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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he wants "Australia to become the most Asia-literate country in the Western world". He has committed to a vision that the people of Australia have the knowledge, skills, values and understanding they need to fulfill themselves, to live in and contribute effectively to a global society and to work in a global economy.
Australian students in the future will require skills, knowledge and understanding related to the Asian region in order to meet the challenges and opportunities of living and working in the twenty-first century.
What implication does this vision have for secondary schools in Australia?
As stated by Kathe Kirby, Executive Director of the Asia Education Foundation, ‘If Asia literacy is to be achieved for every young Australian by 2020 it is clear that we need to scale up action in our schools'.
To scale up action in all Australian schools and for students to be ‘Asia-literate’ will require a comprehensive, educational study of world religions. Religion in Asia, more so than in Australia, infiltrates the daily practices and lifestyle of citizens, those citizens that Australian students will be doing business with, traveling alongside of or maybe playing sport against. The scenarios are endless.
The vision of Kevin Rudd aligns with the mission and vision of any State, Catholic or Independent school in that it be a community whose main objective is the transmission of values for living, a provider of a quality education for students so each will have the ability to take his/her place in society.
With Asia being a close neighbour, the world's most populous and largest continent, with millions following a variety of religious traditions and the birthplace of many of the world’s religions it will be essential that in the curriculum of Australian schools, that programs educating the student on the core beliefs and practices…...

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