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ERIC Number: EJ997573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Cultural Strategies for Teaching HIV/AIDS Prevention to American Indians
McIntosh, Dannette R.
Journal of Adult Education, v41 n2 p12-26 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe what tools and strategies Native Americans who live in Oklahoma believe are important in learning about HIV/AIDS, to determine if culturally specific information is important in developing prevention programs, and to ascertain learning strategies. Data collection was a two-part process. First, the Cultural Strategies Survey was distributed throughout Oklahoma by community gatekeepers. The survey consisted of demographic information, an 18-question Likert Scale, the questions for Assessing The Learning Strategies of AdultS (ATLAS), and an acculturation scale. Then, a "talking circle" was held after the data from the surveys were analyzed with the community gatekeepers. This process revealed that HIV prevention for American Indians is about traditional ways, personal beliefs, science-based beliefs, and tribal context, and it uncovered three distinct groups of learners. For some American Indians, using culture in prevention is not important at all; for others, certain strategies are somewhat important; and for another group, strategies that facilitate communication are important. ATLAS findings showed there were more Problem Solvers and Engagers than Navigators. This reflects a more traditional way of learning. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma