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Local Knowledge and Wisdom in Higher Education Vol: 14

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17 Mar 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
298 pages - 156 x 234 x 17mm
Issues in Higher Education


During the past three decades, there has been a substantial growth in the number of higher education institutions in developing countries. The majority of these institutions have adopted an approach to teaching and research modelled on the universities of the Western world. Consequently, Western processes of knowledge analysis and transmission have largely remained unchallenged as they are implemented in the pursuit of economic modernisation. However, in recent years, there has been a movement to reaffirm the significance of local knowledge and wisdom in education. There is now an urgency to rediscover local knowledge and wisdom as universities and their communities respond to globalisation. "Local Knowledge and Wisdom in Higher Education" presents an insightful account of the role of indigenous knowledge in higher education institutions across a number of societies.
About the Authors. Preface: contextualising the dialogue (V.L. Masemann). A dialogue between the local and the global (Z. Ma Rhea, B. Teasdale). The indigenisation of trainee teachers in Papua New Guinea (M.A. Mel). Universities and curriculum localisation in Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia (E. Kopong, B. Teasdale). Towards a new pedagogy: pacific cultures in higher education (K.H. Thaman). Aboriginal philosophy in Australian higher education: its own place in its own time (M. Slade, D. Morgan). New approaches to university research in indigenous settings: an example from Papua New Guinea (Yasuko Nagai). Indigenous rights and higher education in Australia: 'not just black and white' (P. Gale). Higher education as a collective resource for the Harakmbut of Amazonian Peru (S. Aikman). Local knowledges in Vietnamese higher education: a case study of two teacher education programs (G. Ovington). Transforming African universities using indigenous perspectives and local experience (B. Brock-Utne). Dominant and subjugated knowledges in Indian higher education: a preliminary analysis (P. Ninnes et al.). The Cuban University and educational outreach: Cuba's contribution to post-colonial development (A. Hickling Hudson). Contemporary knowledge production and reproduction in Thai universities: processes of adaptive balancing (Z. Ma Rhea). Bibliography. Index.

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