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Education for global and multicultural citizenship: a strategy for Victorian Government schools 2009-2013
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Melbourne | 2009 | 15p
Corporate author: 
Student Learning Programs Division Office of Government School Education Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Asia and the Pacific

The purpose of this strategy is to provide a renewed vision for global and multicultural education in Victorian Government schools; to align priorities to current legislative, policy and curriculum frameworks; and to guide action across schools, regions and the Department. The strategy offers a new concept for thinking about multicultural education: global and multicultural citizenship. The actions outlined will pursue the following objectives:


  • improving educational outcomes for all students through the implementation of inclusive practices and through learning and teaching that utilises the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) domains relevant to global and multicultural citizenship
  • developing the intercultural literacies that students, parents, educators, and leadership groups need to live and work as part of a diverse and globalised population
  • promoting social cohesion and diversity as sources of educational and economic advantage for all students • enhancing the engagement, wellbeing and sense of belonging for all students in safe and secure learning environments
  • building the capacity of the school community to identify and address overt, subtle and institutionalised racism, stereotyping and other forms of prejudice
  • building and sustaining inclusive and participative school–community partnerships that prepare all students for global and multicultural citizenship.
Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Social justice / Equity


multicultural education; global citizenship; intercultural communication; cultural diversity; Australia; globalization