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Read below our response to the proposed changes to the Australian Curriculum Review.

Through consultation with our Adolescent Success members and feedback we collected during our Australian Curriculum Review Information webinars, this letter was written to reflect the expectations we have for all middle years students in Australia.

Please find list below of literature referenced in this letter:

Adolescent Success (2017). Position paper. https://adolescentsuccess.org.au/Position-Paper-2019 

Bahr, N., Pendergast, D., Whitehead, K., Jong, T., & Newhouse-Maiden, L. (2007). Middle years teacher education: New programs and research directions. Australian Educational Researcher, 34(2), 73-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03216858.

Chan, E., Baker, A., Slee, R., & Williamson, J. (2015). Educational Engagement through the Middle Years of Schooling: Report for the In2Community Applied Learning Project. Project Report. Victoria Institute, Victoria University. .https://vuir.vu.edu.au/31747/1/Educational%20Engagement%20through%20the%20Middle%20Years%20of%20Schooling%20%28web-version2%29.pdf 

Council of Australian Governments - Education Council. (2019). Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration. Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/final_-_alice_springs_declaration_-_17_february_2020_security_removed.pdf 

Fuller, A. (2014). Tricky Teens: How to Create a Great Relationship With Your Teen - Without Going Crazy. Finch Publishing.

Nagel, M. (2014). In the Middle: The adolescent brain, behaviour and learning. Australian Council for Educational Research.

Pendergast, D., Main, K., & Bahr, N. (2017). Teaching middle years : rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment (3rd ed). Allen & Unwin. 

School Curriculum and Standards Authority. (2014). Phases of Schooling. https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/principles/guiding-principles/phases-of-schooling 

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