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Bridging cultures : scientific and indigenous ways of knowing nature /
Glen Aikenhead, Herman Michell.
imprint
Toronto, ON : Pearson Canada, c2011.
description
xii, 196 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN
0132105578 (Paper), 9780132105576 (Paper)
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imprint
Toronto, ON : Pearson Canada, c2011.
isbn
0132105578 (Paper)
9780132105576 (Paper)
contents note
Reasons for placing indigenous knowledge in school science -- Eurocentric science: background -- Eurocentric sciences -- Indigenous knowledge: background -- Indigenous ways of living in nature -- Comparing the two ways of knowing nature -- Building bridges of understanding: general advice for teachers.
general note
Cover subtitle: Indigenous and scientific ways of knowing nature
catalogue key
7458751
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index.
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"The text has a wide appeal and range of knowledge that would benefit both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers, students and teacher candidates, as well as specialist scientists or generalists. The book raises the awareness of a gap in literature regarding an understanding of the diverse worldviews of Indigenous peoples … Dr. Marie Battiste Director, Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan "The words from this book will be cited repatedly and gratefully by countless people, as they walk between two worlds, crossing cultural bridges and attempting to create a balanced and harmonious understanding of the world we live in." Dr. Nancy Maryboy President, Indigenous Education Institute, Friday Harbor, WA; Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona "I found this book fascinating. It offered me a clear summary of a wide corpus of work framing scientific and Indigenous ways of knowing …. I will definitely use the publication with my pre-service and in-service teachers in science and technology education and Education for Sustainable Development classes." Dr. Steve Alsop Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Ontario "I regard this book as seminal in helping people to not only recognize the need to build cultural bridges but to also provide some ways of doing this." Pauline Waiti Manager, Maori and Pasifika Education Publications Team, Learning Media Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
"The text has a wide appeal and range of knowledge that would benefit both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers, students and teacher candidates, as well as specialist scientists or generalists. The book raises the awareness of a gap in literature regarding an understanding of the diverse worldviews of Indigenous peoples & Dr. Marie Battiste Director, Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan "The words from this book will be cited repatedly and gratefully by countless people, as they walk between two worlds, crossing cultural bridges and attempting to create a balanced and harmonious understanding of the world we live in." Dr. Nancy Maryboy President, Indigenous Education Institute, Friday Harbor, WA; Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona "I found this book fascinating. It offered me a clear summary of a wide corpus of work framing scientific and Indigenous ways of knowing &. I will definitely use the publication with my pre-service and in-service teachers in science and technology education and Education for Sustainable Development classes.” Dr. Steve Alsop Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Ontario "I regard this book as seminal in helping people to not only recognize the need to build cultural bridges but to also provide some ways of doing this." Pauline Waiti Manager, Maori and Pasifika Education Publications Team, Learning Media Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Reasons for Placing Indigenous Knowledge in School Science
Eurocentric Science: Background
Eurocentric Sciences
Indigenous Knowledge: Background
Indigenous Ways of Living in Nature
Comparing the Two Ways of Knowing Nature
Building Bridges: General Advice for Teachers
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