Indigenous knowledge in schools ‘a success’
Business Day, 31 October 2011

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Integrating the teaching of indigenous knowledge systems into the basic education curriculum was already proving successful, with teachers reporting an improvement in argumentation and high-level thinking skills among pupils, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom said, speaking at the third International Conference on Science and Indigenous Knowledge systems at the University of Western Cape. He said the teaching of indigenous knowledge systems needs to be further integrated into the educational landscape and is critical for South Africa’s development into a knowledge-based economy. Read the article …