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Assignment 3 describing the framing of the policy suggest about socio-historical relationship between Indigenous students and schooling. And what do teachers need to do, in order to avoid reproducing these patterns.

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Knowledge National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy Indigenous Australians Indigenous education Literacy Closing the gap Numeracy Australia Education Aboriginal Literacy Foundation Chris Sarra
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The Australian government’s approach is to minimise these factors that cause a gap between the disadvantaged and the advantaged by implementing funded programs to improve the socio-economic status of Indigenous Australians. This policy discusses the lack of relationship these Indigenous students have with schooling, especially those living in remote areas as they reach below average than the typical Australian student. This essay aims to discuss and analyse “the literacy and numeracy ‘...
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