The Hon Bronwyn Pike, Immediate Past National President Australian College of Educators
On behalf of the Board of the Australian College of Educators, I would like to welcome you to the new look ACE website.
Over the course of the past twelve months, the College has been refocusing and evolving. We have been out and about, talking, listening and engaging with the education profession to be clear about the issues affecting the Australian teaching profession.
Education is a complex profession. It is also an essential driving component of Australian society and economy. To this end, educators play an intrinsic role in the success of Australia. This is the primary reason the Australian College of Educators was established nearly 60 years ago. The founders recognised the need for a truly united, collaborative, focused and effective peak professional association for all educators across all sectors and all systems.
We operate in the Australian education sphere at an incredibly interesting and challenging time. Over the course of the last decade, we have been involved in significant improvements in the way we, as professionals, understand and deliver education. It is important to realise, however, that as the leaders of our profession, we must ensure that our experience, expertise and understanding are leading the policy debate and being applied in the practical setting.
This is what the Australian College of Educators was established to be, and this is what we continue to work tirelessly to achieve.