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ERIC Number: ED391693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Incorporation of the World Views of Indigenous Cultures: A Dilemma In the Practice and Teaching of Western Science.
Kawagley, Angayuqaq Oscar; And Others
The teaching of science in the United States is dominated by examples of the contributions of European and American scientists. The multitude of contributions of knowledge and ways of thinking of the many other cultures of the world have been largely ignored. This paper presents evidence from the Yupiaq culture in southwestern Alaska that demonstrates that indigenous cultures have developed their own scientific bodies of knowledge and ways of thinking about the world that differs in crucial ways from that of Western Science. Yupiaq contributions to science and technology and Yupiaq world views are described. Implications for curriculum development and pedagogy are discussed. (JRH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A