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Indigenising Curriculum: Questions posed by Baiga vidya.  Padma M. Sarangapani, Comparative Education, 2003.


Indigenous Knowledge Systems / Alaska Native Ways of Knowing.  Barnhardt, R., & Kawagley, A. O., Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 2005.


The Weirdest People in the World?   Joseph Henrich, Stephen J. Heine, Ara Norenzayan, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2010.  


Open Attention as a Tool for Observational Learning.  Suzanne Gaskins. Presented at Learning In and Out of School: Education Across the Globe, conference hosted at University of Notre Dame, 2012. 


Land as Pedagogy: Nishnaabeg intelligence and rebellious transformation.  Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, & Society, 2014. 


Consent and Colonial Pedagogies: Decolonizing Education from Residential to Public Schooling. Toby Rollo.


Reproducing Racism: Schooling and race in highland Bolivia.  Andrew Canessa, Race Ethnicity and Education, 2004. 


Suturing together Girls and Education: An investigation into the Social (Re)Production of Girls’ Education as a Hegemonic Ideology

Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education, 2015. 


Indigenous Knowledge: Foundations for First Nations.  Marie Battiste, World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium Journal, 2005.  


Less-structured time in children’s daily lives predicts self-directed executive functioning.  Barker JE, Semenov AD, Michaelson L, Provan LS, Snyder HR and Munakata Y, Frontiers in Psychology, 2014.


Play, ADHD, and the Construction of the Social Brain.  Jaak Panksepp, Journal of Play, 2008. 


The double-edged sword of pedagogy; instruction limits spontaneous exploration and discovery.  Elizabeth Bonawitz, Patrick Shafto, Hyowon Gweon, Isabel Chang, Sydney Katz, & Laura Schulz, Cognition, 2011. 


Education, Knowledge, and the Righting of Wrongs. Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives, 2012. 


Schooling the World: Exploring the critical course on sustainable development through an anthropological lens.  Helen Kopnina, International Journal of Educational Research, 2013. 


Factory Schools: Erasing Indigenous Identity. Survival International, 2019.


Progress Can Kill: How Imposed Development Destroys the Health of Tribal Peoples. Survival International, 2007.



The Cultural Nature of Human Development, Barbara Rogoff.  Oxford University Press, 2003.

The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood, David Lancy, John Bock, Suzanne Gaskins, eds.  Altamira Press, 2011.

Power and Place: Indian Education in America, Vine Deloria, Jr. and Daniel R. Wildcat, Fulcrum Publishing, 2001.

Look to the Mountain, An Ecology of Indigenous Education, Gregory Cajete, Kivaki Press, 1994.

Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior, Christopher Boehm, Harvard University Press, 1999.

Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental, & Cultural Perspectives,  Edited by Barry S. Hewlett and Michael e. Lamb, Transaction Publishers, 2005.

Schooling the Symbolic Animal. Edited by Bradley A.U. Levinson, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2000.

Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education, Edited by David C. Geary & Daniel B. Berch, Springer, 2016.


IK: Other Ways of Knowing

An electronic, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of indigenous knowledge from a global perspective. The journal is published twice yearly by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, and is co-sponsored by the Penn State Libraries and the Penn State Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, & Society

An undisciplinary, peer-reviewed, online Open Access journal committed to supporting and advancing decolonization scholarship, practice, and activism within and, more importantly, beyond and against, the academy.

Other Education

An open access international academic journal focused on the theory, philosophy and practice of educational alternatives, including alternatives to mainstream practices of education and schooling – home schooling, home education, and de-schooling – and alternative approaches within mainstream practices of education and schooling – alternative conceptions and practices of schooling, democratic schools, student voice, student-centred education, and the like.

Please leave suggestions for added resources in the comment form below.  Thank you! 

  1. Shweta YadavShweta Yadav09-29-2016

    The resource materials found here were very useful to me. I’m doing a dissertation on “alternate Education” within the context of India. Please help me by providing information regarding various journals in which i can publish my work. Looking forward to your reply. Thank you !!

    • Carol BlackCarol Black10-06-2016

      I’m glad these are helpful! Check out the three open access journals above — IK: Other Ways of Knowing, Other Education, and Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, & Society. You could also look at the journals where the articles above were originally published. Good luck!

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