ERIC Number: ED315887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
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AIDS Education--More To Be Done?
Greene, Brenda Z.
Updating School Board Policies, v21 n2 Feb 1990
According to a June 1989 report by the Council of Chief State School Officers, 41 states have adopted model human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention programs and curricula for use in local school districts. Effective HIV/AIDS education takes a comprehensive approach that includes teacher training, community involvement, program evaluation, and ongoing policy review. Ongoing training assistance usually is the responsibility of a curriculum administrator. School policies and education programs should reflect the change in terminology that applies to HIV/AIDS education. For instance, HIV has replaced AIDS as the term of choice because it covers the full range of illness, from asymptomatic infection with the virus (HIV) to the onset of clinical disease (AIDS). State education departments and the Centers for Disease Control will be conducting surveys of a sample of school districts to measure a comprehensive set of priority health risk behaviors among students, including behaviors that can result in transmission of HIV. (MLF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Board of Education Policy, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, Information Sources, Information Utilization, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Districts, Training Methods, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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