Bridging Cultures: Indigenous & Scientific Ways Of...

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Item#: 9780132105576
Author Aikenhead & Michell
Cover Paperback
On Hand 2
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Reasons for Placing Indigenous Knowledge in School Science
Chapter 3 Eurocentric Science: Background
Chapter 4 Eurocentric Sciences
Chapter 5 Indigenous Knowledge: Background
Chapter 6 Indigenous Ways of Living in Nature
Chapter 7 Comparing the Two Ways of Knowing Nature
Chapter 8 Building Bridges: General Advice for Teachers

Review Quotes
"The text has a wide appeal and range of knowledge that would benefit both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers, students and teacher candidates, as well as specialist scientists or generalists. The book raises the awareness of a gap in literature regarding an understanding of the diverse worldviews of Indigenous peoples …

Dr. Marie Battiste
Director, Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan   "The words from this book will be cited repatedly and gratefully by countless people, as they walk between two worlds, crossing cultural bridges and attempting to create a balanced and harmonious understanding of the world we live in."

Dr. Nancy Maryboy
President, Indigenous Education Institute, Friday Harbor, WA; Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona   "I found this book fascinating. It offered me a clear summary of a wide corpus of work framing scientific and Indigenous ways of knowing …. I will definitely use the publication with my pre-service and in-service teachers in science and technology education and Education for Sustainable Development classes.”

Dr. Steve Alsop
Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Ontario   "I regard this book as seminal in helping people to not only recognize the need to build cultural bridges but to also provide some ways of doing this."

Pauline Waiti
Manager, Maori and Pasifika Education Publications Team, Learning Media Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand