4725.0 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth, Apr 2011
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EDUCATION, LEARNING & SKILLS
This article is part of a comprehensive series released as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth.
Note: In this section, 'young children' refers to people aged 0–4 years unless otherwise stated, 'children' refers to those aged 5–14 years and 'young people' refers to people aged 15–24 years. Data presented are from the ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 (cat. no. 4714.0) and the Survey of Education and Work 2008 and 2009 (cat. no. 6227.0).
Learning new skills through formal and informal education pathways can be the stepping stones for children and young adults to participate in the workforce and build strong social networks (Endnote 1). The Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (cat. no. 4703.0) identifies 'Education, Learning and Skills' as a major domain of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing.
The topics covered in this chapter include:
1. Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA), 2008, Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians <www.mceecdya.edu.au>.