The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010-2014 called for all Focus Schools1 to develop SCPAs (MCEECDYA
This study indicates studying brain development in the early years strengthens educators' resolve and capacity to meet this aim and become prepared and committed to meeting the MCEECDYA
aspiration 'that all ECD professionals promote key messages from ...
Comparative data are publicly available on the performance of students from each grade across each State and Territory with each State and Territory compared to national results for each learning domain (see MCEECDYA
, 2008, 2009b).
Recent Australian research into parents' understanding of early childhood development (MCEECDYA
, 2010) revealed that more than a quarter of parents were unaware of the importance of reading to very young children.
remote Indigenous schools remain amongst the lowest literacy performers in Queensland (MCEECDYA
Other significant developments include the establishment of the Languages and Cultures Network of Australian Universities (LCNAU); the roll out, and rapidly approaching end of the Australian Government's National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP); and the 'expiry' of the MCEECDYA
National Statement and Plan for languages education, with no replacement yet in sight to guide languages policy and funding in Australian schools.
This has included establishing the National Curriculum Board (NCB) in 2008, succeeded in 2009 by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), and successive COAG and Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development, and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA
) intergovernment agreements.
Canberra: The Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA
(Ministerial Council on Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs: http://www.mceecdya.edu.au/mceecdya/) 2008 Melbourne Declaration of Educational Goals for Young Australians provides the guiding framework for education policy and practice across Australia.
Languages receive no special treatment in this declaration but are clearly listed as one of eight key learning areas (MCEECDYA
Ministerial Council for Education Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA