ERIC Number: ED351059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing AIDS Tomorrow through Education Today.
Eller, Vercie M.; And Others
In an effort to prevent the further spread of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infections, and to minimize unwarranted fear about HIV transmission, as well as the subtle and overt limitation of people's rights resulting from this fear, the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges developed a course entitled "Preventing AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Tomorrow through Education Today." This instructional manual details the components and activities of the course, which was designed for faculty to use with college students, business and industry employees, and community members. Introductory material presents course implementation guidelines, 15 tips for instructors, and suggested teaching/learning activities for adults. Objectives, activities, transparencies, handouts, and lists of equipment, supplies, audiovisual materials and other resources are provided for each of the following 2-hour sessions: (1) "Learning about AIDS," which covers all of the basic information that the layperson should know about HIV, including stages of infection, medical treatment, myths, transmission routes, high-risk behavior, and prevention strategies; (2) "Practicing Prevention," which draws on the basic AIDS information, utilizing role plays, brainstorming, and problem-solving techniques, to explore how the sexually active person can make prevention decisions; (3) "Dealing with Issues, Conflicts, and Fears," which examines homophobia and other emotional issues surrounding HIV, particularly as they relate to minorities, gay men, and intravenous drug users in a socioeconomic and political context; and (4) "AIDS: Policy and Education at the Worksite," which provides an overview of session one, and then explores guidelines for AIDS policymaking in the workplace. The manual concludes with a variety of AIDS resources: (1) lists of resource organizations and materials; (2) a multimedia bibliography of 44 items; (3) a list of questions students might ask; (4) an AIDS knowledge and attitudes questionnaire; (5) guidelines for caregivers and for families; (6) a summary of laws and regulations; and (7) information sheets on AIDS and HIV infection and control measures. (MAB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Civil Liberties, Community Colleges, Community Programs, Course Content, Disease Control, Health Education, Health Materials, Health Promotion, Instructional Materials, Personnel Policy, Physical Health, Policy Formation, Public Health, Sex Education, Sexuality, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Teaching Guides, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Identifiers: Homophobia; North Carolina