If teachers are to prepare children for living, learning and working in the twenty-first century, as called for by the Melbourne Declaration (MCEETYA
, 2008), then the development of non-cognitive skills like mindset are essential to encourage agency and promote long-term learning and achievement.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training & Youth Affairs (MCEETYA
National goals and standards were developed in Australia through two significant agreements between the federal Minister and all state and territory Ministers for Education: the Hobart Declaration on Schooling (MYCEETYA, 1989) and the Adelaide Declaration on National Goals for the Twenty-First Century (MCEETYA
ICT in Schools Taskforce (ICTSF) (67) is responsible for providing strategic advice to all Australian Education Ministers on issues relating to the use of ICT meeting the National Goals of Schooling.
(2003), 'Career and Transition Services Framework', MCEETYA
Taskforce on Transition from School, http://www.mceetya.edu.au/public/career.htm, (accessed 22/2/05).
CICA has been a member of previous national leadership bodies such as the MCEETYA
National Careers Taskforce.
A 2002 Ministerial Declaration on Adult and Community Education (MCEETYA
, 2002) was effectively only a declaration and was not followed up.
While a national curriculum is still being developed in Australia, its foundation has been laid in the release of the National Statements of Learning for Mathematics (NSL) (MCEETYA
, 2006) in conjunction with the NAPLAN tests.
Contrary to popular belief, current Office of Higher Education (or equivalent body) accreditation for degree level has very little to do with actual course content (a matter it generally defers to professional representatives) and is focused far more on governance standards of the institution (MCEETYA
In 2008 Australia's state, territory and commonwealth ministers of education, meeting as the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA
) released the Melbourne declaration on educational goals for young Australians.
In June of 1993, the Council of Australian Governments merged a number of ministerial councils resulting in the formation of the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA
Currently, states such as NSW, WA, SA, Queensland and Victoria are all experiencing significant difficulties in staffing rural and isolated schools (MCEETYA
2001, Halsey 2005).