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New focus on Indigenous education and training



New focus on Indigenous education and training


Stirling, Sydney James

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 10th Assembly 2005 - 2008; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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Mr Stirling said the efforts of Government and schools over the past few years had seen more Indigenous children accessing pre-school in remote communities; improvements in literacy and numeracy results; and an increase in the number of remote Indigenous students engaging in secondary education and graduating from Year 12. At this stage, our gains can be considered tentative. It will require our ongoing and unrelenting attention if we are to see sustained and strong improvement, he said. As well as enhancing our focus on our larger remote communities and their CECs, we will continue the roll out of a range of initiatives already underway to remote communities. Our overarching goals are: developing an education culture by building partnerships between local communities, schools and training facilities continuing to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes providing access to quality education and training coupled with proper resourcing building a comprehensive and viable Vocational Education and Training system in the communities Over time it is our intention to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous outcomes, Mr Stirling said. Quality education and training are the cornerstones to building strong Indigenous communities; improving social and economic outcomes for all Territorians; and keeping the Territory moving ahead. Contact: Mary Fall 0401 119 770

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