ERIC Number: ED299516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Criteria for Evaluating an AIDS Curriculum.
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA.
This booklet notes that adolescents and young adults are a primary risk group for contracting Acquired Immune Defficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and asserts that public schools must assume a key role in giving students the information they need to avoid contracting AIDS. It recommends that teaching about AIDS take place within the context of a comprehensive health education or family life/sex education course, that an AIDS curriculum be appropriate to the chronological and developmental age of the students, and that it be taught in small groups of 20 or fewer students. Included is a checklist for parents, child advocates, school board members, teachers, and administrators to use in evaluating existing AIDS curricula and in advocating the establishment of high quality AIDS curricula. The greater part of the booklet consists of four attachments. Attachment A, on matching approaches to AIDS education with childhood development, lists developmental characteristics of students in the following stages: kindergarten through grade 3; grades 4 and 5; grades 6 through 9; and grades 10 through 12. Appropriate approaches to AIDS education are suggested for the different grades. Attachment B discusses what information adolescents should know about AIDS. Attachment C concerns staff training and attachment D focuses on parental and community involvement. (NB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Curriculum Evaluation, Developmental Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 ($11.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling; also available in Spanish).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA.