For Indigenous students and teachers alike, formal teaching and learning occurs in contested places. In Indigenous Education, leading scholars in contemporary Indigenous education from North America and the Pacific Islands disentangle aspects of education from colonial relations to advance a new, Indigenously-informed philosophy of instruction. Broadly multidisciplinary, this volume explores Indigenous education from theoretical and applied perspectives and invites readers to embrace new ways of thinking about and doing schooling. Part of a growing body of research, this is an exciting, powerful volume for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, researchers, policy makers, and teachers, and a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the contested spaces of contemporary education.
Contributors: Jill Bevan Brown, Frank Deer, Wiremu Doherty, Dwayne Donald, Ngarewa Hawera, Margie Hohepa, Robert Jahnke, Trish Johnston, Spencer Lilley, Daniel Lipe, Margie Maaka, Angela Nardozi, Kapa Oliviera, Wally Penetito, Michelle Pidgeon, Leonie Pihama, Jean-Paul Restoule, Mari Ropata Te Hei, Sandra Styres, Huia Tomlins-Jahnke, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Sam L. No’eau Warner, Laiana Wong, Dawn Zinga
About the Editors:
Huia Tomlins-Jahnke (Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Toa Rangatira, Ngai Tahu, Ngati Hine) is Professor of Maori and Indigenous Education and Director of Te Mata o Te Tau: The Academy for Maori Research and Scholarship at Massey University.
Sandra Styres is of Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk), English and French descent and resides on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Education with the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto. Her research interests specifically focus on Indigenous Land-centred philosophies and education.
Spencer Lilley (Te Atiawa, Muaupoko, and Ngapuhi) is a Senior Lecturer at Te Putahi a Toi, the School of Maori Art, Knowledge, and Education at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. His research interests focus on Indigenous information behaviour.
Dawn Zinga is a Canadian of several-generations-removed European descent. She is a Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University. She has had the privilege of working with a number of Indigenous scholars, communities, and youth. Her research interests include Indigenous pedagogies and practices, integration of Indigenous approaches to teaching and learning in higher education, and cultural accommodation in schools.