Indigenous scholarship and values-formation

Roberts, Brian (2013) Indigenous scholarship and values-formation. In: Craven, Rhonda, Dillon, Anthony, and Parbury, Nigel, (eds.) In Black & White: Australians all at the crossroads. Connor Court Publishing, Ballan, VIC, Australia, pp. 91-104.

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[Extract] This overview attempts to concentrate on trends and generalities, and avoids the personalisation of views which has dogged the Indigenous values debate in recent years. An effort is made to disassociate the ideas presented from a good guy/bad guy conflict which aligns writers with the Sarra, Pearson, Langton, Dodson, Johns, Manne, or Windschuttle choice of philosophical guru. The author's long experience with separatism, his own subjection to forced tuition in another language, and his family's history as settlers and refugees from Apartheid, no doubt colour his reading of the current Australian situation.

This chapter avoids the pedagogical jargon associated with the education debate and is limited to the author's generalised views. No claim is made here that nepotism and closed-shop procedures are the sole preserve of Aboriginal Studies; on the contrary, while some elements of introspection may be somewhat more exaggerated in Indigenous Centres, the quality of research in other discipline areas is far from uniform.

Item ID: 32803
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-922168-51-1
Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 02:47
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology @ 50%
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