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Whitefella school : education and Aboriginal resistance

Author: Ralph Folds
Publisher: Sydney ; Boston : Allen & Unwin, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyses reasons for failure of Pitjantjatjara schools despite bicultural education policy; Aboriginal resistance to school; conflict between school and community; contribution of assimilationist policies and white institutions towards disintegration of Pitjantjatjara society; petrol sniffing; subsequent workers in schools; advocates community-based and community controlled education (nganampa); employment of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Folds
ISBN: 0043701817 9780043701812
OCLC Number: 19118609
Description: xviii, 138 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The resistance perspective --
Dependency --
Pitjantjatjara culture and school --
Resistance --
Teaching and learning --
The petrol sniffers --
The girls --
Education and cultural stress --
The future of Pitjantjatjara schooling --
Conclusion --
Appendices 1-6.
Responsibility: Ralph Folds.

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Analyses reasons for failure of Pitjantjatjara schools despite bicultural education policy; Aboriginal resistance to school; conflict between school and community; contribution of assimilationist policies and white institutions towards disintegration of Pitjantjatjara society; petrol sniffing; subsequent workers in schools; advocates community-based and community controlled education (nganampa); employment of Aboriginal teachers.

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