Education, Modern Development, and Indigenous Knowledge: An Analysis of Academic Knowledge Production

Education, Modern Development, and Indigenous Knowledge: An Analysis of Academic Knowledge Production

by Seana McGovern
     
 

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This book re-conceptualizes the field of international and comparative education by utilizing indigenous knowledge as a central component for altering the dominant, eurocentric social science research paradigm. Examples from indigenous sources of knowledge are juxtaposed to the dominant discourses on education and modern development in subaltern societies in order to

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This book re-conceptualizes the field of international and comparative education by utilizing indigenous knowledge as a central component for altering the dominant, eurocentric social science research paradigm. Examples from indigenous sources of knowledge are juxtaposed to the dominant discourses on education and modern development in subaltern societies in order to provide scholars with alternative ways of viewing education and development and to shape how subaltern peoples are understood and represented in academic research. Bibliography. Index.

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Arguing that those involved in the production of academic knowledge (mainly Western educators) should examine assumptions associated with the creation of knowledge about indigenous peoples, the author (an academic whose background is not noted) examines academic representations of education and modern development in subaltern societies. Her analysis centers on a discussion of the production of knowledge in two scholarly texts in relation to the field of international and comparative education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135654290
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Series:
Indigenous Knowledge and Schooling
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
222
File size:
1 MB

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