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Workplace Learning Forum. Workplace Learning for CALD students Culturally and Linguistically Diverse 27 May 2008 Moonee Valley Racecourse David Collett Career and Transition Project Officer Western Local Community Partnerships Anita Calore Senior Project Officer, ESL Unit. Definitions.

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workplace learning forum
Workplace Learning Forum

Workplace Learning for CALD students

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

27 May 2008

Moonee Valley Racecourse

David Collett

Career and Transition Project Officer

Western Local Community Partnerships

Anita Calore

Senior Project Officer, ESL Unit

definitions
Definitions

A migrant is defined as:

  • a person who migrates or travels so as to change one’s place of living

Longman Dictionary

  • one who migrates or goes from one country, region or place of abode to settle in another

Macquarie Dictionary

refugee
Refugee

A person, who, owing to a well-founded fear of persecution on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of origin of his or her nationality and is unable, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of that country

1951 UN Convention

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Who are the ESL students?

  • student comes from a language background other than English
  • English is not the main language spoken at home
  • student has been enrolled in an Australian school for less than five years
  • Around 39,000 are eligible for ESL Index Funding and $47.2 million in funding is allocated for 2008 to 460+ schools through the Student Resource Package
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ESL newly arrived students by country of birth, government schools, Victoria, 2006

Source: New Arrivals Data Collection 2006

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ESL newly arrived students by residency status and region, government schools, Victoria, 2006

Source: New Arrivals Data Collection 2006

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Funding for ESL

  • Two forms of funding are provided:
  • ESL Index funding
  • New Arrivals Program funding
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Funding for ESL from 2007 to 2008

ESL Index funding to schools increased from $44.5 million to $48.2 million

New Arrivals Program funding increased from $24.5 to $27.8 million

Total budget increase from $69 million to $76 million

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New Arrivals Program

  • funding to deliver intensive English language tuition to eligible newly arrived migrant primary and secondary school students
  • temporary residents may be included at the discretion of the state
  • claims are lodged with the Commonwealth twice a year
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ESL Support provided

  • ESL index funding and Multicultural Education Aide funding
  • English Language Schools/Centres and outposting services
  • extra 6-12 months in an ELS/C
  • program officers in all regions
  • transition initiatives (52 schools will receive funding in 2008)
  • LMERC- statewide resource centre
  • transition officers and outreach workers
  • literacy support
  • professional learning through Teaching ESL in Mainstream Classrooms
  • TESOL scholarships for teachers
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Support continued

  • Youth transition workers
  • Primary welfare officers and secondary students welfare coordinators
  • VCAL for Refugees
  • websitewww.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/programs/esl/default.htm
  • interpreting and translating support
  • resources – First Language Assessment Tasks
          • - ESL Handbook
          • - ESL Companion to VELS
          • - Sample ESL student reports
implications for schools
Implications for schools
  • An increasing number of ESL learners require literacy, numeracy and content knowledge & skills as well as ESL support
  • Settlement and well-being needs increase
  • Schools will need to link to a range of support services outside the school
  • Older ESL learners with disrupted schooling entering the school system will need additional support and pathways advice
  • Parents of ESL students require support to understand our education system and school expectations of them
other models
Other Models
  • McDonalds Project
  • Big W Buddy up Program
  • Working Party initiatives eg Business Forum
  • Community Radio Program- Melton
  • Parent Engagement / AMES & Sunshine College
resources
Resources
  • LMERC – Statewide Resource Centre

www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/lem/lmerc/lborrow.htm

  • ESL Website

www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/programs/esl/default.htm

  • Local Learning and Employment Networks

www.llen.vic.gov.au/

  • Local Community Partnerships

www.dest.gov.au/sectors/career_development/programmes_funding/programme_categories/key_career_priorities/Structured_Workplace_Learning/

  • School Focus Youth Services

www.sfys.infoxchange.net.au/faq.shtml

  • My Future

www.myfuture.edu.au/

contact details
Contact Details

Phone 9637 2131

[email protected]

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