ACARA calls for contributions for a more inclusive Australian Curriculum

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:37pm

In an announcement yesterday, The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) called for education professionals to contribute to making the Australian Curriculum more inclusive for students with a disability.

Applications to the Australian Curriculum Equity and Diversity Advisory Group are encouraged from people who have expertise in at least one priority equity and diversity area. These areas include students with a disability and students with English as an additional language or dialect.

The group is a welcome opportunity for professionals who have experience working with students with a disability, such as Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf (ITODs), to provide expert input.

Applications are now open and close Friday, 22 July at 5pm. To apply, visit the ACARA website.

Media Access Australia has a comprehensive Education Strategy that supports this move towards inclusive education. With use of multimedia in classrooms increasing nationally, it is important that teachers and policy makers are aware of the tools which enhance accessibility and inclusion. These include captions and using mainstream technologies to promote access and boost engagement for all students.

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