Every capital city has a China town, a little Italy and a Greek quarter, but in Australia today there are plenty of other cultural enclaves.
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Migration to Australia
This video would be used in a stage 3 classroom assisting students in developing an understanding of the cultural diversity of Australia. It presents recent data from 2010 and 2011, allowing students to develop an understanding of "WHO" and "WHY" people from other countries have migrated to Australia.
The resource could may be used as an introduction to a unit on the cultural diversity of Australia. Students are to investigate the top 10 countries presented in the film, researching the food, religion, clothing (e.c.t) that are traditional to these people and discuss how the demographic makeup has changed due to migration. For example, are there shops in the area that promote a particular culture? Students will consider the benefits of migration, to the Australian population. This activity will teach students the value in accepting and understanding other cultures, as todays classrooms continue to grow in diversity, as does the Australian Landscape.
A culturally responsive pedagogy should be adopted in the classroom, where effective teaching and learning occurs in a “culturally supported, learner-centered context, whereby the strengths students bring to school are identified, nurtured, and utilized to promote student achievement” (Richards & Brown et al., 2006).
Assessment: Students need to investigate through data provided, popular migrant countries. Using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) students will research the birth place of parents in a particular location. Students will be assigned a particular location and need to graph the differing countries whereby people where born. From this data students will discuss why Australia has many migrates, this could be completed as a whole class or in small groups. Students will gain an understanding that the Australian population consist if many migrants.
Richards, H., Brown, A. & Ford, T. (2006). Addressing Diversity in Schools: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. [e-book] Arizona, United States of America: Arizona State University. pp. 1-2. http://www.nccrest.org/Briefs/Diversity_Brief.pdf [Accessed: 4 Apr 2014].