Old and New Exchange: Transitioning to Modernity and Beyond

  • Zane Ma Rhea
Part of the Postcolonial Studies in Education book series (PCSE)


In this chapter, the activities of individuals will be heard most strongly as students, university administrators, academics, bureaucrats, politicians or education services brokers, highlighting those parts of the tangible evidence where the importance of individual interests is the main focus although certainly individuals act within the universities and national and global perspectives that are the foci of the following chapters. This chapter allows an analysis of mental models that are employed by individuals to help them to negotiate complex cross-cultural knowledge exchanges. This discussion will focus on one of the interlocking aspects presented in the first chapter; individual interests. Tangible evidence of old and new exchanges will be presented (anonymously) through a series of examples drawn from interview data. Metanarratives that surround these exchanges, the prevailing opinions of the individuals involved, will then be discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zane Ma Rhea
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationVictoriaAustralia

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