Non-Western Educational Traditions: Indigenous Approaches to Educational Thought and Practice

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10
Themes and Lessons in the Study
of Non-Western Educational Traditions:
Toward a Beginning

The first chapter of this book suggested that “it is neither idealistic nor unrealistic to suggest that we can learn much from non-Western educational traditions. ” We have explored and examined a number of non-Western educational traditions in Non-Western Educational Traditions: Indigenous Approaches to Educational Thought and Practice, and are now in a better position to evaluate this claim. In each of the traditions that we have studied, there have been similarities both to other non-Western educational traditions and to our own Western tradition, just as each of the traditions has offered unusual and even unique features. In this final chapter, we look at some of the themes that appear to be fairly common across the different traditions we have examined and try to determine what lessons might be learned from these common themes. We also briefly discuss some of the many non-Western educational traditions that have not been addressed in this book, but that might merit the attention of scholars and educators in the future.


SOME COMMON THEMES IN INDIGENOUS
EDUCATIONAL TRADITIONS

Underlying the common themes that seem to be reflected in the various nonWestern educational traditions that we have studied is a powerful answer to the question, “Have we lost something important and valuable in Western education?” Until recently, Western scholars tended to view non-Western educational traditions as largely irrelevant and unrelated to their concerns, and, when they have dealt with such areas at all, they all too often did so through a very potent and distorting lens. That lens was the assumption that nonWestern educational traditions were in some significant way “primitive. ”

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