At AAFIE, our fundamental belief is all young people, regardless of postcode, have equal access to inclusive, positive future focused educational opportunities, specific to their needs.
A young person’s access to educational opportunities does not exist in isolation, in fact, education is a central part of the ecology of a young person’s life. This eco-system is unique and relies on the support of a broad range of providers to function successfully including a safe home, safe and supportive relationships, health care specific to their needs, mental, physical and spiritual supports, fair treatment by all systems.
AAFIEs activities focus on promoting the diverse work of professionals and young people who engage, work in and alongside the Flexible and Inclusive education settings across Australia. With the support of a knowledgeable, experienced and passionate membership, AAFIE will advocate, collaborate and influence education in Australia. Our aim is to provide agency, voice and identity for young people and professionals within the Flexible and Inclusive Australian educational landscape.
AAFIE understands that flexible and inclusive learning programs come in many shapes and forms, but they have in common a desire to change the way schooling is provided to better suit young people for whom traditional schooling approaches have not worked well.
AAFIE acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Elders of Australia, past, present and emerging. AAFIE respects the cultural authority of those who engage in our work now and into the future. AAFIE acknowledges the strengths that young people bring to flexible and inclusive learning programs, and to the Australian Community.