Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Localizing Strategies for Situating a New OT Master’s Program in the Local Culture & Context of the Caribbean
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Localizing Strategies for Situating a New OT Master’s Program in the Local Culture & Context of the Caribbean
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505101. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2030
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505101. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2030
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Effective education is situated in the local culture and context; however, it is not known how OT educators create a curriculum that is responsive to the local culture and context. This ethnographic case study demonstrated that educators responded to local cultural and contextual factors and student-learning needs specific to the Caribbean by using localizing strategies. Localizing strategies were processes and approaches that made the curriculum relevant to the local community.

Primary Author and Speaker: Bill Roberts

Contributing Authors: Barb Hooper