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Annual Report 1991 Department of Education



Annual Report 1991 Department of Education

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Tabled Paper 1288


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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EDUCATION the preparation and initiation of a joint project with South Australia to monitor girls' learning in English participation in the development of a National Science Curriculum the establishment, with Commonwealth support, of a second 'NT Tradeswomen on the Move' program for remote regions of the Northern Territory. Resources allocated to girls' education were determined in accordance with the goals of both Commonwealth and Northern Territory funded programs. Schools determined their individual resource allocations specifically for girls according to goals identified in their improvement plans and Departmental policy. NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL INVOLVEMENT During 1991, the Department participated in a number of national and inter national activities related to access and equity issues. These included the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody the appraisal program for the UNESCO Asia and the Pacific Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) and the establishment of an Austral ian Advisory group for APEID, which held its inaugural meeting in Alice Springs in July the International Labour OrganisationConvention 169: Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs' inquiry into Aboriginal and Islander language maintenance the UNESCO South East Asia and South Pacific Sub-regional Conference and the South East Asia and Pacific Region Educational Administrators and Managers Symposium (SEAPREAMS). TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) The Department continued to provide specialist assistance to students of non- English speaking backgrounds in urban schools in accordance with the guidelines set down by the Commonwealth. In particular, the intensive English units at Anula Primary and Darwin High Schools provided comprehensive learning programs for newly arrived students of non-English speaking background. In addition, with the help of 26