ERIC Number: EJ935815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in CONFINTEA VI and Follow-Up Processes
Morrison, Sandra L.; Vaioleti, Timote M.
International Review of Education, v57 n1-2 p69-87 Aug 2011
This paper discusses key issues raised by indigenous peoples during CONFINTEA VI and proposes strategies to enable them to participate in ongoing processes. Indigenous peoples are not involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of adult education programmes, and this often results in a "one-size-fits-all" model. This article takes the position that indigenous people must have full and effective participation in all matters which concern them and that well-meaning policy statements are only as effective as the display of real effort to make them work. One example of an indigenous community taking initiative in order to free itself of overwhelming deficit positioning by mainstream educational and other systems is the Maori community of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The paper argues that through CONFINTEA VI, there is still space for the voice of indigenous peoples to be heard.
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Followup Studies, Indigenous Knowledge, Change Strategies, Adult Education, Community Involvement, Pacific Islanders, Outreach Programs, Community Programs, Advocacy, Community Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand