Education is key to realising successful life prospects. However, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students remain disadvantaged and often lag behind their non-Indigenous peers.
Literacy and numeracy inadequacy remains high throughout communities, and few are in a position to pursue higher education. As a result of poor education skills, the unemployment rate among Australia’s Indigenous population is shockingly high.
Akolade’s National Indigenous Education Forum focuses on how to effectively improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths. Leaders from across the nation will share their case studies and strategies, which delegates can develop and adopt into their own organisations.
Engage family and elders to be involved in the children’s education
Improve student engagement for better academic outcomes and increased attendance rates
Prepare students for transitioning into further education, employment and adulthood
Create culturally safe and stimulating learning environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Build cross-sector partnerships to share resources and improve education outcomes
International key note speakers
Over 100 delegates
Speakers from across the country
Practical case studies from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
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Download this document to view: the most up to date agenda, confirmed speakers for 2017 and testimonials.
“Great exchanges, business ideas, deeper understanding of several geographical areas”
“Positive stories of good things happening with Aboriginal communities as we never hear positive stories only negatives”
“The forum was interesting and demonstrated the gap between the states in how we are dealing with Indigenous employment”
“Very informative, great networking, overall a fantastic conference”
Minister for Education
Legislative Assembly of the Northern TerritoryView
Clontarf Aboriginal College Board of Management
The Aboriginal Lands TrustView
Ngalla Maya prison to education
Suicide Prevention and Prison Reform ResearcherView
Director – Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement
Western Sydney UniversityView
WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Officer of the Year
Balga Senior High SchoolView
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