Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 27 June 2019

Decolonization, Early Childhood Education, and Human Rights-Based Approach: Regenerating New Cultures, Perspectives, and Actors

Max Regus

Indonesian Catholic University of St. Paul Ruteng, Indonesia

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10.31014/aior.1993.02.02.74

Pages: 415-425

Keywords: Education, ECE, Decolonization, Human Rights, Third World

Abstract

This paper critically argues that education is considered one of the strategic tools in slicing up the colonial legacy, mentality, and ‘the neo-colonialism governance.' This comes from a reflection on a supra-domination showed by the liberal countries to the developing countries specifically relating to the practice of early childhood education (ECE) under the shadow of a colonial atmosphere. Thus, this paper is aimed to propose a decolonization and human rights as perspectives in ‘regenerating' a new model of ECE in the non-Western world that presents new triangle aspects: cultures, perspectives, and actors.

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