Strengthening Australia's relationships with countries in the Pacific region: education as a vehicle for transformation

Boulard, Florence (2020) Strengthening Australia's relationships with countries in the Pacific region: education as a vehicle for transformation. Parliament of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Despite Australia's proximity and engagement with our Pacific Island neighbours, little is being done to expose young Australians to this part of the world. In fact, the Pacific Islands remain nearly invisible in the Australian curriculum, a key document enabling teachers across the nation to plan, teach and positively impact the lives of young Australians each year. The curriculum is a crowded place but there are currently missed opportunities in the Australian curriculum to positively influence Australia's relationships with countries in the Pacific region. This proposal highlights some of those missed opportunities and offers some recommendations.

Item ID: 63119
Item Type: Other
Keywords: Australian curriculum, Pacific islands, Pacific perspectives, education, foreign affairs, submission papers
Copyright Information: Open access via government website.
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Submission to the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2020 23:30
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy @ 40%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 40%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified @ 30%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 30%
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