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Mapping a Transculturation Education Paradigm for Indigenous Peoples: Dialectics between Policy Thinking, Cultural Capacity, and Academic Success

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58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society …

58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society
12 March 2014, 3:30-5:00pm, Building/Room: Sheraton Downtown/Peel
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9, Canada

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  • 1. Che-Wei Lee University of Pittsburgh Duane Champagne University of California, Los Angeles 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society 12 March 2014, 3:30-5:00pm, Building/Room: Sheraton Downtown/Peel Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9, Canada Mapping a Transculturation Education Paradigm for Indigenous Peoples: Dialectics between Policy Thinking, Cultural Capacity, and Academic Success
  • 2. What a successful indigenous education model should look like in the 21st century? Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 2
  • 3. Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 3 Why indigenous educational policies have been ineffective?
  • 4. Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 4 Education for indigenous people has a dialectical challenge. Source: King and Schielmann (2004).
  • 5. Why Indigenous Subjectivity Matters in Education? • the degree to which indigenous people can, substantially and effectively, exert their tribal consciousness demanded by various situations; • the capacity to express indigenous cultural components appropriately • a critical cultural praxis Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 5
  • 6. Immigrant Transculturation Source: Fernando Ortiz (1940, p. 97-103) Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 6 Acculturation Neoculturation Deculturation +
  • 7. Volunteer Transculturation Source: Adapted from Maurice Sill (1968, 246-7). Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 7 Discovery Self- Alignment Participation Devolution Threshold 24201612840 Months Without Feedback for Re-Discovery
  • 8. Feedback for Better Resilience (keeping indigenous identity and heritage) Indigenous Transculturation Source: Adapted from Terry Huffman (2008, p. 155). Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 8 Initial Alienation Self- Discovery Re- Alignment Participa- tion
  • 9. A Spectrum of Indigenous Engagement in Education Policy Decision Making Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 9 Genocide Revitalization Strong Indigenous-Based Engagement (e.g., tribally controlled) Weak Indigenous-Based Engagement (e.g., government-oriented)
  • 10. A Promising Case in Southern California Indian Education The Morongo Indian School - Embodying a movement toward greater local control by a tribal community - Focusing education on tribal citizenship more than US citizenship derived from public/BIA’s schooling - Other than teaching tribal culture/history, also preparing students to compete at the college & professional level - Small teacher-student ratios; greater academic/cultural attention Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 10
  • 11. Copyright © 2014 by Lee and Champagne 11 Carole Goldberg, Duane Champagne, and Che-Wei Lee in the Paiwan Tribe, Pingtung, Taiwan 30 May 2008 leejeiwei@gmail.com