ON removes parts of Indigenous science framework from elementary science curriculum

Parts of an Indigenous science framework were removed from Ontario’s elementary science curriculum by the Government of Ontario before its release in March, reports the Globe and Mail. The revisions removed three expectations for students: Applying ways of knowing such as Two-Eyed Seeing, examining knowledge systems, and analyzing the contributions of those with diverse experiences. Instead, the Globe reports that the expectations were condensed into a more general statement, which means they will not be part of the curriculum’s broader core values. “Indigenous knowledge systems that have been tested and true over thousands of years and have a lot to offer in terms of innovation, design, technology,” said Jodie Williams, co-chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario. “It’s just frustrating because it’s a missed opportunity.”

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