IntroductionThis paper intends to address three specific sections on Aboriginal education. The first part is a discussion on importance of Aboriginal education. The essay puts forward the following reasons for Aboriginal education: addressing challenges in accessing quality education, equity in education, and poverty scales amongst Aboriginal. The second part revolves around Aboriginal Perspective Activity for secondary students. The outcome of this activity is to enable learners realize the most from learning. Observation and imitation are activities derived from Aboriginal Perspective and work efficiently. The last section explores story telling as one of the eight ways of Learning.
Module Activity 1: Reasons why Aboriginal Education is importantAboriginal education is important for several reasons. Some of these reasons were not mentioned in the module. Among them is the fact that Aborigines face many challenges as regards access to education. This has made them to lag behind in many developmental aspects in comparison to other Australians. Consequently, Aborigines have fared badly in terms of getting meaningful employment because of their lack of education. Aborigines are a greatly disadvantaged group of people in Australia socially, politically, economically.
Attainment of quality education consequently has been very low. Lack of access to schools and the inability of families to send their children to school are major variables accounting for low attainment of quality education amongst the indigenous population. The most pronounced disadvantages that affect the aboriginal population are the geographical dispersion of the population and their lack of knowledge of Australian English (Harrison, 2011). Over the years, there have been systematic efforts to address issues that have been a hindrance to the Aborigine population. Foremost among this is the introduction and support for Aborigine education programs.
The provision of education has thus been central to the economic, social, and cultural development of the Aborigines. Several policy frameworks and strategies have been formulated in a bid to improve the general outcomes of the Aborigine people. The current efforts towards improving education standards are based on the Australian Directions in Indigenous Education 2005-2008 (MCEECDYA, 2011). Aborigine education can serve to reduce the education inequality that is currently prevalent in the Australian society. These inequalities have existed for a long period to the extent that wide sections of the society believe that education equality is not achievable. Blog Activity The idea of inclusion of Aboriginal education in the curricula has been of great benefit to the students, institutions and the learners at large.
Currently this type of education is receiving a great deal of attention in the education sector. It has also been made a compulsory aspect of education in all levels of the education system. Aboriginal education has equipped me with diverse knowledge on the Aborigine culture. I am thus able to understand and appreciate the Aborigine culture in a better way.
This is in contrast with other students not exposed to the same. Such students may not appreciate the fact that the Aborigine culture has positive aspects, which can be beneficial to them. The Aborigine education is diverse and has several strategies and convention that can be adapted to other settings. Some of these are learning and teaching styles that have been applied to the classroom situation. One particular aspect of aboriginal education is the fact that it allows a child to become a contributor of his/her own learning.
This has influenced me in the sense that it has made me an active participant in the quest for knowledge. I am thus able to do further research on what I have learnt in class and generate further content.