News from the QSA Connect Newsletter: Indigenous languages policy

In April 2008 the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) proudly launched the QSA Australian Indigenous languages policy. This statement acknowledges the importance of understanding, maintaining and promoting the diversity of Australian Indigenous languages spoken in Queensland and across Australia. The policy supports curriculum initiatives in assisting schools and communities to work in partnership to recognise and value local Indigenous languages.

The  Indigenous languages policy (PDF 690K) acknowledges the need to understand the diversity of Australian languages, and the intercultural understandings gained when these languages are valued within the Queensland curriculum. This policy is supported by our Indigenous perspectives statement (PDF 554K) which has embedding Indigenous perspectives within the curriculum as its focus area for 2008.