Disrupting Preconceptions : Postcolonialism and Education

Hickling-Hudson, Anne R., Matthews, Julie, & Woods, Annette F. (Eds.) (2004) Disrupting Preconceptions : Postcolonialism and Education. Post Pressed, Brisbane, QLD.

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Abstract

This is a fine collection of papers, from some leading educational scholars. They argue that the contemporary corporatised policies of education such as international education limit the possibilities of transformative practice. They demonstrate how the local (the national) and the global (the imperial) are interconnected phenomena, acting upon one another to construct indigeneity and racialised identities, and even hybridation, in ways that engender inequalities, restrict human rights, and infridge on the democratic and civil rights of the colonised and the marginalised. At the same time, they point to the possibilities of resistance, conditions that provide pedagogic opportunities for the creation of counter-hegemonic ideas, expressions, practices and structures. This book is highly recommended.Fazal RizviProfessor in Educational Policy Studies,University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, USA

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ID Code: 59870
Item Type: Book
Keywords: postcolonial studies in education, international education
ISBN: 1876682566
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 13 May 2013 01:22
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2013 05:02

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