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ERIC Number: EJ992850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
A Postcolonial Perspective on the Systemic Theory of Gifted Education
Christie, Michael
High Ability Studies, v23 n1 p39-41 2012
A systemic theory of gifted education, and in particular the notion of the actiotope receives surprising support from an epistemology until recently largely unrecognized and undervalued--that of Australian Aborigines. As part of an ongoing transdisciplinary collaborative research practice, a group Yolngu (north east Arnhem Land Aboriginal) elders have been advising education authorities on culturally appropriate approaches to the education of young people in remote communities, including the education of gifted children. Yolngu grow up speaking Australian languages within communities which maintain traditional cultural and ceremonial lives. Their knowledge authorities work to ensure that the practices of schooling enhance rather than undermine the always ongoing traditional collective practices of remaking strong Aboriginal culture into the new generation. In this article, the author first shares a story, then provides three comments on the systemic theory. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia