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ERIC Number: EJ771960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes for HIV/AIDS among Ugandan Grade 11 Students
Mutonyi, Harriet
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v53 n2 p189-206 Sum 2007
This article looks at the importance of student-generated analogies, metaphors, and similes as an entry point into their understandings of HIV/AIDS. In addition, it argues that analogies, metaphors, and similes are good tools for eliciting students' prior understandings of HIV/AIDS, especially matters relating to sexuality that are often figuratively communicated in many Ugandan cultures. It posits that students' prior knowledge determines how they respond to messages about HIV/AIDS. The article suggests that in order to prevent vulnerability to HIV/AIDS among Ugandan youth, learning should be viewed as a process of conceptual change so that students become active participants in their own learning process.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research. 845 Education Centre South, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda