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Local versus global knowledges: a fundamental dilemma in "remote education"

Christie, Michael J. (2006). Local versus global knowledges: a fundamental dilemma in "remote education". Education in Rural Australia,16(1):27-37.

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Title Local versus global knowledges: a fundamental dilemma in "remote education"
Author Christie, Michael J.
Journal Name Education in Rural Australia
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1036-0026   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 27
End Page 37
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication Bathurst, NSW, Australia
Publisher The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
Field of Research 1301 - Education Systems
1303 - Specialist Studies in Education
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (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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