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ERIC Number: EJ909885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Border Crossing Knowledge Systems: A PNG Teacher's Autoethnography
Reta, Medi
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v39 p128-137 2010
Narratives have always been integral to Indigenous knowledge transfer. In this autoethnography the author shares her border crossings between her Indigenous knowledge systems and the often dominant Western knowledge system. Pertinent to these experiences are the stark contrasts that exist between the two knowledge systems and their educational goals. This paper opens up space for conversation amongst those educators who are keen to learn and enhance their teaching and learning experiences in schools, particularly of those students whose cultural background differs from their own.
University of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia. Tel: +61-7-3365-1969; Fax: +61-7-3365-6855; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea