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ERIC Number: ED306194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teachers Make a Difference. The Effects of AIDS Education Programs in Three Rural School Districts of Western Pennsylvania.
Preston, Denise D.; And Others
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the acquisition of knowledge and the change in attitudes of secondary students towards Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) following an AIDS Education Program (AEP). The sample of 676 students was from health and biology classes from three rural middle-class communities. Each group of students was given a pre-test prior to an AIDS Education Program. A post-test was administered approximately two weeks after the AEP was completed. Results indicated that the seventh grade group was the most influenced by the AEP on both parts of the test. This, along with the lack of attitude change found in senior high groups, suggested the importance of providing AEPs to students prior to their coming to terms with their own sexuality. The key may be in forming, rather than changing, attitudes. A copy of the questionnaire on facts about AIDS is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A