ERIC Number: ED284161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: 0
AIDS and the Education of Our Children: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Guidelines for parents, teachers, and other adults to use in the education of children about acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are presented in this document. The first part of the document presents a review of the known facts concerning the history and spread of AIDS. Specific topics discussed include AIDS symptoms, lack of a cure or vaccine, transmission of the disease, and conditions such as sexual activity and drug abuse which put adolescents particularly at risk. The second part of the document discusses four principles of AIDS education to guide parents, schools, and the community in educating children and helping them combat the disease of AIDS. These principles, which are accompanied by appropriate action steps to implement them, are: (1) help childen develop clear standards of right and wrong; (2) set a good example; (3) help children resist social pressures to engage in dangerous activities; and (4) instruct children about AIDS. Guidelines for selecting education materials and legal considerations for schools dealing with students and employees who have AIDS are also included in this section. The third and final section of the document provides sources of information about AIDS, including hotline numbers, school and community resources, U.S. Public Health Service recommendations, and a selected list of publications about AIDS and other relevant topics. Four charts, three descriptions of exemplary programs, and a discussion of condoms and AIDS accompany the document. (ABL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Parents, Prevention, Sexuality, Teachers, Values Education
Consumer Information Center, Dept. ED, Pueblo, CO 81009 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Introduction by William J. Bennett, Secretary of Education. Second Printing.