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Educational goals Goal 1 Australian schooling promotes equity and excellence Goal 2 All young Australians become: • successful learners; • confident and creative individuals; and • active and informed citizens.

• Focus on reducing the disparity in educational outcomes for people with a disability and others. • Ensure that government reforms and initiatives for early childhood, education, training and skill development are responsive to the needs of people with disability. • Improve pathways for students with disability from school to further education, employment and lifelong learning. Each state or territory will have its own disability plan that guides the work that each government agency needs to complete to meet the strategy goals. Education departments will have contributed to the development of the state or territory disability plan, and will have their own actions arising out of that plan. Being aware of the priorities for the department and schools can assist you in discussing how your work contributes to the bigger picture. Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (December 2008) As signatories to the Melbourne Declaration, Australian education ministers seek to achieve the highest possible level of collaboration with the government, Catholic and independent school sectors and across and between all levels of government. Australian education ministers also seek to achieve new levels of engagement with all stakeholders in the education of young Australians. The Melbourne Declaration acknowledges major changes in the world that are placing new demands on Australian education: • global integration and international mobility • globalisation and technological change • complex environmental, social and economic pressures • rapid and continuing advances in information and communication technologies. Human Rights National Disability Strategy

Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians

The Melbourne Declaration provided the basis for the development of the Australian Curriculum. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) was set up to be responsible for the development of a high-quality curriculum for all Australian students, one that promotes excellence and equity in education. All students are entitled to rigorous, relevant and engaging learning programs drawn from a challenging curriculum that addresses their individual learning needs. The F-10 Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students. It describes the learning entitlement of students as a foundation for successful, lifelong learning and participation in the Australian community. It acknowledges that the needs and interests of students will vary, and that schools and teachers will plan from the curriculum in ways that respond to those needs and interests.


Speech Pathology Australia: Speech Pathology in Schools Project

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