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Indigenous Philosophies of Education Around the World

ISBN 9780367431501
Published September 11, 2019 by Routledge
280 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume explores conceptualizations of indigeneity and the ways that indigenous philosophies can and should inform educational policy and practice. Beginning with questions and philosophies of indigeneity itself, the volume then covers the indigenous philosophies and practices of a range of communities—including Sami, Maori, Walpiri, Navajo and Kokama peoples. Chapter authors examine how these different ideals can inform and create meaningful educational experiences for communities that reflect indigenous ways of life. By applying them in informing a philosophy of education that is particular and relevant to a given indigenous community, this study aims to help policy makers and educational practitioners create meaningful educational experiences.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Philosophizing about Indigenous Philosophies of Education

John E. Petrovic and Roxanne Mitchell

Part One: Philosophical Approaches Toward Indigeneity

2. Reimagining "Indigeneity": From Dichotomous Toward Intrinsic Based Understanding of Indigenous Philosophy and Pedagogy

Paul L. Landry

3. The Notion of Ubuntu and the (Post)Humanist Condition

Lesley Le Grange

4. Indigeneity and African Education: Cultivating Decolonized University Teaching and Learning Nuraan Davids and Yusef Waghid

5. The Deaf as an Indigenous Community: Philosophical Considerations

Timothy Reagan

6. Transformational Leadership in Chinese Schools: An Analysis from the Perspective of Confucian Idea of Transformation

Jingping Sun, Xinping Zhang and Xuejun Chen,

Part Two: Understanding Indigenous Cultures and Education

7. Indigenous Education Reform: A Decolonizing Approach

John P. Hopkins

8. Untamed Education: The Philosophical Principles of Behind the Kokama School

Edison Hüttner and Alexandre Guilherme

9. Home Within: Understanding A Warlpiri Approach to Developing and Applying an Indigenous Educational Philosophy in Australian Contexts

Aaron Corn

10. Connecting Sami Education to the Land and Lived Experience

Ylva Jannok Nutti

11. Ainu Puri: Content and Praxis of an Indigenous Philosophy of a Northern People

Jeff Gayman

12. Everyday Hope: Indigenous Aims of Education in Settler-Colonial Societies

Joanna Kidman, Adreanne Ormond, and Liana MacDonald,


13. Comparative Reflections on Philosophies of Indigenous Education Around the World

John E. Petrovic and Roxanne Mitchell

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John E. Petrovic is Professor of Educational Philosophy and Policy Studies at University of Alabama, USA.

Roxanne Mitchell is Associate Professor of Educational Administration at University of Alabama, USA.