The Case of Mr Ward Report
For Assessment 1, students will first need to access, read and reflect on a case study titled “The Case of Mr. Ward”. After reading the case study, students will need to write a 1,000-1,200 word report on the importance of understanding and respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Please make sure you do not go over the maximum word limit of 1,200 words. A 5% penalty will occur for every 50 words – or part thereof – over the maximum word limit. This will be strictly enforced. More details about this assessment including the marking rubric are located below. Please note: this includes submitting a 1 page outline in module 5 and a 2 page draft written report in module 6. Word Limit: Between 1,000-1,200. This INCLUDES in-text citations, headings, sub-headings, etc. Anything in the body of your paper is included as part of the word count. You are required to provide a minimum of 5 scholarly references in your written report (Including at least 3 x journal articles & 2 x either newspaper articles, company documents/websites or the like).CASE STUDY QUESTIONS
Read and reflect on the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) report on “The Case of Mr Ward”.
Assessment (30%) of Unit marks:
Write 1,000-1,200 word case study on the importance of understanding and respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The business case must clearly incorporate the following:
Historical context of racism and discrimination towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
What role did racism and discrimination have in Mr Ward’s situation? Explain if it was individual racism or institutional racism, and why?
Explain the real and perceived impact the treatment of Mr Ward had on the business, the community, and Aboriginal people?
If you were appointed as the new leader for the company that transported Mr Ward, what actions would you take to change the company?
Finally, in the conclusion of your case study reflect and write about how you would feel, and what you would do if your grandfather, father, or brother was treated as Mr Ward was.PROGRAM
Please see the suggested milestones to ensure you have the best chance of submitting a successful written report. These include:
Week 1 (Module 1) – Read the case study and the accompanying documents to ensure you have a good understanding of what you need to do in the written report. Check in with your TA if you have any questions.
Week 2 -3 (Module 2 -3) – Start your written report Outline using the Outline Exemplar below and ensure you have sufficient references to understand the case and the arguments you will make.
Week 4 (Module 4) – Work on converting your written report outline into a draft written report.
Week 5 (Module 5) – Work on converting your written report outline into a draft written report.
Submit your 1 page Written Report OUTLINE by email to your tutor by Friday 3rd April 11:59pm (you will receive up to 7.5 marks out of the 100 marks for the written report for submitting the Outline). You should include 2 references, one being a journal article.