Research shall be inclusive and respectful of non‐Western thought and traditional knowledge reflecting the value of cultural ways of knowing.
Cultural competence requires acknowledgment of Western cultural bias, and respectful inquiry of other systems of thought, including sources of traditional knowledge.
Categories of traditional knowledge could include: agricultural knowledge; scientific knowledge; technical knowledge; ecological knowledge; medicinal knowledge, including related medicines and remedies; biodiversity-related knowledge; “expressions of folklore” in the form of music, dance, song, handicrafts, designs, stories and artwork; elements of languages, such as names, geographical indications and symbols; and, movable cultural properties (ALA Traditional Cultural Expression Taskforce 2010).
Culturally competent researchers shall:
Culturally competent organizations shall:
To the extent that it is possible, we have selected several national and state resources. Note that the UAF libraries are not responsible for the content of external websites. These news feeds are simply a starting point to your implementing of these standards.
3 things I know are true: Ask participants to come up with three things that they know are true and ask them to share them with the group. Inevitably, some of the truths will contradict each other, which can lead into a discussion of how we know what we know. Ways of knowing that can be explored in this activity include: empirical knowledge, generational knowledge, sensory information, narrative history, traditional wisdom.
Writings on Culture, Knowledge, and Pedagodgy
University of Washington Libraries - UW Bothell/ Cascadia Community College Campus Library
Althea Eannace Lazzaro, MA, MLIS
Research & Instruction / Psychology Librarian
Our library's Diversity Team led a teaching meeting where we asked librarians to read Geneva Gay's chapter "Variations in Ethnic Discourse Styles in the Classroom" in Culturally Responsive Teaching and then we discussed ways to incorporate different discourse styles--like narrative, co-narration, and group work--into our information literacy instruction and ways to foster a variety of communication styles in our students.