- For Parents
We know that most parents strongly support the teaching of languages and studies of Asia in Australian schools. Yet fewer than 50 per cent of schools teach studies of Asia in any substantial way, 25 per cent do so only superficially, and 25 per cent of schools don't at all.
Parents supporting Asia literacy
Ian Dalton, Executive Director, Australian Parents Council outlines the Parents Understanding Asia Literacy project, a unique advocacy program for parents that is being conducted during 2012. Read more.
Asia literacy in your local school
Fewer than half of Australian schools integrate Asia literacy in any substantial way. We've compiled a few pointers to help you by take up the issue in your school community.
Access six short case studies which demonstrate how young people have capitalised on their competencies with a second language.
Provide feedback to ACARA, and read about the AEF's work on the curriculum via the recently enhanced Australian Curriculum pages
Have your say
We asked principals from two contrasting primary schools about how they build demand among parents for teaching Asian languages and cultures. Access our web forum to respond.
Research: Engaging parents
Asia literacy: Shaping our future
Access our comprehensive multimedia record of the 2011 AEF National Summit. It includes a communique, which distills the key recommendations made by representatives from the broad range education stakeholders.
Education for the 21st and 22nd centuries
'Teaching Asia content, language and culture can serve as a great vehicle to develop global competency.' - Prof Yong Zhao, University of Oregon