Comparative Indigenous School Experience (KOCR3614)


Formal schooling has been a critical frontier of engagement for Indigenous peoples in both colonial and postcolonial states and societies. This course examines in comparative and historical perspective both the school institution and Indigenous schooling experience across a variety of social and political contexts, including those in Australia and the Americas. Critical consideration is given to school curriculum and culture as well as Indigenous socio-cultural conceptions and practice, for identity, including Indigeneity, citizenship, power, resistance, agency, and contemporary circumstance.

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1x1hr Lecture; 1x2hr Tutorial


1x20min (equivalent 1000wd) Tutorial presentation (20%), 1x1250wd Tutorial paper (30%), 1x2250wd Major Essay (50%)

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