ERIC Number: EJ1002635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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Evidence-Based Practice and Early Childhood Intervention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Spicer, Paul; BigFoot, Dolores Subia; Funderburk, Beverly W.; Novins, Douglas K.
Zero to Three (J), v32 n4 p19-24 Mar 2012
This article explores the problems that tribal communities confront when forced to select from menus of evidence-based practice that were not developed with their unique challenges and opportunities in mind. The authors discuss the possibility for adapting or enhancing existing approaches but also point out the need for much more research and intervention development efforts for tribal communities. The push for evidence-based practice has generated much needed attention to the intervention needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities and new research models offer hope that these will emerge from true partnerships between researchers and communities.
Descriptors: Evidence, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Early Intervention, Young Children, Cultural Relevance, Cultural Influences, Models, Researchers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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