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2009 Structural Review of the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training : delivering the goods

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Title

2009 Structural Review of the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training : delivering the goods

Other title

Ladwig and Sarra

Creator

Ladwig, James; Sarra, Chris

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2009-03-25

Notes

Cover title. Report includes Northern Territory Government Media Release -" Education Restructure – Next Building Block for Excellence" by Paul Henderson.

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory -- Education

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

66 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/216675

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/709129

Page content

25 March 2009 17 outside Darwin, the continuing need for expansion of infrastructure and the delivery of schooling, the significant employment role played by the public sector (especially for Indigenous people), the undeniable under-achievement of Indigenous students in the NT education system, and the overall under-achievement of NT student relative to the national performance, the challenge of the Northern Territory Department of Education is now one of changing its focus from basic delivery of education to a focus on quality. Where the NT-DET has made great strides in the provision of basic education, and has a system to deliver that provision, it is now positioned to push further and demand more quality performance from its staff and students. The demand for educational quality facing the Northern Territory is clear. However, because of its population and its history, the task of pushing for more quality in its educational outcomes, the quality challenge faced by the Northern Territory is fundamentally an issue of equality of outcomes for its Indigenous people. True quality of education in the Northern Territory will not be possible without social equality in the performance of its system of schooling.