- Parents and community
- Our School, Our Future - Increasing School Autonomy
- Early childhood
- NT Board of Studies
- Assessment and reporting
- Supporting students and learning
- Training and beyond school
- Community use of school facilities
Indigenous Education Review
The final report of the review of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory, A Share in the Future – Review of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory, was released by the Minister for Education, Mr Peter Chandler on Wednesday 14 May 2014.
The report was prepared following research and an extensive consultation process with key stakeholders and the general public and includes findings and recommendations for the future of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory.
Fifty-one recommendations cover the span of education from the early years through primary years to the delivery of secondary education together with the support structure including attendance, community engagement, student wellbeing, behaviour management, workforce planning, funding and the roles and responsibilities of teachers and principals and the department.
Feedback from the consultation has shaped some of the key recommendations. The review visited many schools, including four schools in Cape York in Queensland. The recommendations reflect evidence of successful practice identified in these schools.
A number of the recommendations from A Share in the Future will require significant reform and careful consideration by government.
The full final report and recommendations can be found here (or single chapters here)
The Northern Territory Government commissioned an independent review of Indigenous education in 2013 to get an informed understanding of the impact of current programs and initiatives.
A considerable amount of resources, both Territory and Commonwealth, have been committed to improving Indigenous education outcomes. Despite this significant investment, the literacy and numeracy outcomes of remote and very remote Indigenous students still fall well below those of non-Indigenous students and also below those of Indigenous students living in similar circumstances in other jurisdictions.
It is critical that there is a strategic, evidence-based implementation plan in place to target resources and effort.
The review was conducted independently of government by an experienced education consultant, Bruce Wilson, supported by a team from the Department of Education.
There were two phases of research and consultation, with a draft report and recommendations released in December 2013 to facilitate further consultation.
Key Project Milestones
- Draft report provided to the Northern Territory Government by December 2013
- Consultation on draft recommendations 7 February 2014 - 9 March 2014
- Final report provided to the Northern Territory Government by 14 May 2014
|Chapter as PDF|
|Letter of transmission, Contents and Glossary||1.5 MB|
|Chapter One: Introduction||720.1 KB|
|Chapter Two: What we can control||352.1 KB|
|Chapter Three: Demographics||452.9 KB|
|Chapter Four: School Categories||601.2 KB|
|Chapter Five: The education system||496.5 KB|
|Chapter Six: Community engagement||475.4 KB|
|Chapter Seven: Early childhood||502.6 KB|
|Chapter Eight: Primary education||1.0 MB|
|Chapter Nine: Secondary education||1.0 MB|
|Chapter Ten: Attendance||859.5 KB|
|Chapter Eleven: Wellbeing and behaviour||811.5 KB|
|Chapter Twelve: Workforce planning||528.9 KB|
|Chapter Thirteen: Finance and resourcing||516.4 KB|
|Appendix One: Learning Lessons: a reflection on the Collins review||454.1 KB|
|Appendix Two: School and Site Visits||190.3 KB|
|Appendix Three: Employment Pathways||493.2 KB|
|Appendix Four: Australian Government Funding Agreements||471.0 KB|
|Appendix Five: Indigenous Education Review Survey||743.5 KB|
|Appendix Six: School categories||439.7 KB|
|Appendix Seven: Comparison of student achievement in bilingual schools 2008 and 2013||583.1 KB|
|Appendix Eight: Consultations and submissions||1.0 MB|