delivery of Programs and Services for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. (Contains 36 references.) (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia