ERIC Number: EJ628509
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Balancing Culture and Professional Education: American Indians/Alaska Natives and the Helping Professions.
Weaver, Hilary N.
Journal of American Indian Education, v39 n3 p1-18 2000
Surveys of 132 American Indian social workers, nurses, psychologists, and college students in those fields examined their experiences of professional education. Themes included extent of cultural content within professional training; types of support for indigenous identities; and struggles with stereotypes, institutional and faculty insensitivity and assimilationist attitudes, and feelings of isolation and culture shock. (Contains 29 references.) (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A