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Annual Report 1996 Northern Territory Department of Education



Annual Report 1996 Northern Territory Department of Education

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The NAEP provided funding for curriculum projects in several areas. ESL curriculum support Curriculum support during 1996 included the following publication of literacy materials Dhawu Mala for Aboriginal ESL learners in middle primary development of AEP Primary Stage 4 and 5 English modules Multilevel Assessment Program on reading comprehension and moderation of writing at the primary levels in urban and non-urban schools development of NT ESL Outcomes Profile to be distributed in schools implementation of NT Board of Studies Approved Special Category Courses in Foundation Studies and General Studies for secondary-age Indigenous students implementation of AEP Secondary English materials for Years 8, 9 and 10 inservicing teachers in schools with AEP-funded materials development of an additional Northern Territory Stage 1 ESL course. AEP projects in Mathematics, Social Education, Health and Science for primary and secondary levels are based on the learning outcomes identified in the NT Board of Studies approved courses and incorporate ESL teaching-learning principles. ESL professional development ESL professional development was achieved in 1996 through the following activities assistance to mainstream teachers across the curriculum by ESL general support teachers working cooperatively in planning and teaching implementation of ESL in Anangu Schools, for teachers in Indigenous communities, with assistance from four Commonwealth-funded regional project officers based in Darwin and Alice Springs networks for primary and secondary ESL teachers in Darwin and Alice Springs two professional development sessions for regional ESL Coordinators and Commonwealth-funded officers professional development on the implementation of ESL scales. National Initiatives in Drug Education National Initiatives in Drug Education (NIDE) is a collaborative project that began in 1995 as a result of needs expressed by State and Territory education systems, departments of health and police and non-government agencies in relation to drug education. Stage 1 of the project involved professional development programs for teachers and production of appropriate drug education resources. In 1996 Community Drug Education seminars were held in all centres throughout the Northern Territory as Stage 2 of NIDE. The aim of the seminars was to complement and support existing school health and drug education programs. NT Department of Education 1996 Annual Report