ERIC Number: ED334033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
AIDS Education in Rural Oregon School Districts: Compliance with State Curriculum Guidelines.
Hales, Loyde W.; McGrew, Robin R.
The Oregon State Department of Education mandates age-appropriate curricula for all grade levels on infectious diseases, including AIDS, ARC, HIV, and Hepatitis B. The objectives of this study were: (1) to determine the extent to which AIDS education was occurring in three remote rural Oregon school districts; (2) to examine the focus of the curriculum across grade levels; and (3) to compare the instructional practices with the state guidelines. Two questionnaires were designed for application at elementary and secondary education levels. They reflect curricular objectives of the Oregon State Department of Education. The questions were constructed to determine if the teacher had implemented an AIDS education curriculum, and if so, how much time was devoted to each objective. In May 1990, the questionnaires were distributed to all elementary and secondary school teachers in the three small school districts. Results show that 53% of the elementary teachers and 23% of secondary teachers incorporated AIDS education into their curriculum. The results suggest that rural school districts may lack local policy and curricular programs for implementing AIDS education. The report contains tables of the objectives with the percent of teachers at each level addressing each objective, and the mean amount of time spent on each objective. This paper contains 18 references. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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