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Leading and managing indigenous education in the postcolonial world / Zane Ma Rhea
Bib ID 6540281
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Ma Rhea, Zane, author
Description Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015 
xiv, 211 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0415870488
Invalid ISBN 9780203796344

Routledge research in international and comparative education.


"This book brings together the academic fields of educational leadership, educational administration, strategic change management, and Indigenous education in order to provide a critical, multi-perspective, systems level analysis of the provision of education services to Indigenous people. It draws on a range of theorists across these fields internationally, mobilising social exchange and intelligent complex adaptive systems theories to address the key problematic of intergenerational, educational failure. Ma Rhea establishes the basis for an Indigenous rights approach to the state provision of education to Indigenous peoples that includes recognition of their distinctive economic, linguistic and cultural rights within complex, globalized, postcolonial education systems. The book problematizes the central concept of a partnership between Indigenous people and non-Indigenous school leaders, staff and government policy makers, even as it holds this key concept at its centre. The infantilising of Indigenous communities and Indigenous people can take priority over the education of their children in the modern state; this book offers an argument for a profound rethinking of the leadership and management of Indigenous education. Leading and Managing Indigenous Education in the Postcolonial World will be of value to researchers and postgraduate students focusing on Indigenous education, as well as teachers, education administrators and bureaucrats, sociologists of education, Indigenous education specialists, and those in international and comparative education"--

Full contents
  • Indigenous Education in Complex, Globalized, Postcolonial States
  • Understanding History : The colliding world of Indigenous intellect and colonial administration
  • Theorizing the Logic of Partnership
  • Preservation and Maintenance of Indigenous Perspectives in Education
  • Leading and Managing the Complexity of Indigenous Education
  • Engaging Communities : Ownership and High Expectations
  • Engaging Schools : Partnership and Collaboration
  • Teacher Professional Skills Development : Change, Intercultural Competency and Cultural Safety
  • Engaging Education Administration : Transparency and Accountability
  • Evolving the Colonial Mindset : Towards an Indigenist Approach

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Critical pedagogy.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Education -- Government policy.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Education.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Services for.  |  Australian


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