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First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Content & Perspectives Across the Curriculum: Indigenous Science

Indigenous perspectives in science education

Raspberries"When school science fails to nurture students’ Indigenous identities (Chinn, 2006) or fails to strengthen their resiliency (Sutherland, 2005), most students resist their science teacher’s instruction and thus become marginalized or alienated in school science. School science that excludes Indigenous knowledge from the curriculum is a neo-colonialist school science. On the other hand, an inclusive school science teaches Indigenous knowledge in culturally responsive ways to all students..."

Aikenhead, G. S., & Elliott, D. (2010). An emerging decolonizing science education in Canada. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 10(4), 321-338, doi: 10.1080/14926156.2010.524967

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