ERIC Number: ED311158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Learning about AIDS. Interim Materials. Participatory Health Education Strategies for Health Educators with a Responsibility for Adult Education about AIDS [and] Update.
Homans, Hilary; And Others
Intended for those who are responsible for educating other educators about AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), these materials are designed to result in learner-centered instruction about AIDS--helping students of all kinds explore their own anxieties about AIDS and consider the implications of factual information for their own behavior and lifestyles. The first chapter introduces the materials. The second chapter gives a rationale for a learner-centered approach to the teaching of AIDS and includes a brief overview of the AIDS epidemic and a description of several styles of health education. The third chapter provides statistics about AIDS; professional and medical explanations of AIDS; lay explanations of AIDS; and information on its transmission, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test, life-styles conducive to AIDS transmission, and therapies and medical treatments. The fourth chapter contains eight exercises that have been developed and pilot-tested with more than 200 participants in Learning about AIDS courses in England. Included is information on time and resources needed, instructions on how to run the exercises, and advice on how to handle specific student responses the exercises are likely to elicit. The fifth chapter offers guidelines for developing and evaluating these and other learner-centered materials. The sixth chapter lists printed and human resources available in England. A 1988 statistical update is appended. (CML)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Disease Control, Foreign Countries, Health Activities, Health Education, Health Materials, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Student Participation
AVERT, P.O. Box 91, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 7YR, England.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: AIDS Virus Education & Research Trust, Horsham (England).; Health Education Authority, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)