Indigenous Knowledge: Its Role in the Academy (fwd)

Patrick S Miller (psmiller@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Thu, 4 Apr 1996 17:19:21 -0500

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Patrick S. Miller
Anthro-L Manager


Indigenous Knowledge: Its Role in the Academy
A Participatory Conference
April 26-27, 1996
The Paul Robeson Cultural Center
University Park, Pennsylvania

a continuing and distance education service
of the College of Education

Visit the Indigenous Knowledge Conference Website:

Indigenous Knowledge is knowledge generated, and transmitted, over time, by
those who reside in a particular location to cope with their agroecological
and sociocultural environments. Passed down from generation to generation, its
maintenance and preservation is essential, not only to the culture that
developed it, but to scientists and planners who find it extremely useful in
solving health, agricultural, educational, and environmental problems.

The focus on indigenous knowledge and its role in the academy is long overdue.
Because the world's indigenous knowledge base is at risk of disappearing as
indigenous cultures succumb to contemporary populations, there is a need to
examine critically its place in various disciplines in the academy. Examining
the role of the academic institution in preserving indigenous knowledge, the
College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University invites you to
Indigenous Knowledge: Its Role in the Academy.

Keynote Addresses
Defining, Studying, and Valuing Indigenous Knowledge
Indigenous Knowledge, Historical Amnesia and Intellectual Authority
Using Indigenous Knowledge to Enhance Quality of Life

Concurrent Sessions
Indigenous Knowledge in the Arts and Humanities
Indigenous Knowledge in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Indigenous Knowledge in the Education of Youth: The African Experience

Plenary Session
An Administrative Perspective on Indigenous Knowledge
Dr. Graham Spanier
The Pennsylvania State University

Panel Discussion: Looking to the Future
How Can we Integrate Indigenous and Contemporary Knowledge in the University

For More Information
To receive a brochure with registration materials, nationwide, call
1-800-PSU-TODAY (1-800-778-8632), or send us an e-mail with your name,
address, phone number, fax number, and Internet address to be sure to reference Indigenous Knowledge
in all correspondence.

About program content:
Ladi Semali, Department of Curriculum and Instruction,
The Pennsylvania State University, 257 Chambers Building,
University Park PA 16802-3206, Phone: (814) 865-6565,
Fax: (814) 863-7602

About registration:
Chriss Schultz, Conference Planner, 225 Penn State Scanticon,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA
16802-7002, Phone: (814) 863-5130, Fax: (814) 863-5190