The intent of this paper is to question whether volunteer organizations should be exporting Euro-western pedagogy to indigenous cultures. Specifically, is the exclusion of indigenous culture and knowledge in education detrimental to community development and the ultimate sustainability of societies? The term Euro-western is used in reference to pedagogy that combines European and Western educational methodologies. The term bi-cultural education refers to teaching methods that combine Euro-western and indigenous knowledge. The author focuses on two main questions: Are there situations in which a bi-cultural educational approach is appropriate? Are there situations in which indigenous teaching is most appropriate, and Euro-western methods should not be introduced? The author completed a research residency relating to these topics and questions in Kathmandu, Nepal.
|Commitee:||Kees, Susan B., Sharp, Lloyd|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||MAI 47/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Bilingual education, Cultural anthropology, Early childhood education|
|Keywords:||Bi-cultural education, Educational ethics, Euro-western education, Indigenous education, Nepal, Non-profit organization|
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