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ERIC Number: ED528897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
An Annotated Aboriginal Science Bibliography
Palmer, W. P.
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Science is one area within Aboriginal Education which appears to receive comparatively little attention. The author experienced this in practice when he was lecturing in science education to trainee teachers on the topic of teaching science to Aboriginal students in secondary schools. As a newcomer to the Northern Territory the author does not have direct personal experience in this area and so he decided to search the literature. No previous bibliography of this topic was found. Initially searching revealed very little, but slowly the collection of interesting articles has increased, and whilst it is realised that the selection included in this bibliography is far from complete, it is offered to the reader as a starting point. Perhaps the area being considered needs to be defined more carefully. The initial aim of the selection was to focus upon the teaching of Western science to Aboriginal children, but this is a very narrow target and it was soon decided to broaden the field of view. The literature on adjacent topics such as articles on the methods for teaching Western knowledge to Aboriginals generally, articles about the teaching of mathematics and computers to Aboriginal students, and articles about the testing of Aboriginal intelligence are mentioned very briefly in the next section. This is because these were all considered relevant to the actual teaching of science for trainee teachers. The articles on science will be detailed in the section after next, with a brief comment on each article. An annotated bibliography is appended. (Contains 1 footnote.) [This article was published in: "The Aboriginal Child at School" Vol. 18 No. 5 p34-43 October/November 1990.]
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia