Knowledge and Policy

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 67–78

Issues of knowledge in the policy of self-determination for aboriginal Australian communities


  • Helen Watson-Verran’s
    • Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of Melbourne
  • Leon White’s
    • Laynhapuy Homelands School, Yirrkala, via Nhulunbuy
Feature Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF02692802

Cite this article as:
Watson-Verran’s, H. & White’s, L. Knowledge and Policy (1993) 6: 67. doi:10.1007/BF02692802


Since 1972, the direction of policy concerning development of Aboriginal Australian communities has been towards adoption of the notion of self-determination. This paper presents a case study of how one particular Aboriginal community has combined local knowledge with non-Aboriginal knowledge to develop an alternative mathematics curriculum that will promote community development and authentic self-determination.

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