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Local versus global knowledges: resolving a fundamental dilemma in 'remote education'

Christie, Michael J. (2005). Local versus global knowledges: resolving a fundamental dilemma in 'remote education'. In: 21st National Rural Education Conference, Darwin, October, 2005.

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Author Christie, Michael J.
Title Local versus global knowledges: resolving a fundamental dilemma in 'remote education'
Conference Name 21st National Rural Education Conference
Conference Location Darwin
Conference Dates October, 2005
Conference Publication Title National Rural Education 2005 Conference Proceedings : Our Stories: Innovation and Excellence in Rural Education
Place of Publication Towoomba
Publisher Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Inc
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
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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