ERIC Number: ED462213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
National Framework for Rural and Remote Education.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
Remote and isolated locations in Australia provide the greatest challenges for improving provision of education options and pathways for children and families. These challenges are often compounded when considering the needs and aspirations of Indigenous communities, especially those that adhere to traditional cultures and lifestyles. In response to rural education recommendations of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, a task force developed a National Framework for Rural and Remote Education (In 1993, the Council of Australian Governments amalgamated a number of ministerial councils to optimize policymaking, one of which that emerged was the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, or MCEETYA--which in turn created various "task forces" to perform research and make recommendations.). The framework comprises a vision statement, four guiding principles, and a set of "essential enablers" for the provision of quality education in rural and remote locations. The essential enablers were identified through a search of the relevant literature and an analysis of eight case studies of workable local strategies to improve youth services, education, training, and employment in rural areas. The essential enablers are: personnel (teachers, administrative and classroom support, and specialists); relevant curriculum; information and communication technologies; multiple modes of delivery; environments formed through effective community relationships and partnerships; and resourcing. Each of these is examined separately, including key challenges and recommendations for implementation. Used in conjunction with existing policies and practices, this framework will ensure improvement in the quality of education available in rural and remote Australia. (TD)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Access to Education, Distance Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Isolation, Information Technology, Professional Development, Relevance (Education), Rural Education, School Community Relationship, Teacher Recruitment, Telecommunications
For full text: http://www.curriculum.edu.au/mctyapdf/rural.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia