Direct Instruction teaching valuable lessons in Cape York
“The official results are not in but every indication from reforms in three Cape York communities suggests a breakthrough is finally occurring in remote indigenous schooling,” writes Alan Tudge, federal member for Aston and former deputy director of the Cape York Institute.
Mr. Tudge recently visited schools in Cape York, Australia undergoing school reform, including the introduction of Direct Instruction. Tudge notes the overall atmosphere as “revolutionary” compared to just one year ago. He says the schools’ progress is particularly remarkable in that children at Year 9 are often up to six and seven years behind, but following the implementation of reform strategies, attendance is improving and students are attentive and participating in instruction. Mr. Tudge comments that he expects performance on the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy tests to increase, as well.
To read the full article by Alan Tudge, visit The Australian.