Handbook of Indigenous Education

  • Elizabeth Ann McKinley
  • Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Elizabeth Ann McKinley, Linda Tuhiwai Smith
    Pages 1-15
  3. Colonialism

  4. Indigenous Governance: Restoring Control and Responsibility over the Education of Our People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. George J. Sefa Dei
      Pages 169-186
    3. Margaret J. Maaka, Kerry Laiana Wong, W. Kekailoa Perry, Patricia M. G. Johnston
      Pages 229-248
    4. Njoki Wane, Rose Ann Torres, Dionisio Nyaga
      Pages 293-307
    5. John Jerome Paul, Lisa Lunney Borden, Jeff Orr, Thomas Orr, Joanne Tompkins
      Pages 309-328
  5. Language and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Katrina-Ann R. Kapā‘anaokalāokeola Nākoa Oliveira
      Pages 339-356
    3. Chen-Feng Joy Lin, I-An Grace Gao, Pi-I Debby Lin
      Pages 443-465
    4. Erika Katjaana Sarivaara, Pigga Keskitalo
      Pages 467-482
  6. Societal Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 565-565
    2. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Megan Bang
      Pages 567-574
    3. Jeremiah A. Chin, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Nicholas Bustamante
      Pages 575-604
    4. Jessica A. Solyom, Jeremiah A. Chin, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Amber Poleviyuma, Sarah Abuwandi, Alexus Richmond et al.
      Pages 605-629
    5. Cherryl Waerea-i-te-rangi Smith, Helena Rattray, Leanne Romana
      Pages 671-693
    6. Prasit Leepreecha, Meixi
      Pages 695-724
    7. Megan Bang, C. Montaño Nolan, N. McDaid-Morgan
      Pages 789-810
  7. Transforming Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 811-811
    2. Graham Hingangaroa Smith, Melinda Webber
      Pages 813-822
    3. Angus Hikairo Macfarlane, Sonja Macfarlane, Tom Cavanagh, Maria Nieto Angel, Fiona Duckworth, Letitia Hochstrasser Fickel
      Pages 847-871

About this book


This book is a state-of-the-art reference work that defines and frames the state of thinking, research and practice in indigenous education. The book provides an authoritative overview of the subject in one text.

The work sits within the context of The UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that states “Indigenous peoples have the right to the dignity and diversity of their cultures, traditions, histories and aspirations which shall be appropriately reflected in education” (Article 14.1). Twenty-five years ago a book of this nature would have been largely written by non-Indigenous researchers about Indigenous people and education. Today Indigenous researchers can write this work about and for themselves and others.

The book is comprehensive in its coverage. Authors are drawn from various individual jurisdictions that have significant indigenous populations where the issues include language, culture and identity, and indigenous people’s participation in society. It brings together multiple streams of research by ‘new’ indigenous voices. The book also brings together a wide range of educational topics including early childhood education, educational governance, teacher education, curriculum, pedagogy, educational psychology, etc. The focus of one body of work on Indigenous education is a welcome enhancement to the pursuit of the field of Indigenous educational aspirations and development.


Indigenous education Aboriginal education Native education school systems Indigenous curriculum teaching and learning Indigenous pedagogy Indigenous achievement Indigenous students Colonialism and Education indigeneity marginalisation in education

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Ann McKinley
    • 1
  • Linda Tuhiwai Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Māori and Indigenous StudiesThe University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3898-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3899-0
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