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ERIC Number: EJ994901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Considering Indigenous Knowledges and Mathematics Curriculum
Sterenberg, Gladys
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v13 n1 p18-32 2013
Across Canada, significant program changes in school mathematics have been made that encourage teachers to consider Aboriginal perspectives. In this article, I investigate one Aboriginal teacher's approaches to integrating Indigenous knowledges and the mandated mathematics curriculum in a Blackfoot First Nation school. Using a framework that explicates Western and Indigenous mathematics, I describe two approaches involving the construction of a model house and learning from place by visiting a sacred site. By problematizing the notion of integration, I claim that developing an understanding of Indigenous and Western worldviews might offer generative possibilities for this complex endeavor. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada