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
  • Leon White’s
Feature Articles


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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© Transaction Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Watson-Verran’s
    • 1
  • Leon White’s
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Laynhapuy Homelands School, Yirrkala, via NhulunbuyNorthern TerritoryAustralia

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