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Title: Science education and native Hawaiian peoples: a study of the dis/connection between science teaching and being native Hawaiian 
Author: Allaire, Franklin S.
Date: 2007-12
Abstract: The mainstream science education paradigm which permeates many public and private school systems does not recognize the indigenous knowledge of the Native Hawaiian culture as a viable partner in the cJassroom/laboratory to "traditional" scientific methods. Researchers and scholars argue that many science teachers align themselves to values associated with scientism resuJting in an atmosphere where a Hawaiian science teacher's beliefs and cultural identity are viewed as unscientific and unimportant. This creates a situation where teachers are forced to categorize themselves based on a single identity, in this case the choice between being Hawaiian or a science teacher. This singular identity system creates an atmosphere in which Indigenous science teachers, and in tum their students, must choose to either abandon their culture in favor of the "civilized" methods of science or to become disengaged from science as a whole. This thesis approaches the identity from a different perspective, one in which individuals have plural identities at different times. This theory will be supported by literary works such as Amartya Sen's Identity and Violence and Kwame Appiah's Cosmopolitanism as well as three cases studies involving science teachers of Native Hawaiian ancestry.
Description: Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007.
Pages/Duration: viii, 85 leaves
Rights: All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.

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