Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13

Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Education

by Ray Barnhardt & Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley - 2008

Up until now, the chapters in Part Three have advanced conversations among and within some of the horizons that are employed in Western cultures to make sense of human experience. Many competing traditions are omitted. Here we include one which reminds us how all traditions help us comprehend in certain ways—and miss other legitimate ways of understanding. Ray Barnhart and Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley challenge perhaps the most entrenched and powerful Western tradition, natural science, by showing how the focus on regularities often leads to the neglect of the meaning that can be discovered in the particular.

To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
Purchase this Article
Purchase Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Education
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.

This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 13, 2008, p. 223-241
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18474, Date Accessed: 9/27/2020 3:48:31 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Ray Barnhardt
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    E-mail Author
    RAY BARNHARDT is a professor of cross-cultural studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he has been involved in teaching and research related to Native education issues since 1970. He has served as the director of the Cross-Cultural Education Development Program, the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, and the Alaska Native Knowledge Network. His research interests include indigenous education, rural education, and place-based education.
  • Angayuqaq Kawagley
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    E-mail Author
    ANGAYUQAQ OSCAR KAWAGLEY was born at Mamterilleq, now known as Bethel, Alaska, where he was raised by a grandmother who encouraged his obtaining a Western education, along with the education he received as a Yupiaq child in the camps along the rivers of Southwest Alaska. Although this created conflicting values and caused confusion for him for many years, he feels he has come full circle and is now researching ways in which his Yupiaq people’s language and culture can be used in the classroom to meld the modern ways to the Yupiaq thought world. Along the way, he has completed four university degrees, including a Ph.D at the University of British Columbia. He recently retired as an associate professor of education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue