Considering Culture in Marriage Education.

Year Published
2009
Author (Individual)
Bolden, Errol.
Diaz-Loving, Rolando.
Lucero, Ervin.
Harrison, Courtney.
Derrington, Rachel.
Author (Organization)
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
Understanding the culture and values of your audience is of utmost importance. Culture is defined as a person's belief system, language, behaviors and values. Understanding how a person's culture frames his or her worldview and relationships, while not passing judgment, is cultural sensitivity. Because of the strong relationship between culture and marriage, it is important that marriage and relationship education programs are culturally relevant. This tip sheet offers program operators or marriage educators ways to appropriately adapt their program or curriculum to connect with their audience. (Author abstract modified)

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