Honoring the Bitterroot: Traditional Knowledge, Science Education, and Intrinsic Motivation
Honey, Rose E.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
This webinar examines how Native American students learn and become engaged in science. A lack of Native Americans in the field of science prompted the researcher to conduct a mixed methods study consisting of 150 Native American and white students living on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. The study examines whether Native American students are intrinsically engaged in science when culture is incorporated into the lessons. Findings from this study, as well as a discussion on the instructional implications of embedding culture with science to actively engage Native American students will be presented. The aim is ultimately to encourage Native students to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology. The archived PDF of this PowerPoint presentation can be found at: http://ncela.us/files/webinars/35/honey_webinar.pdf