The Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) met in Brisbane on 28 September 2009 and have issued a communique.
Through the meeting, the ministers have advanced work on reforms aimed at Closing the Gap in Indigenous education, improving the quality of early childhood education and care and improving the quality of teaching and schooling across the country.
Among initiatives agreed to at the meeting is the establishment of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) to provide national leadership at all levels of governments to help promote excellence in teaching and school leadership.
Source: Australian Government, 'Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs - 28 September 2009 - Communique', media release, 30 September 2009, email 30 September 2009.
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