Research in Science Education

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 337–355 | Cite as

Integrating Western and Aboriginal Sciences: Cross-Cultural Science Teaching

  • Glen Aikenhead


The article addresses issues of social power and privilege experienced by Aboriginal students in science classrooms. First, I present a rationale for a cross-cultural science education dedicated to all students making personal meaning out of their science classrooms. Then I describe a practical research and development project, “Rekindling Traditions: Cross-Cultural Science & Technology Units,” that modestly illustrates cross-cultural science teaching for years 6–11, in which Western and Aboriginal sciences are integrated. This integration is discussed in terms of the “Rekindling Traditions” units, including the assessment of students.

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  • Glen Aikenhead
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  1. 1.University of SaskatchewanCanada

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