By Gloria Emeagwali, Edward Shizha
This publication is an highbrow trip into epistemology, pedagogy, physics, structure, medication and metallurgy. the point of interest is on a number of dimensions of African Indigenous wisdom (AIK) with an emphasis at the sciences, a space that has been ignored in AIK discourse. The authors offer various perspectives and views on African indigenous medical and technological wisdom which may profit a large spectrum of lecturers, students, scholars, improvement brokers, and coverage makers, in either governmental and non-governmental enterprises, and let severe and replacement analyses and percentages for realizing technology and expertise in an African historic and modern context.
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This move has also been made possible by the indigenous peoples from different parts of the world who have been asserting for their human rights during the last two decades. Examples include the Aoteraroa of New Zealand, who influenced the translation of the New Zealand science curriculum into Maori by Maori elders in 1993; the Australian National curriculum that supports indigenous science; the South African Department of Education integration of indigenous knowledge in the school curriculum in 2002; and in Canada several ministries and departments of education recognize indigenous ways of knowing nature as fundamental content in school science (Aikenhead, 2011).
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African Indigenous Knowledge and the Sciences: Journeys into the Past and Present by Gloria Emeagwali, Edward Shizha