Category: Education and post-colonialism


The Spiral Jetty and the Palm Jumeirah: Robert Smithson’s Art and the Art of the Islamic Culture.

This paper intends to focus on the on some of the similarities and differences between the artist, Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty”, 1970, landform monument, created from sand and stone, and the Emirate of Dubai’s “Palm Jumeirah” 2006, landform monument, also created from sand and stone. While drastically different in scale, the “Spiral Jetty” is 460


De-colonizing Canadian Post-Secondary Education

In Canada, the recent Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada Report (2015) revealed the devastating impact of over a century of forced assimilation on Indigenous peoples. In the educational context, assimilation manifested itself in the residential school system, a system which existed from the late 19th century until 1996 and whose mandate was to “Kill


Cultural Taxation: Myth or Reality? Research in Progress

This presentation discusses the rationale and proposed research methods of a research project currently under development in Christchurch, New Zealand. The primary objective of this study is to document the experiences of Maori academics working in mainstream tertiary institutions. Of particular interest will be whether these academics experience any form of cultural taxation and to


The Relevance of History in an Impoverished Society: Analysis of a Discipline Going into Extinction in Nigeria Since 1960

The discipline of History is as old as modern educational curriculum. In the old Greek State of Athens, it was seen as a noble discipline meant for members of the Royal families and Nobles. This discipline was also adopted in Europe in the renaissance era where people were taught their roots. For this reason, seasoned