ERIC Number: EJ666850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Children's History: Implications of Childhood Beliefs for Teachers of Aboriginal Students.
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v30 n2 p20-24 2002
An Australian researcher exploring the underlying assumptions held by non-Aboriginal educators involved in Aboriginal education reexamined his first childhood history book, "Australia from the Beginning" (Pownall, 1980). Although a liberal and sympathetic treatment, the book reflected non-Aboriginal assumptions about assimilation as "success" and the necessity of non-Aboriginal intervention in Aboriginal lives, assumptions that the researcher still held in his first teaching position. (SV)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Acculturation, Beliefs, Childhood Attitudes, Early Experience, Elementary Education, Ethnic Bias, Foreign Countries, History Textbooks, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, World Views
For full text: http://www.uq.edu.au/ATSIS/ajie/contents/30 2.html.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia