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ERIC Number: EJ827335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Culture and Community in Research with American Indian and Alaska Native Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Spicer, Paul; Sarche, Michelle
Zero to Three, v27 n5 p55-56 May 2007
In this brief essay the authors reflect on the value of community participation and cultural adaptation in their evolving research on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) infant and toddler development. They describe three concerns identified by their AI/AN community partners in adapting established research methodologies to work in AI/AN communities: (a) existing measures fail to capture specific culturally-based parenting practices or patterns in children's development; (b) power imbalance and control in the interpretation and dissemination of research findings; and (c) the question of whether research findings will allow communities to address the most basic and obvious needs of their infants, toddlers, and families. The authors offer a set of recommendations for researchers to address these concerns as they move forward to meaningfully address the needs of young AI/AN children and families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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