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ERIC Number: EJ967771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0266-0830
Cross-Learning: The Possibilities of a Learning Dialogue between the HIV and AIDS and Disability Movements
Rule, Peter
Studies in the Education of Adults, v43 n2 p216-233 Aut 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region of the world most affected by HIV & AIDS, accounting for two-thirds of the global burden of the pandemic. People with disabilities are regarded as a high-risk group for HIV but have been largely neglected in programmes of education, treatment and support. This paper examines the possibilities for a learning dialogue between the HIV & AIDS and disability movements in an African context. It draws on a three-country research study into HIV & AIDS and disability in Uganda, Zambia and South Africa. The research made use of multi-case study approach based on a range of data, including interviews, focus groups, site observations and documentary analysis. The paper presents a model for articulating learning across these social movements by describing best learning practices and examining struggle milestones in the HIV & AIDS and disability movements, as well as cross-cutting priorities that apply to both the AIDS and disability movements. Drawing on theories of social movement learning and intersectionality, it argues for the importance of crosscutting dialogue on a range of themes and in various formats between the two social movements. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; South Africa; Uganda; Zambia