Standardised teaching failing Aboriginal kids in very remote schools

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The Federal Government’s Flexible Literacy For Remote Primary Schools Program delivers a standardised direct instruction model of teaching that educators across the country can pick up and deliver without intensive planning. The aim is to allow teachers in remote schools and new communities to develop cultural understanding whilst ticking the boxes of literacy achievements.

But, new research shows it’s missing the mark, with remote schools reporting declining NAPLAN results and attendance since roll out of the program.

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