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ERIC Number: ED534617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
National Education and the Arts Statement
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1)
An arts-rich education can help young people make sense of the world and enhance their awareness of diverse cultures and traditions and the wider global context in which they live. This national statement aims to drive change. It lays the foundation for stronger coordination of government policy, programs and services in education and the arts for children and young people across Australia. It aims to build on the principles of both the Adelaide Declaration and the Stepping Forward declaration on improving pathways for all young people. The statement is underpinned by three key principles: (1) All children and young people should have a high quality arts education in every phase of learning; (2) Creating partnerships strengthens community identity and local cultures; and (3) Connecting schools with the arts and cultural sector enriches learning outcomes. Arising from these principles are four keys areas for collaborative action that were identified through the consultation process: (1) professional development; (2) curriculum, policy and learning resources; (3) research and communication; and (4) partnerships. The statement is for all educators who want students and schools to achieve and succeed through developing their capacity to discover, imagine and create. It is also for parents who understand the need for challenging and creative learning experiences for their children, for artists and organisations seeking stronger engagement with young people and schools, and for business leaders who recognise the need for new knowledge, skills and capacity for innovation that will lead Australia's growth into the 21st century. The national statement is intended to guide arts and education leaders to ensure our education systems help children and young people to imagine, to dream and to achieve their very best. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. P.O. Box 202 Carlton South Victoria, 3053, Australia. Tel: +61-39-639-0588; Fax: +61-39-639-1790; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) (Australia)
Identifiers - Location: Australia