This is an abstract from an interesting article about OBE issue in Papua New Guinea. Do find time to search the article and read for yourself.
Indigenous knowledge in the science curriculum: avoiding neo-colonialism (By: Ann Ryan)
Received: 30 November 2007 / Accepted: 30 November 2007 / Published online: 24 January 2008
Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
Abstract Science education in Papua New Guinea has been influenced by neo-colonial practices that have significantly contributed to the silencing of the Papua New Guinea voice. This silencing has led to the production of science curriculum documents that are irrelevant to the students for whom they are written. To avoid being caught up in neocolonial practices, Western science educators ought to consider the notion of cultural mediators. This position, I argue, infers an obligation to take responsibility for their actions and to consider postcolonial discourses as a way of understanding the relationships and dialogue between different ways of knowing.
Keywords Papua New Guinea Neocolonialism Science education Curriculum