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Why Indonesia Matters in Our Schools
A Rationale for Indonesian Language and Studies in Australian Education
With remarks delivered by Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Her Excellency Penny Williams, the Rationale was launched as part of an online event hosted on Thursday 28 October.
This event included a panel discussion and live Q & A with leading educators, young people with direct experience in connecting Indonesia and Australia, policy makers and language studies experts who explored the key findings and significance of the rationale.
Read the media release here.
Watch the premier of the event recording on 1 November 2021.
Without Indonesian language skills and intercultural capability, young Australians will struggle to navigate their relationship with one of Australia's closet neighbours and Asia’s key players.
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In this open letter, Asia education expert Hamish Curry argues it is time for a genuine focus on how the education system facilitates Asian engagement at a time when our Asia literacy is falling to critical lows.
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The rationale was developed by Asia Education Foundation at Asialink, The University of Melbourne with support from the Australia Indonesia Institute, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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