Review into regional, rural and remote education gathering information – October 2017
Public forums have been held in Queensland, Victoria and Northern Territory to hear from key stakeholders and members of the public about the challenges faced by students living in regional, rural and remote areas and to discuss new ideas and approaches that can help these students in school and in their transition to further study, training and employment.
The forums have been held as part of Independent review into regional, rural and remote education. The review was announced on 2 March 2017 and will consider the key challenges and barriers that impact on students’ learning outcomes, including transitions toward, and success regarding, further study, training and employment.
It is led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey of Flinders University. The final report and recommendations will be provided to the Government by the end of 2017.
The Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, announcing the appointment of Professor Halsey noted that he began his career as a teacher and was a principal of two schools in South Australia.
“He has extensive knowledge and experience in rural and remote education and is passionate about the sustainability of rural schools and communities,” the Minister said.