Education sets the foundations for a strong future; however, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children remain disadvantaged to their non-Indigenous peers.
Education positively impacts the lives of not only individuals but their families and communities too. It is crucial that Governments and communities work together to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people and encourage educational engagement and attendance.
The 3rd National Indigenous Education Forum will provide delegates with the tools on how to increase students’ academic performance through positive relationship building and the implementation of cultural curriculums.
International keynote speakers
Speakers from across
Practical case studies from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
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“This was an amazing conference. The passion of our educators and key stakeholders in aboriginal education is to be commended. Anyone interested in education of our indigenous students should attend next year’s conference!”
"Very powerful conference with an amazing range of speakers, who did share a common ideal and zest for young peaople. Prof. Simon did an excellent job of keeping the speakers on task and ensuring that we got through the two day program on time. Looking forward to the next conference."
“This conference was very engaging and thought provoking. I am very excited to go back to school and start implementing some of these ideas. It has helped to reaffirm the path I wanted for my students and has allowed our school to create a group where we all have the same goal for our indigenous students.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the conference. As a non-native of Australia, it was eye opening to see the issues that your country faces in regards to education particularly for your indigenous population. The important thing is to keep these types of events happening so you can continue to have a forum in which you can collaborate. As we have experienced in Hawaii, change takes time but in the end it really takes courage, boldness and dedicated folks. Your efforts are commendable, excited to see your progress going forward.”
“All the presenters were truly invested, amazing creators of change. I came away from the Forum with renewed commitment to be part of that change and the revolution that is happening. Thank you to all the presenters for their hard work and shining the light on the journey forward.”
“You pulled together a cohesive group of speakers, all of whom had something very valuable to add, and all of whom were worth listening to. Having one room where all speakers presented was an excellent idea as that way we all got to hear everyone and that helped the general discussion to be valid, and based on the same knowledge.”
Quality Teaching Rounds Adviser - Teachers and Teaching Research Centre
University of NewcastleView
Executive Director, NSW Government Education Standards Authority
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Inclusion and Outreach), University Of Wollongong
Founding Director, University Of Wollongong Early StartView
Deputy Secretary for Early Childhood and Child Care
Australian Government Department of Education and TrainingView
Manager Employment Pathways
Department of Education Northern Territory GovernmentView
State Program Manager Transition Support Services Far North Queensland Region
Queensland Department of EducationView
Regional Director Far North Queensland
Department of Education Queensland GovernmentView
Former Newtown Candidate
NSW Labor Party
Founding administrator, Murawina
Masters of Education, Harvard UniversityView
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