04 July 2012

Australian Funding for Asia Literacy - AEF $870,000

Australian Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett announced additional funding of $870,000 to support the work of the Asia Education Foundation.

The funding for the AEF includes:

The Leading 21st Century Schools: Engage with Asia project which will receive $500 000 to support principals and school leaders develop strategies and resources to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and encourage students to engage with Asia.

The School to School Partnerships with Business project which will receive $170 000 to help link businesses, students, teachers and school communities within Australia and internationally, building upon the success of the Asia Literacy Ambassadors project.

The Asia Literacy Curriculum Forums project of $200 000, which will deliver forums for teachers and school leaders to share strategies, identify resources and develop best practice to support the implementation of the cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia in the Australian Curriculum.

Excellent news indeed. I wonder if we shall see an increase in the uptake of Asian LOTE across Australian schools, colleges and universities? 


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