ERIC Number: EJ1033567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring Ethnohistory and Indigenous Scholarship: What Is the Relevance to Educational Historians?
McGregor, Heather E.
History of Education, v43 n4 p431-449 2014
For educational historians involved in the representation of Indigenous contexts and peoples, what is the relevance of ethnohistory as a discipline or methodology, and what is lost or gained in using it? This article reviews ethnohistorical literature, and brings it in conversation with literature by Indigenous scholars on research methodologies, as well as history and historiography. The inquiry raises questions for consideration by educational historians in conducting Indigenous educational histories. It is suggested that while ethnohistory as it is described in the literature may demonstrate limitations, turning towards Indigenous scholarship for guidance may extend and enhance research on the educational past that is responsive to the interests of Indigenous communities.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, History Instruction, Historians, Educational History, Ethnology, Historiography, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Research Methodology, Ethics, Scholarship
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Identifiers - Location: Canada