ERIC Number: ED370954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive AIDS Education Program in a Public School District.
Chubb, H. Nicholas
The Pennsylvania Department of Education mandated that all school districts in the state include K-12 instruction about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and related issues beginning in September 1987. This paper describes one school district's comprehensive AIDS education program. A survey administered in the fall of 1991 produced information about a lack of knowledge of AIDS policies among high school staff and in the community. According to data analysis, the curriculum was not being taught at all mandated levels, and teachers and principals felt a lack of knowledge about AIDS education and district policies and procedures. As a result, the school district became actively engaged in enhancing the AIDS education of administration, staff, students, parents, and community groups; an AIDS curriculum Committee and a Teen AIDS Peer Group were established; and topics such as policy issues and community resources were major topics for AIDS inservice programs. Appendixes include the Pennsylvania State AIDS Mandate, the school district's AIDS policy, an elementary school AIDS instruction summary, parent letters for AIDS instruction, grades 8-12 pre/post AIDS instruction test; staff and parent surveys; a school district AIDS survey, and curriculum revisions. (Author/LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Community Resources, Compliance (Legal), Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, School Districts, School Personnel, State Legislation, Strategic Planning
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Note: Ed.D. Major Research Paper, Nova Southeastern University.