You are to select a Contemporary Australian Social Issue and conduct secondary r
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You are to select a Contemporary Australian Social Issue and conduct secondary research. Select 5 secondary resources that develop your understanding of the issue including the important features of continuity and change therein. You will need to:
Part A short answers (200 words)
Justify your choice of the social issue – what is its social significance and what impact does it have on your micro, meso and macro worlds? How will researching this issue develop your social and cultural literacy?
Part B short answers (300 words)
What are the continuities evident and how are they being maintained?
Which groups benefit from these continuities? Which do not?
Part C short answers (800-1000)
What type of change is evident?
Who or what is the most significant agent of social change with regard to this issue and is that agent of change on a micro, meso or macro level?
Is this change progressive? Why/why not?
What is the pace of this change?
What forms of resistance are there?
Which groups benefit from these changes? Which do not? Which will not?
Who/which groups are assisting and accepting this change?
Part D short answers (500)
Determine current trends and suggest probable future directions for this social issue.
Evaluate the impact and implications of the probable continuities for this social issue.
Evaluate the impact and implications of the likely changes for this social issue.
Part E Annotated resource list
Annotate a minimum of 5 secondary resources.
Each annotation should contain a brief summary of content and a short analysis or evaluation of each source and reflection.
The annotation requires you to reflect on the usefulness, validity, value and bias of a source.
Approximately 200-300 words for each annotation