Education Network Australia (EdNA)http://www.edna.edu.au
Education Network Australia provides links for educators in and across education sectors through its online forums, email discussion groups and noticeboards, as well as through its links to professional associations and education related organisations. Its abundant educational resources include links to newspapers, libraries, Australian Government departments and websites on topical/current political and social issues.
Search EdNA Online to find items in the EdNA collections.
Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)http://www.dest.gov.au
The Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training's website provides information on government policy initiatives, government programmes, government publications and contact details for service providers in the areas of education, training and youth affairs. The range of material across the three categories includes school and university contact details, as well as career information and counselling. Information on specified education and training programmes for rural and Indigenous communities is also contained on this site.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA)http://www.mceetya.edu.au
The Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs' (MCEETYA) website contains useful information on the origins and rationale of the Council, important background material on some of the Council's initiatives, and links to peak national bodies and Commonwealth, State and Territory Departments.
Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA)http://www.ahisa.com.au
AHISA functions as a 'peak organisation' which participates in general educational policy debate, and a professional organisation which provides various forums for its members and assists them with their professional development. The website contains background information on the association, membership details, conference papers and the association's publications.
National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC)http://www.ncec.catholic.edu.au
The National Catholic Education Commission is the umbrella organisation for the Catholic education system and, as such, its site contains links to all the State and Territory Commissions and Offices. As well as a declaratory statement that situates its purposes and aims within the broader Catholic faith, this site also contains background material which explains the history and structure of Catholic education, links to publications, press releases and details of the Commission's educational policy activism.
Australian National Schools Network (ANSN)http://www.nsn.net.au
The Australian National Schools Network is concerned with changing pedagogical practice in schools to bring about better and more relevant outcomes for students. To this end it provides support to both teachers and schools in the form of professional development, resources, network links with other member schools and universities and by encouraging and fostering pedagogical research. The NSN website contains background details for prospective members, links to member schools and 'snapshots' of their projects, a list of affiliated universities, contact details of professional development opportunities, and a list of resources for schools and teachers.
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (AFMLTA)http://www.afmlta.asn.au
The Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations is the national umbrella body for the State MLTA's and its purpose is to represent all language teachers in Australia. It has a dual role providing both professional development for teachers, as well as acting on a policy level by lobbying and providing advise to politicians and government agencies. Its website contains links to State and Territory MLTA's websites as well as background information on the structure and role of the AFMLTA, and contact details.
Asia EdNet is an online resource for teachers of Studies of Asia. It contains a website directory of online materials, a noticeboard that alerts teachers to professional conferences, an online tutorial to assist with the use of online resources in the classroom and a discussion group which provides a forum for teachers in the area to exchange ideas, resources and information.
The Asia Education Foundation (AEF) is concerned with furthering the understanding of Asia and its significance to Australian schools. To this end, links and partnerships between the government and non-government sector are pursued and maintained, as well as educational initiatives, and curriculum change and support in schools regarding studies of Asia. Both websites contain details of their origins, objectives, structure and programmes.
The following websites (sorted by State and Territory) include the websites of the Education departments, the curriculum authorities (boards and councils), the Catholic commissions/offices for each State and Territory, and the independent schools associations for New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. There is also an online curriculum resources site listing for South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
Australian Capital TerritoryACT Department of Education, Youth and Family Services
ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies
Canberra Schools on the Net (CSN)
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Education Office
New South WalesDepartment of Education and Training
Board of Studies NSW
Catholic Education Commission, NSW
Catholic Education Office, Sydney
Professional Support and Curriculum Directorate
Northern TerritoryNorthern Territory Department of Education http://www.education.nt.gov.au
Catholic Education Office
QueenslandAssociation of Independent Schools of Queensland
Queensland Department of Education Curriculum Supplies
Queensland Catholic Education Commission
Queensland Studies Authority
South AustraliaAssociation of Independent Schools of South Australia
Department of Education and Children's Services
Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia
Teacher and Student Resources
South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools
TasmaniaAssociation of Independent Schools of Tasmania
Department of Education, Training, and Information
Tasmanian Secondary Assessment Board
Catholic Education Office, Tasmania
VictoriaDepartment of Education and Training
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Catholic Education Commission of Victoria
Association of Independent Schools of Victoria
Western AustraliaDepartment of Education and Training
Curriculum Council of Western Australia
Catholic Education Office of Western Australia
The following are Access Asia websites which provide information on the Access Asia programmes for each State with the exception of Queensland and the two Territories. The Access Asia Programme, an activity of the Asia Education Foundation and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training, was developed to support and promote the studies of Asia across the school curriculum in each State and Territory. These websites contain background information about the Access Asia programme and how the programme is run in the respective State, school materials to support learning in Studies of Asia, professional development information and details of conferences, awards and funding assistance.
Access Asia (National)http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au
Access Asia Websites (States and Territories)Western Australia
New South Wales
These websites link directly to sites that are specifically concerned with the teaching and learning of languages.
The following are the language sites for five Asian languages: Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and Korean and Vietnamese. All these sites contain pages for students and teachers of the respective language, as well as useful links to newspapers and sites which contain historical and cultural material relevant to each language. Funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Training, Victoria, these sites are specifically but not exclusively designed for students and teachers of Asian languages in Victoria.
CareerslinxAnother exciting new resource for LOTE students and teachers is our CAREERSlinx website which is contained within the larger LOTElinx site listed above. This site has been developed to assist in clarifying why students should study a Language Other Than English (LOTE) and includes links to sites about the many vocational and training possibilities open to those with skills in languages other than English. The LOTE Section is also developing a specific Studies of Asia web page within the CAREERSlinx site.
You will find the Careerslinx site at: http://www.lotelinx.vic.edu.au/careerslinx
SOFWeb DEET LOTE linkshttp://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/lem/lote/index.htm
Part of the SOFWeb initiative in Victoria, this site provides information for the teachers, students and parents on LOTE providers, contacts in LOTE areas, professional development for teachers and links to each LOTE site.
The Modern Language Teachers Association of Victoria is a professional body for teachers of any language in Victorian schools. The website contains background information, details of its structure, membership, conferences and links to resources and other member organisations.
Vicnet LOTE resource pagehttp://cf.vicnet.net.au/lote/welcome.cfm
This site contains searchable directories of resources in languages other than English. The directories contain the languages other than English holdings of all public libraries in Victoria. The objective of the website is to provide a network of LOTE material for public accessibility.
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