Indigenous Higher Education

Indigenous education has been another research passion of mine, especially looking at ways to provide greater higher education access to indigenous peoples in rural and remote locations and to individuals from disadvantaged and low socioeconomic background settings. Recognizing that there was no existing comparative, international, and development education volume that specifically focused on indigenous education, in 2010 I invited two experts (Sheng Yao Cheng and Maureen K. Porter) to help me co-edit a volume that could help fill this void. Published in 2015, Indigenous Education: Language, Culture, and Identity has since received wide recognition and work is currently underway to have sections of the book translated into Chinese and Bangla. The book includes contributions from a carefully-assembled team of world-renowned indigenous education scholars who contributed to this 22-chapter volume. I was the lead author on three chapters in the volume that included examining how indigenous peoples are among the most-disadvantaged and underrepresented peoples in higher education worldwide.