ERIC Number: ED292786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-9
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Education Divided by AIDS Equals?
A questionnaire was sent to all 256 public school districts in the State of Oregon, requesting information on policies towards students or personnel with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The survey was designed to see if districts had either a written or unwritten policy specifically designed to deal with AIDS. Responses indicated that the majority of school districts had no plan worked out with which to deal with AIDS should it occur in their area. This was uniquely true in the case of rural areas. Written policies, when they existed, followed guidelines for the more common communicable diseases. An overwhelming number of districts chose to adopt a "wait and see" attitude, leaving policy-making to wait upon the occurrence of such an emergency. It is emphasized in this report that AIDS is an international epidemic and that education is necessary both to ensure humane and prudent management of existing cases, and to help today's youth learn to avoid contracting the disease. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988). Title, as presented by author, employs arithmetical symbols for "divided" and for "equals."