Schooling for self-determination through a justice politics of Indigenous representation

Keddie, Amanda 2013, Schooling for self-determination through a justice politics of Indigenous representation, International journal of qualitative studies in education, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 21-38, doi: 10.1080/09518398.2011.604651.

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Title Schooling for self-determination through a justice politics of Indigenous representation
Author(s) Keddie, AmandaORCID iD for Keddie, Amanda orcid.org/0000-0001-6111-0615
Journal name International journal of qualitative studies in education
Volume number 26
Issue number 1
Start page 21
End page 38
Total pages 18
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0951-8398
1366-5898
Keyword(s) social justice
feminism
indigeneity
Summary This paper presents data from a study of secondary school for girls, the majority of whom identify as Indigenous Australian. ‘Gamarada’ High School is located in a suburban area of Queensland (Australia) and was established to provide quality education for disadvantaged girls. The paper draws on student and teacher interview data from a broader study that was concerned with examining how the school addressed the economic, cultural and political dimensions of Indigenous girls’ disadvantage. The focus here is on issues of political justice in relation to Indigenous representation and, more specifically, how such representation at the school supports the key Indigenous equity priority of self-determination. Feminist post-colonial theories are drawn on to argue the importance of educators engaging with a politics of representation that initiates theory from the social location of Indigenous experience, reflects an anti-racist/anti-colonial agenda and recognises and values the central role relationality plays in Indigenous lives.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09518398.2011.604651
Field of Research 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
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