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Book review: Who’s asking? Native science, western science and science education by Douglas L. Medin and Megan Bang

Jarvis, Rebecca (2014) Book review: Who’s asking? Native science, western science and science education by Douglas L. Medin and Megan Bang. LSE Review of Books (11 Jun 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

With ‘Respecting Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Culture’ announced as one of the key topics at the upcoming IUCN World Parks Conference, there is no better time to pick up a copy of "Who’s Asking?" by Douglas L. Medin and Megan Bang. The authors challenge stereotypes of science and culture, and demonstrate how community-based education programmes can enhance indigenous engagement and participation in science. The book examines how the answers to scientific questions depend on who’s asking, and argues that a greater diversity of scientists asking the questions will lead to better science for everyone. This thought-provoking book is highly recommended for anyone interested in knowledge, science, and scientific decision-making, writes Rebecca Jarvis.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 15:06
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57208

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