This submission from the Australian College of Educators has been informed by the Panel's Emerging Issues Paper and by discussion among ACE members. In this Submission ACE has focussed on defining the fundamental questions it expects the Panel to answer, and on spelling out the principles it expects the panel to bring to finding answers.
This paper was prepared by members of the Victorian Branch of the Australian College of Educators as a response to the Victorian government paper 'New Directions'.
ACE sought feedback electronically from its Victorian members to the 'New directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession' report over the month of August 2012. The feedback has been collated here. ACE notes that while there was disparity in the feedback relating to some areas an attempt has been made to represent those views held in common by the majority of members. Individual members with knowledge and expertise in specific areas were also consulted.
Ministers for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs called for submissions on a draft national Indigenous education action plan in February of this year. The plan is designed to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students. The College prepared a submission for this consultation on behalf of members which can be v
On 13 May 2010, the Senate referred an Inquiry into the administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee. The Senate recently announced the Inquiry's terms of reference which outline inquiry and reporting on:
On 15 April 2010, the Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, announced that a review of school funding arrangements will commence in 2010 and conclude in 2011. This is the first time since 1973 that funding arrangements for all schools have been reviewed. The aim of the review will be to determine a process that is to be fair and
The Australian College of Educators has submitted its response on behalf of members as part of the consultation process on 28 May 2010.
Members are encouraged to visit the ACARA website for updates on when consultation feedback will be released. To visit the ACARA website go to: ht
On 6 December 2009, the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) endorsed stakeholder and public consultation on the draft National Professional Standards for Teachers (Teacher Standards). This consultation has now closed.
The Australian College of Educators has submitted its respon
The College has made a submission to the Australian Qualifications Framework Council in response to their consultation paper, which proposes significant changes to the AQF - the framework for Australian secondary and tertiary qualifications.