Cultural Inclusion is dedicated to Aboriginal and Tores Strait Islander inclusion through all facets of the early childhood sector.

What does it mean to be culturally competent?

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Rhonda Livingstone, ACECQA’s National Education Leader, writes about cultural competence. 

Cultural competence is about our will and actions to build understanding between people, to be respectful and open to different cultural perspectives, strengthen cultural security and work towards equality in opportunity. Relationship building is fundamental to cultural competence and is based on the foundations of understanding each other’s expectations and attitudes, and subsequently building on the strength of each other’s knowledge, using a wide range of community members and resources to build on their understandings.[1]

Read more:  http://wehearyou.acecqa.gov.au/2014/07/10/what-does-it-mean-to-be-culturally-competent/

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Torres Strait Islander
“Traditional Experiences 1”
A selection of traditional
cooking, craft activities
and songs
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