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ERIC Number: EJ809263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Indigenous People: Emancipatory Possibilities in Curriculum Development
McMurchy-Pilkington, Colleen
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n3 p614-638 2008
In this article, I argue that emancipatory possibilities for Maori, the Indigenous people of New Zealand, rely on structural changes that enable them to have control over resources, decision making, and meaning, and that emancipation is a journey traveled by oppressed groups as they exercise their collective agency. The 1990s development of "Pangarau", the national mathematics curriculum policy in the medium of Maori, provides the context for this discussion. Recent developments indicate that state structures have shifted towards giving Maori more control in curriculum writing. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand