Inclusive Curriculum Program
As almost 50% of students in our schools come from LBOTE backgrounds, it is an imperative for quality teaching, student engagement and success that our pedagogy, curriculum and assessment are all culturally inclusive.
The relatively low ratio of teachers with ESL training in classrooms with high numbers of LBOTE and ESL students, strengthens the necessity for all teachers to be supported to deliver culturally inclusive curriculum.
This imperative is reflected in the wide range of strategies supported by Equity programs and the priority given to Inclusive Curriculum in regional planning and accountability requirements.
A culturally inclusive curriculum is one which reflects the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of society.
A culturally inclusive curriculum ensures that each student is able to learn in an environment which is supportive and free from prejudice and discrimination and provides the opportunity for all students to identify as Australians and explore cultures and beliefs that may be different to their own.