Genre: Expository essay complete with in-text referencing and reference list (APA preferred).
Length: 3000 words excluding reference list.
Please note that the schooling context is Australian junior secondary schools – ie young adolescents 12-15 years of age.
What is the topic of this essay is in the NEXT paragraph.
Closing the education gap for Indigenous students in Australia has proven to be a great challenge for many governments. Recently, Noel Pearson has suggested a new approach called Direct Instruction. What is this method? Explore the research and arguments in respect of this way of teaching Indigenous students and assess its success to date.
General Structure of the essay is as follows.
Give a quick background onto why indigenous Australians are disadvantaged. Explain what the current gap is between non-indigenous and indigenous Australians particularly educationally. You may use “Closing the Gap – The Prime Minister’s Report 2015” http://www.dpmc.gov.au/pmc-indigenous-affairs/publication/closing-gap-prime-ministers-report-2015.
Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples share all the experiences of other young Australians but they also have the challenge of trying to straddle their traditional culture and that of dominant Australia. Historically they are part of colonised peoples and as such there are generational challenges that continue to confront them.
Go on to form the essay bulk referring to Noel Pearson’s direct instruction and discussing its success and failures. Give alternative approaches. Use these links to assist you with the whole essay but find quality peer-reviewed journal articles and sources to back everything. Make sure the whole essay is written addressing adolescents and their educational experience.