This book explores the impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Japan and Australia, where it has heralded change in the rights of Indigenous Peoples to have their histories, cultures, and lifeways taught in culturally appropriate and respectful ways in mainstream education systems.

The book examines the impact of imposed education on Indigenous Peoples’ pre-existing education values and systems, considers emergent approaches towards Indigenous education in the post-imperial context of migration, and critiques certain professional development, assessment, pedagogical approaches and curriculum developments.

This book will be of great interest to researchers and lecturers of education specialising in Indigenous Education, as well as postgraduate students of education and teachers specialising in Indigenous Education.

chapter Chapter 1|22 pages

Introducing Indigenous education in Japan and Australia

ByPeter J. Anderson, Koji Maeda, Zane M. Diamond, Chizu Sato

part Part I|88 pages

Historical perspectives on Indigenous education, Indigenous higher education, and teacher education in Japan and Australia

chapter Chapter 2|41 pages

An Indigenous history of education in Japan and Australia

ByChizu Sato, Zane M. Diamond

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

The place of Indigenous Peoples in multicultural education

Policies, debates, and practices in Australia and Japan
ByKaori Okano

chapter Chapter 4|11 pages

Higher education in Japan and the history of Ainu demands

ByKoji Maeda

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Indigenous higher education in historical context in Australia

ByLeanne Holt

part Part II|98 pages


chapter Chapter 6|13 pages

Challenges and responses to UNDRIP in Australian and Japanese Indigenous education

ByZane M. Diamond, Chizu Sato

chapter Chapter 7|25 pages

Embracing and resisting Indigenist perspectives in Australian pre-service teacher education

ByPeter J. Anderson, Zane M. Diamond, Jeane F. Diamond

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Teacher education issues in Okinawa

ByKengo Kakazu, Eisuke Saito

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

Questioning current issues in the higher education sector for Japan’s Ainu People

ByJeffrey J. Gayman, Masayuki Ueno

chapter Chapter 10|23 pages

Stabilising and sustaining Indigenous leadership in Australian universities

ByPeter J. Anderson, Zane M. Diamond

part Part III|46 pages

Considering post-imperial Indigenous education in Japan and Australia