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Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools

by: Lars Helgeson and Carolee Dodge Francis

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations are in the midst of a Type 2 diabetes epidemic. To address this crisis, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) began funding a national initiative titled "Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS) K-12 Curriculum Project.” The lesson plans are structured in the 5E learning cycle and instructional model--Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate because it supports a constructivist teaching strategy and is based on how student learning occurs.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2006Stock # tst06_073_03_44Volume 073Issue 03

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