Call Number: Mi'kmaq Resource Centre (E 96.2 A35 2011)
Publication Date: 2011
An Essential Tool for K-12 Science Teachers of Indigenous Students
Scientists and science educators are beginning to recognize the importance and place of traditional Indigenous knowledge in our understanding of the natural world. In Bridging Cultures, Glen Aikenhead and Herman Michell validate the role of traditional knowledge in the school science curriculum.
Ch 1. Introduction Ch 2. Reasons for Placing Indigenous Knowledge in School Science Ch 3. Eurocentric Science: Background Ch 4. Eurocentric Sciences Ch 5. Indigenous Knowledge: Background Ch 6. Indigenous Ways of Living in Nature Ch 7. Comparing the Two Ways of Knowing Nature Ch 8. Building Bridges: General Advice for Teachers
Author: Glen Aikenhead. Emeritus Professor, Curriculum Studies
This book describes a culturally responsive science curriculum that the author has been teaching for 25 years. The curriculum integrates Native American traditional values, teaching principles, and concepts of nature with those of modern Western science.
This book explores the nature of indigenous education, outlining key elements of American Indian perspectives on learning and teaching. It advocates developing a contemporary, culturally based, educational process founded upon traditional tribal values, orientations, and principles, while simultaneously using the most appropriate concepts, technologies, and content of modern education.
Author: Gregory Cajete is Director of Native American Studies and an Associate Professor in the Division of Language, Literacy and Socio cultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Kathy Snow, EdD
Assistant Professor, School of Professional Studies
Cape Breton University
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