1st Edition

Post-Imperial Perspectives on Indigenous Education Lessons from Japan and Australia

Edited By Peter Anderson, Koji Maeda, Zane M. Diamond, Chizu Sato Copyright 2021
    302 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Japan and Australia, where it has heralded change in the rights of Indigenous Peoples to have their histories, cultures, and lifeways taught in culturally appropriate and respectful ways in mainstream education systems.

    The book examines the impact of imposed education on Indigenous Peoples’ pre-existing education values and systems, considers emergent approaches towards Indigenous education in the post-imperial context of migration, and critiques certain professional development, assessment, pedagogical approaches and curriculum developments.

    This book will be of great interest to researchers and lecturers of education specialising in Indigenous Education, as well as postgraduate students of education and teachers specialising in Indigenous Education.

    Chapter 1: Introducing Indigenous education in Japan and Australia

    Part I: Historical perspectives on Indigenous education, Indigenous higher education, and teacher education in Japan and Australia

    Chapter 2: An Indigenous history of education in Japan and Australia

    Chapter 3: The place of Indigenous Peoples in multicultural education: Policies, debates and practices in Australia and Japan

    Chapter 4: Higher education in Japan and the history of Ainu demands

    Chapter 5: Indigenous higher education in historical context in Australia

    Part II: After UNDRIP: Japanese and Australian responses and possibilities

    Chapter 6: Challenges and responses to UNDRIP in Australian and Japanese Indigenous education

    Chapter 7: Embracing and resisting Indigenist perspectives in Australian pre-service teacher education

    Chapter 8: Teacher education issues in Okinawa

    Chapter 9: Questioning current issues in the higher education sector for Japan’s Ainu People

    Chapter 10: Stabilizing and sustaining Indigenous leadership in Australian universities

    Part III: Considering post-imperial Indigenous education in Japan and Australia

    Chapter 11: The significance of building an Ainu-led higher education system and the empowerment of the Indigenous Ainu

    Chapter 12: The usefulness of the idea and concept of reconciliation for guiding Australian Indigenous higher education in the postcolonial, post-imperial world


    Peter J. Anderson is Professor and Executive Director of the Carumba Institute at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

    Koji Maeda is Professor at the Graduate School of Education, Waseda University, Tokyo.

    Zane M. Diamond is Professor at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne.

    Chizu Sato is Professor at International Christian University, Tokyo.