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Existing knowledge related to mainstreaming IKS into Educational Gender System

Mamalatswa Walburga Maruma


The study aimed at determining existing knowledge related to mainstreaming of IKS  into education system. The qualitative research methodology was appropriate for this study to explore and describe the mainstreaming of IKS into the existing education  system. The study included 10 school teachers (5male and 5 females) in a secondary school of Limpopo Province. Furthermore, 12 respondents (6males and 6 females)  which are learners at the same secondary school in Grade 10 to 12 were included. The results revealed that there is knowledge related to mainstreaming IKS into existing education system, marked relationship between IKS and school subjects and  anticipated benefits in education. The study recommends that funds be allocated to IKS related activities in the education system, as this might be of assistance during the development of school material for the mainstreaming of IKS into education system.

Key words: Knowledge, mainstreaming, Indigenous Knowledge System, Education system

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