Educational publishing’s contribution to the education sector and economy

Educational publishing’s information booklet

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Forty-one percent of sales in Australian publishing comes from the educational resources sector and today, a small group of dedicated educational publishers are celebrating the release of a publication that showcases the successes and hard work of these quiet achievers of the book world. 

Brendan Bolton, International Business Manager of Cengage and convenor of the Schools Educational Publishers Committee (SEPC) of the Australian Publishers Association says, “The Committee created this booklet to celebrate Australian educational publishing – both its history of partnering with teachers to provide the best for students, and its future at the cutting edge of the publishing industry.”

The SEPC is excited to announce the publication of its new booklet which was made possible by the support of the Copyright Agency. 

The publication includes clear statistics detailing the industry’s economic input and social contributions, as well as teacher testimonials regarding quality educational resources. Case studies demonstrate the international recognition Australian educational publishers have – for example, the island of Tuvalu using one Australian phonetics resource for more than 60% of the small country’s teaching population. Another case study highlights the work being done to include Indigenous languages in educational resource development. 

The Chief Executive of the Australian Publishers Association Michael Gordon-Smith says, “This little booklet offers a glimpse of the way Australian educational publishers make a difference for Australian teachers and students. Quality learning resources are important for quality education.”

The publication aims to reach teachers to share how the industry works to partner with them, supporting them to bring the Australian curriculum with engaging and relevant material. It also advocates for the value of the sector to decision and policy makers. 

The Australian Publishers Association will be distributing physical copies to education departments, curriculum architects and educational institutions across Australia. 

If you would like to learn more about the value of educational publisher’s contributions to the Australian educational system, economy and social fabric please be in touch. 

Copies can be made available for free to individuals for their own reference or to to pass on. Be in touch with the Australian Publishers Association for more information

Download a digital copy here.

For physical copies of the booklet, please email office (@) publishers.asn.au

If you are interested in learning more about the Schools Education Publishers Committee and the Australian Publishers Association, visit our website, join our mailing list, or consider becoming a member, at publishers.asn.au/.

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