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Local versus Global Knowledge: Resolving a fundamental dilemma in remote education

Christie, Michael J. (2005). Local versus Global Knowledge: Resolving a fundamental dilemma in remote education. In: Boylan, Colin National Rural Education Conference 2005, Darwin, NT, 6 October, 2005.

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Author Christie, Michael J.
Title Local versus Global Knowledge: Resolving a fundamental dilemma in remote education
Conference Name National Rural Education Conference 2005
Conference Location Darwin, NT
Conference Dates 6 October, 2005
Conference Publication Title Our Stories: Innovation and Excellence in Rural Education: Conference Proceedings
Editor Boylan, Colin
Place of Publication Toowoomba, Qld
Publisher SPERA
Publication Year 2005
ISBN 095850391   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 7
End Page 14
Total Pages 8
Field of Research 1303 - Specialist Studies in Education
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract When ‘remote education’ is seen as something which is delivered from some outside (by definition not remote) agency, rather than something which is grown at home, it is usually constructed as a problem of disadvantage: how do we deliver to remote students the quality cosmopolitan education we offer to kids in the city? Equality of educational opportunity is equated with uniformity of curriculum. But in the Northern Territory, many of the recipients of very remote educational delivery live very deliberately by choice in very remote places because they want to be in control of their young peoples’ education (including cultural transmission), and need to be able to do this on their own land, knowing it and caring for it and each other, and making sure that new generations are grown up to continue to renew it. This paper is about what I have learnt about the local nature of knowledge in my involvement in remote education in the north.
 
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