In comparison, the 2006-2012 language enrolment data for P-12 government schools In Victoria, the Australian state with the largest proportion of students learning a language (Llddicoat, Scarlno, Curnow, Kohler, Scrlmgeour, & Morgan, 2007), show that numbers for French have fallen by 14%, Italian by 33%, and German by 41 %, for example (Victorian DEECD
(Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) (2009) The State of Victoria's Children 2008: A Report on How Children and Young People in Victoria Are Faring, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Melbourne, http://www.
Table 1 suggests this breakdown is similar to the corresponding demographic across all schools according to the DEECD
statistics for 2011.
Table 27: DEECD
contracts portfolio ($130,000-500,000)
The directives of the DEECD
requested the researcher to arrange a suitable time through the principal to attend the school and to personally explain the purpose, procedure, and confidentiality of the research.
We think that the ethics approval process, with the parents and students reading and signing off on ethics plain language approvals, and their knowledge of the project intent, university relationship and DEECD
support may have influenced the parents to view the use of games more positively.
MLTAV Response to DEECD
Victorian Languages Strategy Discussion Paper of December 2009.
Yet, those seeking support for a variety of forms of streaming in mathematics may selectively seize upon some of the statements made and research findings cited in the DEECD
documentation, despite the clear emphasis being on provisions for the gifted.
Following extensive consultation by the DEECD
with the local community and key stakeholder groups, I have given careful consideration to the feedback received, as well as the results of two separate and independent studies, Mr Dixon said.
Recent Australian State and Territory English curriculum frameworks, for example, refer to pronoun use related to sense of self for learners in this age group (see, for example, the South Australian Curriculum, Standards and Accountability (SACSA) framework: DECS, 2001 ; New South Wales Board of Studies English Curriculum Foundation Statements: BOS, 2003; Victorian Essential Learning Standards: DEECD
9 per cent in 2007, although in terms of actual numbers, the rise is even more significant--from 541 young people in 2004 to 1403 young people in 2007 (author's analysis of DEECD
Minister Hall and I have demanded that the DEECD
swiftly conclude and implement the findings of an agency-wide review of tendering, probity, delegations and financial management.