Community driven practice: community educators in the East Timorese community of Sydney work towards reconstructing cultural education.

Year: 2000

Author: MASKELL, J, EZUQUIEL, N

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
This is the story of a Community driven reflective teaching cycle &emdash; beginning with the question "what needs to be done? what aspects of culture are to be developed as curriculum? Complexities relating to pedagogy and language decisions in Timor are part of the story of this community driven activity. Educators from Mary McKillop Institute of East Timorese Studies and the East Timorese Cultural Centre have worked to develop cultural knowledge from elders to become curriculum materials in Timor LoroSae. The program began with the long term goal that community members (from Sydney) will return to Timor Loro Sae to teach children and to strengthen Tetun language.

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