A rights-based approach to science literacy using local languages: Contextualising inquiry-based learning in Africa

@article{BabaciWilhite2017ARA,
  title={A rights-based approach to science literacy using local languages: Contextualising inquiry-based learning in Africa},
  author={Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite},
  journal={International Review of Education},
  year={2017},
  volume={63},
  pages={381-401}
}
This article addresses the importance of teaching and learning science in local languages. The author argues that acknowledging local knowledge and using local languages in science education while emphasising inquiry-based learning improve teaching and learning science. She frames her arguments with the theory of inquiry, which draws on perspectives of both dominant and non-dominant cultures with a focus on science literacy as a human right. She first examines key assumptions about knowledge… 
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