ERIC Number: EJ1161919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Place-Consciousness and Bronfenbrenner's "Ecological Systems Model": A Discussion of Recurring Issues That Undermine the Teaching of Indigenous Histories in New Zealand and Australian Schools
Manning, Richard F.
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v46 n2 p148-159 Dec 2017
This article draws upon a "tale from the feld" (Van Maanen, 1988) to encourage New Zealand and Australian teachers of history and social studies to appraise how their own perceptions of place and teaching about Indigenous peoples' histories impact upon their students' learning. Moreover, it explains why Uri Bronfenbrenner's (1979) "ecological systems model" (despite its limitations) can assist the process of critiquing the teaching of Indigenous histories in schools on both sides of the Tasman Sea. It concludes that place conscious Indigenous land-based learning experiences, resulting from mutually benefcial collaborations with Indigenous communities, are needed to enhance the teaching of Indigenous peoples' histories in both countries.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Heritage Education, Local History, Social Studies, Indigenous Populations, Place Based Education, School Community Programs, Teaching Models, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand; Australia