Country Idealist Profiles

Australia – AusAId Education program

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), manages the Australian Government’s official overseas aid program.The Global Education Website is initiated and funded by AusAID to support its Global Education Program.

Through the formal education system, AusAID’s Global Education Program aims to raise awareness of development issues, and Australia’s overseas aid program, with young people.
In Australian schools, global education is a cross-curricular perspective that is concerned with understanding:
  • international development issues and ways to reduce poverty,
  • peace-building and resolving conflict,
  • appreciating and valuing diverse cultures, languages and religions,
  • promoting human rights and social justice, and
  • working towards environmental sustainability.

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