ERIC Number: ED365526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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African Cultural Perspectives and the Teaching of Science.
Jegede, Olugbemiro J.
There is evidence in the literature indicating that western education was used not to promote the healthy coexistence of the western and the African cultures but as a sanitizing and civilizing medium. This document describes the need to design science education that adequately meets the needs of the African in such a way that the African view of nature, sociocultural factors, and the logical dialectical reasoning embedded in African metaphysics are taken care of within a changing global community. It is concluded that Science/Technology/Society education would seem to be the medium with the most comprehensive, effective, and adequate attributes for achieving this end result. (PR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Africa; Nature of Science; Nigeria; Science Technology and Society Courses