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Introduction

This book argues that the ancient allodial principle enables a paradigmatic shift in the way specialist educators in environmental, Indigenous, and legal studies; teacher educators; and teachers think about land and water education.

Land and water are basic to human life, and students will need to grapple with matters of sustainability and Indigenous entitlement in their future work. People now living in lands and on waterways that have been colonized, such as Australia, are taught to regard land and water in ways that have been fundamentally shaped by English law. This book introduces ancient as well as more contemporary forms of land and water access and examines the underlying ontological and epistemological enframements that shape the way that ‘land’ and ‘water’ are understood and taught. As peoples of the world grapple with environmental sustainability and Indigenous rights, the author provides a pivotal rejection of the entitlement to ‘abuse’. The book also reasons that educators should employ alod pedagogy to develop their approach to ‘working out’ difficult matters to do with balancing the rights and responsibilities of nations, regions, corporations, communal and individual owners in the access to, use of, and transferability of land and waterways.

Keywords

Allodial principal Ecological education Environmental Education Environmental Education Research Indigenous peoples Indigenous rights Land Education Land Education Political Ecology Postcolonial education Postcolonial societies Water Education customary law titles decolonizing lens native title pluricultural societies pre-feudal property systems property systems sociohistorical analysis sustainability education

Authors and affiliations

  • Zane Ma Rhea
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7600-8
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7598-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7600-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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