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Subject: New postcolonialism and education text
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 10:35:07 +1000

List members may be interested in the recent publication on postcolonial
education. Contributors include Leon Tickly, Allan Luke, Helen Tiffin, Pam
Christie, Martin Nakata and Vicki Crowley, as well as other Australian and
international education researchers.

DISRUPTING PRECONCEPTIONS: Postcolonialism and Education
Edited by Anne Hickling-Hudson, Julie Matthews and Annette Woods
(ISBN 1 876682 56 6) Recommended retail: AUD $49.95

Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism and Education is a highly
recommended text within the fields of education, sociology, postcolonial
studies and cultural studies. The text presents an innovative collection of
papers dealing with education and challenges to the pervasive impact of
colonial legacies within a range of contexts.

Contents: Education, postcolonialism and disruptions, Anne Hickling-Hudson,
Julie Matthews & Annette Woods; Indigenous knowledge and the cultural
interface: Underlying issues at the intersection of knowledge and
information systems, Martin Nakata; The challenge to deculturalisation:
Discourses of ethnicity in the schooling of indigenous children in Australia
and the USA, Anne Hickling-Hudson & Roberta Ahlquist; The role of
multicultural literature as a counter-force to the literary canon, Thomas W.
Bean; Transforming the study of visual culture: Postcolonial theory and the
ethically reflexive student, Christopher Crouch, Dean Chan & Nicola Kaye;
Tensions in the decolonisation process: Disrupting preconceptions of
postcolonial education in the Lao People's democratic republic, Christine
Fox; Globalisation and education in Sub-Saharan Africa: A postcolonial
analysis, Leon Tikly; Reforming education structures in the postcolonial
world: The case of South Africa, Pam Christie; The benev(i)olence of
imperial education, Helen Tiffin; The Singapore education system:
Postcolonial encounter of the Singaporean kind, Aaron Koh; Perverse
hybridisations, queering postcolonial pedagogies, Vicki Crowley; Racism,
racialisation and settler colonialism, Julie Matthews & Lucinda Aberdeen;
Offshore Australian higher education: A case study of pedagogic work in
Indonesia, Parlo Singh; The political context of English language teaching
in East Timor, Roslyn Appleby; On postcolonial education and beyond: An
afterword, Allan Luke

Recommendations from leading scholars:
Finally a collection that brings the needed scope, focus and diversity to
postcolonial studies in education. The welcomed volume offers a rare
globally distributed set of perspectives that establish the currency of
postcolonial perspectives as both critically productive and forward-looking
ways of knowing. John Willinsky
This is a fine collection of papers, from leading educational scholars. They
argue that the contemporary corporatised policies of education such as
international education limit the possibilities of transformative practice.
This book is highly recommended. Fazal Rizvi

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