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This book is a state-of-the-art reference work that defines andframes the state of thinking, research and practice in indigenous education. Thebook provides an authoritative overview of the subject in one text.
The work sits within the context of The UN Declaration ofthe Rights of Indigenous Peoples that states “Indigenous peoples have the rightto the dignity and diversity of their cultures, traditions, histories andaspirations which shall be appropriately reflected in education” (Article14.1). Twenty-five years ago a book of this nature would have been largelywritten by non-Indigenous researchers about Indigenous people and education.Today Indigenous researchers can write this work about and for themselves andothers.The book is comprehensive in its coverage. Authors are drawnfrom various individual jurisdictions that have significant indigenouspopulations where the issues include language, culture and identity, andindigenous people’s participation in society. It brings together multiplestreams of research by ‘new’ indigenous voices. The book also brings together awide range of educational topics including early childhood education,educational governance, teacher education, curriculum, pedagogy, educationalpsychology, etc. The focus of one body of work on Indigenous education is awelcome enhancement to the pursuit of the field of Indigenous educationalaspirations and development.