Show Me The Way Blog

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Aboriginal commitment by authority

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

The NSW Education Standard Authority (NESA) has released its new ‘Commitment to Aboriginal Education’ policy document.

NESA worked with the NSW Australian Education Consultative Group (AECG) on the document, which aims to add focus and importance to improving schooling opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal students.

The K-10 history syllabus highlights the importance of students developing an awareness of the significant roles Aboriginal people have played in Australian society.

The Commitment to Aboriginal Education was signed by NSW AECG president Cindy Berwick and NESA chairperson Tom Alegounarias at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House.

The Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir sang an acknowledgement of country in Gadigal language.

The event was attended by NESA board members and staff, NESA Aboriginal Education Committee representatives, NSW AECG representatives, and representatives from the Departments of Education and Aboriginal Affairs.

The Koori Mail is a media partner of Show Me The Way.

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