Imagine the greatest change an individual could experience. A new country, a new culture, a new language, a new life. Every educational setting faces many barriers to learning. How can you support this kind of rapid and confronting change?A quick glance at the 2011 Census results provides an insight into how important developing the literacy skills of those young learners who speak other languages at home is. According to the ABS, there are over 150 000 homes that speak two or more languages at home, this is 20% of homes in Australia and provides distinct and unique challenges early childhood and primary educators.
Yamma Yamma - Welcome in various in NSW Aboriginal languages.Cultural competence is always about building relationships. But the question remains, how can you build sustainable and quality links to your local Indigenous community? If you are just starting out on this valuable journey, we hope we can offer practical and effective steps you can use in any educational setting.
Positive education partnerships are fundamental to Educational Experience. Newcastle was an important stop on the world education tour for Marie Barr, Head of UK and International Trade Sales of TTS. During her tour of a variety of schools from all sectors, Ms Barr was impressed by the range of resources and the passion that teachers have to provide quality teaching and learning to all students. TTS is an international supplier to Educational Experience, offering high quality technology resources and excellent professional development tools for teachers.