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ERIC Number: EJ1177866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-8457
Traditional Healers' Views on Their Indigenous Knowledge and the Science Curriculum
Hewson, Mariana G.
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, v16 n3 p317-332 2012
African traditional healers (THs) were interviewed in order to explore their indigenous knowledge (IK) concerning natural science topics and science teaching, with potential implications for school science curriculum. First, THs in Lesotho were interviewed about their general ideas and these were compared with ideas obtained from THs in a previous study in South Africa. Then THs in the Western Cape (South Africa) were interviewed about more specific aspects of their IK that could usefully be taught, and also invited to demonstrate teaching methods. The traditional healers interviewed in these studies expressed a coherent view about what could be taught, how to teach it, and enthusiasm to become more engaged in the schooling of African children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; Lesotho
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