"See you on the road...?" Post-colonial pedagogies in the age of Howard and Hanson

Year: 1997

Author: Johnson-Riordan, Lorraine

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Pat Dodson closed the Reconciliation Convention in Melbourne in May this year with the words "See you on the road." But the Convention, and events surrounding it, have brought to the surface crucial questions - ethical, moral, political, epistemological - which impact teacher-cultural workers engaging in de/colonizing pedagogies in classrooms and other pedagogical sites. Drawing on critical tools in feminist postcolonial cultural theories ( about history and truth, memory and forgetting, fact and fiction, denial and justification) this paper offers a meditation on the contemporary scene and suggests possible ways forward.