Native Science

Author : Gregory Cajete
ISBN : UOM:39015049723839
Genre : History
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Cajete examines the multiple levels of meaning that inform Native astronomy, cosmology, psychology, agriculture, and the healing arts. Unlike the western scientific method, native thinking does not isolate an object or phenomenon in order to understand it, but perceives it in terms of relationship. An understanding of the relationships that bind together natural forces and all forms of life has been fundamental to the ability of indigenous peoples to live for millennia in spiritual and physical harmony with the land. It is clear that the first peoples offer perspectives that can help us work toward solutions at this time of global environmental crisis.
Category: History

Ecological And Social Healing

Author : Jeanine M. Canty
ISBN : 9781317273424
Genre : Social Science
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This book is an edited collection of essays by fourteen multicultural women (including a few Anglo women) who are doing work that crosses the boundaries of ecological and social healing. The women are prominent academics, writers and leaders spanning Native American, Indigenous, Asian, African, Latina, Jewish and Multiracial backgrounds. The contributors express a myriad of ways that the relationship between the ecological and social have brought new understanding to their experiences and work in the world. Moreover by working with these edges of awareness, they are identifying new forms of teaching, leading, healing and positive change. Ecological and Social Healing is rooted in these ideas and speaks to an "edge awareness or consciousness." In essence this speaks to the power of integrating multiple and often conflicting views and the transformations that result.? As women working across the boundaries of the ecological and social, we have powerful experiences that are creating new forms of healing. This book is rooted in academic theory as well as personal and professional experience, and highlights emerging models and insights. It will appeal to those working, teaching and learning in the fields of social justice, environmental issues, women's studies, spirituality, transformative/environmental/sustainability leadership, and interdisciplinary/intersectionality studies.
Category: Social Science

Education For Tomorrow

Author : Michael Risku
ISBN : 9789462091580
Genre : Education
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Education for Tomorrow A Biocentric, Student-Focused Approach to Education Reform Michael Risku University of the Incarnate Word, USA and Letitia Harding University of the Incarnate Word, USA There are many books on the market which discuss indigenous ways of knowing, and bemoan western society’s seeming lack of interest in anything other than scientific fact-based knowledge. Equally plentiful are the writings of critical theorists who consider today’s public education system to be divisive, and manipulated by those in power to ensure that their children have the educational advantages needed to maintain the elite hierarchical status quo. Education for Tomorrow is unique in that it brings both of these approaches together first by examining the ways that indigenous people and women of all cultures acquire and pass on knowledge, and the deleterious effects that enforced Eurocentric systems have had on that process. The authors then turn to public schools to explore the influences, both good and bad, that today’s programs have on the distribution of opportunities afforded to all children in the United States. Finally, they offer suggestions for a revolutionary education system which highlights the need for all students to have the encouragement and freedom to look critically and rationally at their lives and at their relationship with the natural world. This can be achieved by looking back to the pedagogical methods of our indigenous ancestors, and forward to a time when all children, regardless of ethnic or socio-economic heritage, are taught in such a way that every aspect of their lives is addressed, nurtured, valued, and enhanced.
Category: Education

Canyon Gardens

Author : V. B. Price
ISBN : 0826338607
Genre : Architecture
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A new look at Puebloan landscaping techniques and uses of plants and how they can influence modern architects in the Southwest.
Category: Architecture

Lived Topographies And Their Mediational Forces

Author : Gary Backhaus
ISBN : 0739105760
Genre : Travel
File Size : 47.73 MB
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This collection explores the various forms of narrative, semiotic, and technological mediation that shape the experience of place. Gary Backhaus and John Murungi have assembled a wide array of scholars who give a unique perspective on the phenomenology of place.
Category: Travel

Science Education

Author : Markus Bohlmann
ISBN : 9783832543778
Genre : Education
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Diese Studie bietet eine systematische Zusammenfassung der empirischen Forschungen in der Science Education, der internationalen Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften. Dieses Forschungsfeld hat seit einiger Zeit einen großen Einfluss auf die deutschen Fachdidaktiken und auf das Verständnis von Didaktik generell. Das gesamte Feld der Science Education wird methodisch durchsucht, geordnet und analysiert. Für Didaktiker an Universitäten, Lehrer an Schulen und Schüler, die ihr eigenes Lernen strukturieren möchten, entsteht so ein umfassender Überblick. Diese Orientierung im Feld ermöglicht es auch, die deutschen Didaktiken kritisch einzuschätzen und in ihren Entwicklungen zu diskutieren. Im Einzelnen werden untersucht: die großen übergreifenden Kulturen und pädagogischen Trends (Inklusion, Assessments, Professionstwicklung), die verschiedenen Arten, Didaktik als Wissenschaft zu betreiben (Begründen, Beschreiben, Erklären, Beweisen), die Forschungsprogramme der Science Education (Conceptual Change, Model-Based Reasoning, Scientific Literacy, Attitudes and Interests, Learning Progressions, Science-Technology-Society, Socio-Scientific Issues, History and Philosophy of Science, Nature of Science).
Category: Education


Author : Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach
ISBN : 9783495468012
Genre : Philosophy
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Dieses englischsprachige Online-Journal erscheint zweimal im Jahr und bietet ausschließlich Originalbeiträge zu Themen der interkulturellen und komparativen Philosophie. Das ausführliche Konzept, den internationalen wissenschaftlichen Beirat sowie Band 1 als open-access-PDF finden Sie auf der Website Band 1 enthält unter anderem folgende Beiträge: Intercultural Philosophy: A Conceptual Clarification R.A. Mall The Philosophical Roots of Racial Essentialism and Its Legacy N. Zack Symposium: Does the Concept of 'Truth' have Value in the Pursuit of Cross-Cultural Philosophy? H. Rosemont, Jr., J. Maffie, J. Maraldo, S. Thakchoe Book Review: An Amazing Piece of Comparative Philosophy (S.B. Oluwule, Socrates and Orunmila) H. Kimmerle Survey article: Red Wisdom: Highlighting Recent Writing in Native American Philosophy B.Y. Burkhart
Category: Philosophy

Alternative Medicine And Spinal Cord Injury

Author : Laurance Johnston, PhD
ISBN : 1934559040
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Studies indicate that 40% of Americans use some form of alternative medicine; for individuals with long-term disabilities, learning about their options is even more critical. Written by the former director of the Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundation of the PVA, this is the first book to cover alternative therapies for spinal cord injury. From acupuncture to laser-based therapies, herbal medicine, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, magnetic healing, and more, the book empowers readers by: Providing clear, reliable information on alternative choices to traditional health care. Equipping readers to make more informed decisions about their own health care. Tailoring information to meet the specific needs of the approximately 450,000 individuals living with a spinal cord injury. Providing healing modalities that minimize the risks that are especially relevant to people with SCI, like overmedication, hospitalization, and life-threatening infections. For those who have been forced to rely on the advice of the traditional medical specialist for their health care, this book opens a broad array of holistic options. It is essential for anyone suffering from a spinal cord injury, their families, friends, caregivers, and health-care providers.
Category: Health & Fitness

Soul Community And Social Change

Author : Peter Westoby
ISBN : 9781134807123
Genre : Social Science
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At a time when inequalities are growing globally, when the pace of socio-economic transitions is rapid, and when traditional ties of community are under threat of dissolving, 'soul' offers a new way of thinking imaginatively about how people might respond both individually and collectively in social change work. In exploring ideas such as soul, soulful, 'soul of the world' and soul-force, Peter Westoby invites readers to disrupt their taken-for-granted assumptions about community practice and to foreground ethics, quality, being and the aesthetic. Drawing on work of people such as James Hillman, Thomas Moore and 'Bifo' Beradi, he insists on the need to bring more depth into practice, eschewing contemporary trends of soulless analysis, measuring, and technique. Written in dialogue with eight practitioner-scholars from around the world, the book suggests a fresh terrain for community work and social change theorising. Illustrated by images of Australian cartoonist-prophet Michael Leunig, the book also promises to unlock new imaginative spaces for dreaming. A soul perspective will resonate with people searching for both a robust socio-political response to the world and an imaginative, poetic and mindful centring of self, 'other' and the planet to their practice.
Category: Social Science

The Routledge Companion To Religion And Science

Author : James W. Haag
ISBN : 9781136634178
Genre : Religion
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The field of religion and science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of research today. This Companion brings together an outstanding team of scholars to explore the ways in which science intersects with the major religions of the world and religious naturalism. The collection provides an overview of the field and also indicates ways in which it is developing. Its multicultural breadth and scientific rigor on topics that are and will be compelling issues in the first part of the twenty-first century and beyond will be welcomed by students and scholars alike.
Category: Religion