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ERIC Number: EJ1019399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 98
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Repatriating Indigenous Technologies in an Urban Indian Community
Bang, Megan; Marin, Ananda; Faber, Lori; Suzukovich, Eli S., III
Urban Education, v48 n5 p705-733 Sep 2013
Indigenous people are significantly underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The solution to this problem requires a more robust lens than representation or access alone. Specifically, it will require careful consideration of the ecological contexts of Indigenous school age youth, of which more than 70% live in urban communities (National Urban Indian Family Coalition, 2008). This article reports emergent design principles derived from a community-based design research project. These emergent principles focus on the conceptualization and uses of technology in science learning environments designed for urban Indigenous youth. In order to strengthen learning environments for urban Indigenous youth, it is necessary, we argue, that scholars and educators take seriously the ways in which culture mediates relationships with, conceptions of, and innovations in technology and technologically related disciplines. Recognizing these relationships will inform the subsequent implications for learning environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois