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.
The Australian College of Educators (ACE), Australia's oldest and non-aligned educational professional association and the only association encompassing all sectors and levels of education, welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group’s Issues Paper.
Education, Employment and the Workplace Relations References Committee on an inquiry into the effectiveness of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy, with specific reference to Standing Committee of Education and Employment Inquiry into the Australian Education Bill 2012
ACE provided a submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into the role of the TAFE system and its operation in April 2013.
In this submission ACE focused on the Terms of Reference. The paper was prepared through consultation with a small team of College members who play leading roles in TAFE across Australia as well as members in managerial and senior academic positions. Input has come from members in five states.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment invited ACE to provide a response to its Inquiry into the Australian Education Bill 2012. The Bill was referred by the Selection Committee on Thursday 29 November 2012. ACE prepared and lodged this submission.
The Australian Government sought stakeholder views to inform future policy on alternative pathways into teaching in early 2013. Alternative pathways in this context are considered to be those pathways into the teaching profession that are beyond the traditional undergraduate and post-graduate teaching degrees. Alternative pathways, for example, could take the form of employment-based, accelerated or scholarship programs. A discussion paper has been issued by DEEWR. ACE prepared a response and this was submitted to DEEWR on 22 February 2013.
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