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Teacher guide Raising the Bar Closing the Gap maana

TLF ID S7088

This teacher resource is about the maana (moving forward) program that supports Aboriginal students through a whole-school approach to literacy and/or numeracy and cultural inclusion. The program is an extension of the Raising the Bar reform and is implemented in five regional and rural schools in Tasmania. The resource describes how maana schools have high expectations of Aboriginal students, value Aboriginal cultures, apply inclusive pedagogies and practices and set up successful community engagements. The resource discusses the outcomes achieved, identifies the program's research base and provides references and links to relevant readings.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is of value in supporting the literacy and numeracy components of the English and mathematics curriculum areas and their application in the context of student diversity. It describes Aboriginal students' improved attendance at maana schools and their improvements in persuasive writing and in reading. The resource also discusses the lessons learned from the program at the school and jurisdictional levels as well as the next steps for the schools involved and for the Tasmanian Department of Education.
  • The resource exemplifies the application of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority, not only in the English and mathematics curriculums, but within a whole-school approach. The maana program is connected particularly well to the priority's central theme of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity and to its organising idea that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People's ways of life are uniquely expressed through ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.
Year level

1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • English;
  • Mathematics
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2014-04-04
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2014-04-04
    • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
    • Organisation: Commonwealth of Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: http://www.australia.gov.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
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    Learning resource type
    • Teacher guide
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    Rights
    • © 2014 Commonwealth of Australia, unless otherwise indicated. This material is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licence (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) unless otherwise indicated. You may distribute, remix and build upon this material, provided that you include the acknowledgement '© Commonwealth of Australia 2014' and license under the same terms any new creations you have based on the material.