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ERIC Number: ED367623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 15
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School Teachers' Knowledge of AIDS.
Robison, Van; Spangler, Tracy
A survey was conducted of 100 elementary and secondary teachers in northwestern Ohio concerning their knowledge of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Results indicated a lack of basic knowledge of AIDS among the majority of respondents, with a mean score of 14 out of 21 points (67 percent). Several of the most frequently missed questions dealt with the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus. Data indicated no linear relationship between various teacher demographic characteristics (such as age, grade taught, gender, and school type) and knowledge of AIDS. The 19 teachers who reported knowing someone with AIDS produced mean test scores similar to those who reported not knowing someone with AIDS. Community setting also seemed to have no influence on test scores. The study concludes that although more research is necessary, at the same time teachers need to be educated concerning AIDS. A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers: Ohio; Teacher Knowledge