Society and history have a great impact on the public policy, the people living in a society highly influence the policies developed for themselves. The policies are planned and developed for the people living in the society in order to achieve development and growth it is important that the policies made are accepted by the society. This essay is in context to the various policies developed in favor of the public or society in Australia. The policies are implemented for the growth and development of the society but also have some negative effect on the well-being of the public. Furthermore, the essay will discuss various public policies and their impact on the politics, Society and culture within Australia.
Indigenous Policies are very important for the growth and development of the young children which leads to the development of the society as well as the whole country. These policies are developed to spread awareness regarding education among the people or community. There are three themes in the Australian indigenous education policies, one of the major theme which is very important is the need for schools to form partnerships for decision making with the indigenous communities. The first objective of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy gives clear direction for indigenous engagement in education decision making(Heyeres and et.al, 2018).
The Ministerial council of Education, Employment, Training and Youth affairs policy Australia established in 2005 to 2008 within the Indigenous Education also gives a logical concept for Indigenous education consisting partnership in the decision making process. It states five policies for Indigenous education -
All the three policies within Indigenous education focus on the development of the society and its people through education. Earlier the society was not supporting educational development in the society, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were not interested in educational development. It was due to the lack of schools in rural areas and the low standard of living or financial issues. Then islander people were financially weak and were not able to afford the education expenses. The establishment and implementation of the indigenous policies such as Early childhood education, School and Community educational partnership and School leadership supported the Islander people to take interest in Educational development, the policies provided financial support, development of schools in the rural areas and communities so that the children in those areas get easy access to education. These policies contributed in the growth and development o the society and its people by providing access to education, Australian political bodies or government played an important role in the establishment o the Indigenous polices in the country they supported the development of schools in rural areas, the society accepted this development as they got aware of the importance of education and the intention of the policies which is to achieve growth and development of the society.
There are three main policies of Indigenous education which are as mentioned below -
This policy encouraged the political parties or bodies to support partnership between schools and community as people are in favour of this concept or idea. Hence, political support was achieved by this policy, along with political support various social involvement was observed in the implementation of the partnerships. The people started motivating others for developing the after school programs for the students which played a major role in the growth of this policy. Cultural activities were also involved in the after school learning programs which helped in development of cultural values and traditions among the students.
The report concluded that education is very important for each and every society and its people. The Australian government bodies developed various polices to promote education among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is important to promote education and learning among the society for the growth and development as concluded in this essay. The report described the various policies developed by Australian legal bodies for promoting education have been discussed in the essay such as Early childhood Education Policy, School and Community educational partnerships, School leadership which played a major role in educational development within Australia. The essay also described various areas these policies address and the impact of the policies on various areas such political, social and cultural area of a community or society.
Books and Journals
McCarty, T. and Lee, T., 2014. Critical culturally sustaining/revitalizing pedagogy and Indigenous education sovereignty. Harvard Educational Review, 84(1), pp.101-124.
Wilson, B., 2014. A share in the future: Review of Indigenous education in the Northern Territory. Education Business.
Bishop, R., Berryman, M. and Wearmouth, J., 2014. Te Kotahitanga: Towards effective education reform for indigenous and other minoritised students. Wellington: NZCER Press.
Stavenhagen, R., 2015. Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Education. European Journal of education, 50(3), pp.254-257.
Heyeres, M., McCalman, J., Langham, E., Bainbridge, R., Redman-MacLaren, M., Britton, A., Rutherford, K. and Tsey, K., 2018. Strengthening the Capacity of Education Staff to Support the Wellbeing of Indigenous Students in Boarding Schools: A Participatory Action Research Study. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, pp.1-14.
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