Closing the Educational Gap

I see closing the gap between Indigenous and Non Indigenous students as an imperative. Indigenous students need the opportunity to attend an environment that nurtures their culture and academic abilities. As teachers we need to start with “the here and now and map backwards” as Professor John Lester so eloquently says. This is important as otherwise all we are doing as teachers is delivering the same content year in year out with no scaffolding- HOW BORING…. (didgeridoos, boomerangs- we have already done it to death why do it again, we already know about the Aborigines)

In changing these perspectives and to promote Aboriginal Education in fun and engaging manner I have come across this website: http://www.crackerjackeducation.com.au/. There really is some great resources here, so continue to share and help in the fight of closing the gap and promoting reconciliation. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Closing the Educational Gap

    • Certainly, true indeed! It is always about catering for each individual student’s needs to try and promote equality and the best possible learning environment. 🙂 As essentially, students bring with them an extensive array of knowledge and abilities which can be explored with an effective educator.

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