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TitleRe-placing Oceania roots in our teacher education programmes : a critical appraisal of the roles of indigenous educational ideas
AuthorTeaero, Teweiariki
SubjectPacific Islanders|Education
Teachers|Training of|Oceania
Educational anthropology|Oceania
AbstractThe majority of our teacher education programmes in Oceania are based largely on western models. However, teachers who graduate from these training institutions inevitably find themselves teaching in situations where indigenous forms and notions of education exist. Moreover, these teachers were products of primary and secondary education systems that disregarded indigenous forms of education, thereby compounding the problem. Focussing on indigenous thought processes rather than bodies of knowledge, this paper discusses the constraints and the prospects pertaining to the study of indigenous education in Oceania. It is argued that teacher education programmes must include systematic studies of indigenous philosophies and processes of education. A thorough grounding in this and exogenous philosophies of education would provide a stronger and more realistic foundation for teachers to practise their profession more effectively in the future in complementary ways that are firmly grounded in local realities.
Volume/YearDirections: Journal of Educational Studies no.41, vol.21, no.2, 1999
Collationp. 24-45 ;
Notes• Bibliography: p. 43-45.
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