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Home > News > New reconciliation program for educators

New reconciliation program for educators

Topics : CurriculumEquityIndigenous

Mr_Ian_Wood_Vice_President_Community_Relations_and_Sustainability_BHP_Billiton_and_Mr_Justin_Mohamed_CEO_Reconciliation_Australia_with_children_at_the_launch_of_Narragunnawali.jpgReconciliation Australia has launched the Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning program, recognising education’s role in the process.

Recently launched in Adelaide, the program offers a range of resources and services to educators, including curriculum resources, professional learning opportunities and an online Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Developer.

Justin Mohamed, CEO of Reconciliation Australia said knowledge, and understanding planted in the next generation will grow into genuine respect and opportunity.

“Australian schools and early learning services have the ability to build better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the benefit of all Australians,” Mr Mohamed said.

Mr Mohamed highlighted the importance of the RAP Developer in providing a school-based model for action using Reconciliation Australia’s existing reconciliation framework.

“The online Reconciliation Action Plan developer is one of the most important resources within the Program. It ensures all Australian schools and early learning services can easily develop their own Reconciliation Action Plans,” he said.

For more information on the Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning program, visit www.reconciliation.org.au/schools or view an introductory video here.

Photo: Mr Ian Wood, Vice President, Community Relations and Sustainability, BHP Billiton and Mr Justin Mohamed, CEO, Reconciliation Australia with children at the launch of Narragunnawali. Image: courtesy Reconciliation Australia.

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.