ERIC Number: EJ649437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Overcoming Terra Nullius: Aboriginal Perspectives in Schools as a Site of Philosophical Struggle.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v32 n1 p93-101 Apr 2000
Examines the philosophical basis of "Terra Nullius" as a justification for colonialism and racism directed at indigenous peoples, and its persistence as a pervasive mindset that impedes true equality and reconciliation in Australia. Discusses problems that arise when biased teachers or those with little cross-cultural experience attempt to present "Aboriginal perspectives" in the classroom. (Contains 22 references.) (SV)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Cultural Differences, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Bias, Ethnocentrism, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Spirituality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Australia