The "State of Play: Languages Education in Western Australia" has been published on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website and provides quantitative and qualitative data on enrolments in languages across all sectors, systems and community language schools.
A summary of the report was presented by researchers Pauline Coglan and Peter Holcz at a Pre-primary-Year 10 Languages Consultation forum on Friday 13 March. This forum was attended by invited representatives from key stakeholders and the wider community including schools across all sectors, community language groups, universities, parent groups, and professional associations.
Thank you to AISWA teachers who represented their schools at this forum for providing feedback to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority on the 'why' and 'what' Languages Education in WA. Heads of systems and sectors and the Minister of Education of Western Australia will soon meet to make decisions about 'how' the future development and provision of Languages Education policy and curriculum will be enacted.
All feedback from the consultation forum will be synthesised and contribute to a discussion paper for School Curriculum and Standards Authority's Board over the next few weeks.
Click here to access the State of Play report from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website.
Acknowledgements: School Curriculum and Standards Authority, 2014
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