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ERIC Number: EJ1093014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Barriers to the Inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge Concepts in Teaching, Research, and Outreach
Semali, Ladislaus M.; Grim, Brian J.; Maretzki, Audrey N.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n2 p73-88 2006
This study was performed to develop and test a theoretical model of the barriers and supports experienced by employees at a major land-grant university that affect their likelihood of incorporating place-based or indigenous knowledge (IK) into their teaching, research, and/or outreach activities. To test this model, we conducted a statewide survey of Penn State faculty at twenty-four campuses and Penn State extension educators from the sixty-seven counties in the commonwealth. The findings from this study suggest that educators' use of IK-related knowledge could be defined as "segmental," as opposed to reflecting a commitment to the intrinsic value of such knowledge. The educators' use of such knowledge was related to academic rank, geographic location of the individual's worksite, peer support received, and the technical or nontechnical nature of the individual's academic discipline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania