Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration 2019
The Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration was released by the Council of Australian Governments Education Council in December 2019. The Declaration sets out revised education goals for all Australians.
The Declaration was developed following extensive consultations around the country with young people, educators, education and training providers, parents, business and industry. The review received over 250 written submissions and over 900 people took part in consultation events and/or provided submissions.
The Declaration includes some significant changes to ensure Australia’s education system continues to provide the best opportunities for young Australians in a rapidly changing world. The Declaration places students at the centre of their education by emphasising the importance of meeting the individual needs of all learners, and outlines education’s role in supporting the wellbeing, mental health and resilience of young people.