Explorations of Educational Purpose

Narrative Life

Democratic Curriculum and Indigenous Learning

Authors: Hooley, Neil

  • Makes an original contribution to global Indigenous education
  • Presents applications for Indigenous schooling worldwide
  • Combats disadvantage for large numbers of children worldwide
  • Links major ideas across cultures for Indigenous understanding, including literacy and numeracy
  • Describes innovative learning practices for all children
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Written with educational practitioners in mind and set in a framework of progressive epistemology and pedagogy, this work tackles issues of global concern. It seeks to answer the question of how we structure education for the world’s 370 million indigenous people so as to promote intercultural understanding, maximize opportunity and right colonial wrongs.

Hooley’s work details an innovative curriculum design for indigenous school children based on the principles of participatory narrative inquiry, as well as exemplars of indigenous knowledge. Written from an Australian perspective, the book discusses broad international issues that impact on schooling such as globalisation, democratic education and whiteness and raises significant questions regarding indigenous culture and knowledge.

Taking inspiration from the works of John Dewey and Paulo Freire, Hooley asserts that a curriculum based on participatory narrative inquiry recognises and respects the interests and rights of local indigenous communities. Further, it provides a mechanism for linking with white mainstream curricula through the compilation of portfolios of student work and exemplars of knowledge across all subjects areas. This model views formal schooling as a central aspect of a child’s personal, family and community narrative and does not impose knowledge from without, but constructs knowledge from within. Learning is given an indigenous context and thus two-way inquiry between cultural viewpoints is encouraged.

Narrative Life makes an original contribution to indigenous education worldwide, and does so across all settings of primary and secondary schooling.

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eBook $209.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8194-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narrative Life
Book Subtitle
Democratic Curriculum and Indigenous Learning
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9735-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9735-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9734-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8194-0
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
290
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