School Business Partnerships for Asia Literacy
The School Business Partnerships for Asia Literacy initiative brokers school business partnerships to:
motivate students to take up studies of Asia and Asian languages
broaden students' understanding of life and career opportunities open to Australians who are Asia literate.
Of the schools involved:
nearly 70% of schools surveyed reported increased interest in Asian languages and cultures among their students
50% reported increased enrolment in Asian languages
80% reported that their students displayed increased interest in investigating opportunities for working in Asian countries.
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There are many ways for schools to get involved:
Engages students with issues of contemporary relevance in Asia and to Australia's engagement with Asia.
The project leverages the expertise of AEF's Asia Literacy Ambassadors who have worked in Asia, for Asian companies based in Australia and with Asian - Australian communities.
Students and Ambassadors work together to undertake an inquiry study.
Search the online database and request a partnership with an Asia Literacy Ambassador.
They are available for student mentoring, presentations at school assemblies, one-off class workshops or involvement with teachers/school leadership team, school councils and parent information sessions.
Visit a local business or enterprise and see how an Asia-skilled workplace operates and learn about the skills and knowledge needed by employees.
Visits can involve workshop discussions, interviews, quizzes, organisational briefings, tours and more.
Delivered in partnership with universities nationally, these events raise secondary students' awareness of the opportunities that exist at university and beyond for those undertaking Asian studies or languages.
Academics, tertiary students and Asia Literacy Ambassadors come together to help deliver these events.
AEF has partnered with HSBC Bank Australia to build Asia literacy in Australian schools. HSBC staff are available to work with schools and share their stories and experiences working for an organisation that places value on employees with Asia capabilities.
Watch an Asia Literacy Ambassador and Asia Skills in action