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Ogunniyi, M. B.; Ogawa, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
Since the World Conference on Higher Education organized by UNESCO in 1998, higher educational institutions around the world have been called upon to produce educators (teachers) who are able to motivate their learners to: (1) develop an awareness about, and a valid understanding of the Nature of Science (NOS); and (2) relate such knowledge to the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience
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le Grange, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
In their article Ogunniyi and Ogawa explore the prospects and challenges of training South African and Japanese educators to enact an indigenized science curriculum. They discuss the nature of science and the nature of indigenous knowledge (IK) and also that IK is acknowledged alongside Western science as a legitimate way of knowing in the new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Indigenous Knowledge
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Reddy, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2000
The United Nations University (UNU) is an international academic organization which brings together leading international scholars to tackle world problems. This article describes for South African scholars, institutions, governments, and their agencies the importance of the work being undertaken by the UNU and encourages their participation. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, International Organizations, International Programs