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ERIC Number: EJ1047867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Science Education and Its Integration in Grades 7 and 8 Canadian Science Curriculum Documents
Kim, Eun-Ji Amy; Dionne, Liliane
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v14 n4 p311-329 2014
Though science education has been prominent in the Canadian educational system, researchers increasingly recognize the scientific and educational value of integrating traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) into their curriculum. Despite national strategies to integrate TEK, Canada has yet to initiate a comprehensive study of its prevalence and representation within the curriculum. This study is the first to explore the current status of TEK in provincial Grade 7 and 8 science curricula and to make recommendations for further research. The results from a mixed methods content analysis of the official curricula reveal a high variation in the prevalence and representations of TEK.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada