Western Structures Meet Native Traditions

Western Structures Meet Native Traditions
The Interfaces of Educational Cultures

by Cheryl Woolsey Des Jarlais

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2008-10-01
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 1607529971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Western educational practices have become global, the cultural aspects and the problems associated with them have become more apparent as they are contrasted with local ways of learning and knowing in the widely diverse societies around the world. The Western world has tended to assume that its concepts of progress and development should be universally welcomed, especially in countries that are struggling economically. Most cultures tend to feel a similar preference for their own world views. However, the West has had a history of not only ethnocentrism, but colonialism, in which it has forcibly attempted to reshape the cultures, societies, politics, and economics of conquered territories in its own likeness. Though some of the more overt, political colonialist practices have been abandoned, colonial ways of thinking, thinking about thinking, and training in how to think, are still practiced, and these in turn, through the education of each nation-state’s children, affect every aspect of economics, politics, and social development in the global village that our world has become. It is critical to examine the basic assumptions of Western education in order to trace their effects on local ways of knowing in many areas which may not share these assumptions, and which may be threatened and destroyed by them as global interaction in politics, economics, and education increases. The argument that education is primarily a moral endeavor may have been forced into the background for a time by rationalism and secularism, but it is reappearing as an important consideration in education once again. The question remains, however; whose morality should be institutionalized by compulsory educational programs—that of the individual, the family, the professional, the elite, the state, or the nation? And if the rules of science are no longer the single authority in identifying truth and reality, who decides the authorities we should rely on?

Meet Me at the Palaver

Meet Me at the Palaver
Narrative Pastoral Counseling in Postcolonial Contexts

by Tapiwa N. Mucherera

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 163087468X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Meet Me at the Palaver makes the case for a particular approach to pastoral counseling as a response to the destructive impact of colonial Christianity on indigenous African communities. The book opens with stories of destructive change brought to indigenous contexts (such as Zimbabwe, Africa), wherein the culture, values, religion, and humanity of African peoples were often marginalized. Mucherera demonstrates that therapy or counseling as taught in the West will not always suffice in such contexts, since these approaches tend to promote and focus on individuality, autonomy, and independence. Counselors in indigenous contexts need to "get off their couch or chair" and into the neighborhoods--into those places made vulnerable to disease and poverty by the collapse of "the palaver" and other traditional institutions of social stability. Since storytelling was at the heart of the practices of the palaver and continues to be a way of life in African cultures, Mucherera argues for a holistic narrative pastoral counseling approach to assess and service the three basic areas of human needs in indigenous African communities: body, mind, and spirit.

Ecological Education in Action

Ecological Education in Action
On Weaving Education, Culture, and the Environment

by Gregory A. Smith,Dilafruz R. Williams

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780791439852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Celebrates the work of educators who explore ecological issues in school and non-school settings. Gives examples of ways to impact the thinking of children and adults in order to affirm the values of sufficiency, mutual support, and community.

The Formation of Pastoral Counselors

The Formation of Pastoral Counselors
Challenges and Opportunities

by Duane R. Bidwell,Joretta L. Marshall

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2007-03
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0789032953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two dozen clinicians and scholars reflect on The Formation of Pastoral Counselors from clinical, theological and theoretical perspectives. This book explores the challenges to the personal and professional formation of pastoral counselors in a cultural and historic context that is radically different from the era when the profession first emerged as a specialized ministry. Contributors examine formation from a variety of contexts and perspectives, including spirituality and gender, address theological education and intercultural issues, and present emerging models for pastoral counselors. The Formation of Pastoral Counselors examines ideas about appropriate content and processes for the formation of pastoral care professionals and looks at specialized contextual training models that form their emerging identities. The book's contributors call on extensive experience in pastoral theology, care, and counseling to explore the essential components of formation across different contexts; how those contextual realities change the delivery systems; the epistemological nature of formation; reasons for the limited roles that formal theological education and spiritual experience seem to play at the moment; and why formation is rarely formally addressed in pastoral counseling training.--from publisher's description.

Sociopolitical Perspectives on Language Policy and Planning in the USA

Sociopolitical Perspectives on Language Policy and Planning in the USA
A Book

by Thom Huebner,Kathryn A. Davis

  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release : 1999-11-15
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 9027298882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is the result of a colloquium on socio-political dimensions of language policy and language planning held at the 1997 American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference. The focus is on language planning and policy in the USA, but the issues raised will be applicable to other parts of the world as well. Three broad issues are addressed: general aspects, case studies dealing with certain languages or ethnic groups, and language planning in practice. The first, general, part, provides a historical analysis of language planning and language policy in the US, and proceeds to deal with maintenance and loss of indigenous languages, and the constraints imposed by current policies and how these constraints can be effectively dealt with. The second part contains a number of case studies. It discusses aspects of planning policies pertaining to pidgin languages, gestural languages used by the deaf (ASL) and constraints in foreign language education; this part also raises issues relating to ethnic groups, concentrating on the position of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the US. In the third part some practical issues are raised by looking into the role of language and culture in teaching reading, foreign language policy in higher education, Hawaiian language regenisis, and gender neutralization in American English. The book is a tribute to Charlene Junko Sato, a sociolinguist and a language activist. She died in 1996 and will be remembered for her work not only in linguistics, but also for her dedication in advancing Hawaiian Pidgin, influencing language policy through various publications and court-room appearances.

Structural Depths of Indian Thought

Structural Depths of Indian Thought
A Book

by P. T. Raju

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1985-01-01
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN : 1438416784
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"No other work treating Indian philosophy on a comparable scale contains the illuminating comparisons between doctrines of Indian schools and the thought of Western philosophy ranging from Plato to Sartre and Wittgenstein...It will, moreover, contribute to the understanding of Western philosophy by Indian thinkers and vice versa...Raju has an intimate acquaintance with a remarkable range of Western thinkers and this distinguishes his work from most of what has gone before...Raju, moreover, is himself a critical thinker and consequently, although he has written a history, he treats the ideas and doctrines in a philosophical mode and his assessments of positions are often original and illuminating." -- John E. Smith, Clark Professor of Philosophy, Yale University "Purpose: To deal with Indian philosophy in a fashion reflecting the way the best German historians of philosophy deal with Western philosophy...The book is remarkable for its comprehensiveness in combination with extensive critical discussions...Raju's book...is more critical than Radhakrishnan's and more philosophical than Dasgupta's. Radhakrishnan's comments are far less philosophically sophisticated and interesting than Raju's....a monument to a senior Indian philosopher's lifelong study and thoughtful critical consideration of the great classical systems of his tradition." -- Karl H. Potter, Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington "Raju's credentials are impeccable. He is one of the few scholars in the world who could presume to write a major work on Indian thought. Accordingly, his knowledge of the Indian schools is accurate and impressive. To the extent that one of his intentions is to cast those schools in terms which make them more intelligible to western readers, his work measures up very well." -- Harold H. Oliver, Professor of Philosophy, Boston University

Rural Sociology

Rural Sociology
A Book

by Rajendra Kumar Sharma

  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9788171566716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Book Has Been Written To Serve As A Textbook For Students Of M.A. Sociology In Various Universities In The Paper On Rural Sociology.While The Matter For The Book Has Been Gathered From Standard Books, Journals And Newspapers, Data Have Been Selected From Government Publication India And Other Such Sources. The Matter Has Been Presented In An Analytical Style Using Central, Side And Running Headings To Make The Subject Easy To Understand And Remember. The Language Used Is Easy And Free From Technical Jargon. In Matters Of Discussion, Integral And Holistic Approach Has Been Adopted To Give A Balanced View. Selected Questions Drawn From University Papers Have Been Given At The End Of Each Chapter To Enable The Students To Prepare For Examination. Thus, An Attempt Has Been Made To Make This Work An Ideal Textbook On The Subject.It Is Hoped That The Book Would Also Be Of Great Help To Trainees, Agriculturists And Social Workers.

Deconstructing the Stereotype: Reconsidering Indian Culture, Literature and Cinema

Deconstructing the Stereotype: Reconsidering Indian Culture, Literature and Cinema
A Book

by Kaustav Chakraborty

  • Publisher : diplom.de
  • Release : 2014-04-01
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 3954897407
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stereotypes are mere 'pictures in our heads'. Prejudice and suspicion against all that is perceived of as ‘different’ give rise to cultural stereotypes. Creating stereotypes also involves connecting the created categories with values, equipping the categories with an ideational label. Thus, stereotypes often contain the presupposition that one’s own group represents the normal, or even universal and that one’s own culture and ist socially construed concepts of reality is superior and normative in relation to other cultures and world-views. The stereotypes are not just one person’s private attitude but are always shared with a larger socio-cultural group. Stereotypes result in simplifications that prevent people from seeing the ‘otherized’ individuals as they truly are. This book, aims at transgressing the boundaries of the strategically generated stereotyped image of a homogenous Indian culture. Rather, by highlighting the marginalised issues related to class, caste and gender, this book, by citing examples of select Indian literary and cinematic representations, argues that the stigma related to the non-conformist /alternative/minority identities, is baseless and fraudulent.

Liberation Cricket

Liberation Cricket
West Indies Cricket Culture

by Hilary Beckles,Brian Stoddart

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 9780719043154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Of the global community of cricketers, the West Indians are, arguably, the most well-known and feared. This book shows how this tradition of cricketing excellence and leadership emerged, and how it contributed to the rise of West Indian nationalism and independence.

A History of Mobility in New Mexico

A History of Mobility in New Mexico
Mobile Landscapes and Persistent Places

by Lindsay M. Montgomery

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-03-31
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 100034648X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of Mobility in New Mexico uses the often-enigmatic chipped stone assemblages of the Taos Plateau to chart patterns of historical mobility in northern New Mexico. Drawing on evidence of spatial patterning and geochemical analyses of stone tools across archaeological landscapes, the book examines the distinctive mobile modalities of different human communities, documenting evolving logics of mobility—residential, logistical, pastoral, and settler colonial. In particular, it focuses on the diversity of ways that Indigenous peoples have used and moved across the Plateau landscape from deep time into the present. The analysis of Indigenous movement patterns is grounded in critical Indigenous philosophy, which applies core principles within Indigenous thought to the archaeological record in order to challenge conventional understandings of occupation, use, and abandonment. Providing an Indigenizing approach to archaeological research and new evidence for the long-term use of specific landscape features, A History of Mobility in New Mexico presents an innovative approach to human-environment interaction for readers and scholars of North American history.

The Secret History of Democracy

The Secret History of Democracy
A Book

by Benjamin Isakhan,Stephen Stockwell

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2011-01-28
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0230299466
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the intriguing idea that there is much more democracy in human history than is generally acknowledged. It establishes that democracy was developing across greater Asia before classical Athens, clung on during the 'Dark Ages', often formed part of indigenous governance and is developing today in unexpected ways.

The Orayvi Split: Structure and history

The Orayvi Split: Structure and history
A Book

by Peter M. Whiteley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 1137
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Magazine of Western History

Magazine of Western History
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Preserving Western History

Preserving Western History
A Book

by Andrew Gulliford

  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN : 9780826333100
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Essays address essential topics related to the preservation and presentation of historical sites and materials related to the American West.

Indigenous Legal Traditions

Indigenous Legal Traditions
A Book

by Law Commission of Canada

  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release : 2011-11-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 077484373X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The essays in this book present important perspectives on the role of Indigenous legal traditions in reclaiming and preserving the autonomy of Aboriginal communities and in reconciling the relationship between these communities and Canadian governments. Although Indigenous peoples had their own systems of law based on their social, political, and spiritual traditions, under colonialism their legal systems have often been ignored or overruled by non-Indigenous laws. Today, however, these legal traditions are being reinvigorated and recognized as vital for the preservation of the political autonomy of Aboriginal nations and the development of healthy communities.

The Western Impact on World Music

The Western Impact on World Music
Change, Adaptation, and Survival

by Bruno Nettl

  • Publisher : Schirmer Reference
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes a brief discussion of urban Aboriginal music; compares vigor of American Indian traditional music styles with loss of Aboriginal cultural traditions; anecdotal evidence from Adelaide.

The Terrible Indian Wars of the West

The Terrible Indian Wars of the West
A History from the Whitman Massacre to Wounded Knee, 1846-1890

by Jerry Keenan

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2016-04-12
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0786499400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Best American Indian History, Indian Wars”--True West “Recommend.... Civil War buffs will get a kick out of seeing the pre- and post-Civil War careers of some great Union and Confederate officers”--Civil War News “The chronological timeline is very valuable and the book has a good index and a solid list of recommended readings. Full of interesting stories about individuals and events and the author’s candid commentary, the book is engaging and a useful reference source”--ARBA “A comprehensive examination of the wars between European immigrants and indigenous peoples throughout the Western United States between 1846 and 1890”--ProtoView “A comprehensive narrative...fill[s] a void by presenting a new inclusive study of the Western Indian Wars, one that enables readers to arrive at a fresh and more enlightened view of these terrible conflicts and emerge with a deeper understanding of how they developed and the lamentable consequences that resulted...tells what happened; what brought on the wars, and how they were prosecuted...Keenan has filled the need for an all-encompassing single volume history of the Western Indian wars...brings together the most recent works in the field, and from them distills a comprehensive, readable narrative, historically accurate, yet without the minutiae found in more detailed studies of individual campaigns and battles”--SirReadaLot.org Expansion! The history of the United States might well be summed up in that single word. The Indian Wars of the American West were a continuation of the struggle that began with the arrival of the first Europeans, and escalated as they advanced across the Appalachians before American independence had been won. This history of the Indian Wars of the Trans-Mississippi begins with the earliest clashes between Native Americans and Anglo-European settlers. The author provides a comprehensive narrative of the conflict in eight parts, covering eight geographical regions--the Pacific Northwest; California and Nevada; New Mexico, the Central Plains, the Southern Plains; Iowa, Minnesota and the Northern Plains; the Intermountain West, and the Desert Southwest--with an epilogue on Wounded Knee. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}

Rockshelter Excavations in the East Hamersley Range, Pilbara Region, Western Australia

Rockshelter Excavations in the East Hamersley Range, Pilbara Region, Western Australia
A Book

by Dawn Cropper,W. Boone Law

  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2018-08-13
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : 1784919772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume offers a detailed study of six exceptional rockshelter sites from the inland Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Consisting of 18 chapters, it is rich with colour photographs, illustrations, and figures, including high-resolution images of the rockshelter sites, excavations, stratigraphic sections, cultural features, and artefacts.

Intersight

Intersight
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Meeting of Religions and the Trinity

Meeting of Religions and the Trinity
A Book

by Gavin D'Costa

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2000-06-29
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN : 9780567087300
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most discussed topics of our time is Christianity's relation to other religions. In this important new book, one of Britain's leading contemporary theologians develops a sharp and penetrating critique of the pluralist position. In the tradition of Alasdair MacIntyre and John Milbank, D'Costa shows that too often it masks a secularizing agenda, traceable to the worst apects of Enlightenment modernity. Even by its own criteria, pluralism does not succeed. D'Costa demonstrates this by exploring the 'meeting of the religions' in its leading exponents from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. He discovers the influence of Western modernist thought or else a veiled exclusivism not only in Hick, Knitter, Cohn-Sherbok and Panikkar, but even in Radhakrishnan and the Dalai Lama. He then goes on to establish an alternative Trinitarian approach to interreligious prayer and tolerance, drawing on recent discussions of other religions as 'vehicles of salvation'. The final section of the book represents the first major systematic theological study of interfaith prayer.