When the National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE) met in Sydney last month, we identified some of the things that all governments—Federal, State and Territory—will have to provide if they're to resource the Australian Curriculum in the Arts.
With the arts curriculum to begin trialling next year, we've lobbying for:
- Upgraded teacher training and professional development in each art form, especially for primary school teachers.
- Curriculum materials such as science's Primary Connections.
- Space within schools for safe learning environments.
- Clarification of the role of specialist teachers, artists in schools and arts companies.