What Is Indigenous Knowledge?: Voices from the Academy

What Is Indigenous Knowledge?: Voices from the Academy

by Ladislaus M. Semali, Joe L. Kincheloe
     
 

What is Indigenous Knowledge? focuses on the non-Western challenge to Eurocentric education, in particular, the way that challenge has been conceptualized in terms of indigenous knowledge. The editors and contributors maintain that the study of indigenous knowledge injects a dramatic dynamic into the analysis of knowledge production and the rules ofSee more details below

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What is Indigenous Knowledge? focuses on the non-Western challenge to Eurocentric education, in particular, the way that challenge has been conceptualized in terms of indigenous knowledge. The editors and contributors maintain that the study of indigenous knowledge injects a dramatic dynamic into the analysis of knowledge production and the rules of scholarship. Such a dynamic opens a new discussion in not only the discipline of education, but in a variety of scholarly fields including philosophy, cultural studies, agriculture, health, nutrition, music and religion. This book delineates not only what constitutes indigenous knowledge, but how it can be used in various educational contexts both non-Western and Western. Indeed, Western curriculums may never be the same after studies of indigenous knowledge are infused into them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815331575
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Indigenous Knowledge and Schooling Series
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Preface: Decolonizing Indigenous Knowledge
Ch. 1Introduction: What is Indigenous Knowledge and Why Should We Study It?3
Ch. 2Indigenous Knowledge and Schooling: A Continuum Between Conflict and Dialogue59
Ch. 3Indigenous Knowledge as a Component of the School Curriculum79
Ch. 4Community as Classroom: (Re)Valuing Indigenous Literacy95
Ch. 5Science Education in Nonwestern Cultures: Towards a Theory of Collateral Learning119
Ch. 6Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Learning, Indigenous Research143
Ch. 7Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Ecological Literacy Through Initiation into People's Science157
Ch. 8Indigenous Knowledge and Ethnomathematics Approach in the Brazilian Landless People Education179
Ch. 9Indigenous Music Education in Africa191
Ch. 10The Inseparable Link Between Intellectual and Spiritual Formation in Indigenous Knowledge and Education: A Case Study in Tanzania209
Ch. 11Indigenous Languages in the School Curriculum: What Happened to Kiswahili in Kenya?227
Ch. 12Indigenous Knowledge Systems for an Alternative Culture in Science: The Role of Nutritionists in Africa243
Ch. 13Agricultural Extension Education and the Transfer of Knowledge in an Egyptian Oasis269
Ch. 14Indigenous People's Knowledge and Education: A Tool for Development285
Ch. 15Local Knowledge Systems and Vocational Education in Developing Countries305
Ch. 16Indigenous Knowledge, Historical Amnesia and Intellectual Authority: Deconstructing Hegemony and the Social and Political Implications of the Curricular "Other"317
Ch. 17Indigenous Knowledge: An Interpretation of Views from Indigenous Peoples333
About the Editors and Contributors361
Index367

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