Decolonizing Education : Nourishing The Learning Spirit

Decolonizing Education : Nourishing The Learning Spirit
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Battiste, Marie.
"Current educational policies must undergo substantive reform. Central to this process is the rejection of the racism inherent to colonial systems of education, and the repositioning of Indigenous humanities, sciences, and languages as vital fields of knowledge. Battiste suggests the urgency for this reform lies in the social, technological, and economic challenges facing society today, and the need for a revitalized knowledge system which incorporates both Indigenous and Eurocentric thinking. The new model she advocates is based on her experiences growing up in a Mi’kmaw community, and the decades she has spent as a teacher, activist, and university scholar.

Drawing on treaties, international law, the work of other Indigenous scholars, and especially personal experiences, Marie Battiste documents the nature of Eurocentric models of education, and their devastating impacts on Indigenous knowledge."

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9781895830774; 189583077X
The Legacy of Forced Assimilative Education for Indigenous Peoples -- Mi'kmaw Education : Roots and Routes -- Creating the Indigenous Renaissance -- Animating Ethical Trans-Systemic Education Systems -- Confronting and Eliminating Racism -- Respecting Aboriginal Languages in Education Systems -- Displacing Cognitive Imperialism -- Recommendations for Constitutional Reconciliation of Education -- Possibilities of Educational Transformations.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-205) and index.
First Nations author - Potlotek First Nation.


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