Australian students say they understand global issues, but few are learning another language compared to the OECD average
Generic skills, Second languages, Climate change, Global problems, Adolescents
More Australian 15-year-olds feel they are familiar with global issues such as climate change, migration, causes of poverty and equality between men and women than the OECD average. But only 8 per cent of Australian students say they are learning two or more foreign languages, compared to 50 per cent of students across OECD countries.
Richardson, Sarah. (September 2021) 'Australian students say they understand global issues, but few are learning another language compared to the OECD average', Discover, ACER. https://www.acer.org/au/discover/article/australian-students-say-they-understand-global-issues-but-few-are-learning-another-language-compared-to-the-oecd-average
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Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)