ERIC Number: ED326514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May-3
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS Education of School-Aged Youth. Hearing before the Committee on Governmental Affairs. United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.
The focus of this hearing was two Government Accounting Office (GAO) evaluative reports on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) programs to educate school-aged youth about the dangers of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and ways to avoid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The GAO's first report is based on its national survey of school districts and their policies on reaching young people who stay in school and on training teachers in AIDS instruction. The GAO found that more Federal leadership is needed to improve the HIV curriculum and to train teachers about students' knowledge, behavior, and beliefs. The second report concerns the slow progress made by Federal, State, and local governments in reaching the small but critical percentage of youth who are not in school. This group includes the runaways, the homeless, the incarcerated, the migrants, and street youth who may be involved in a variety of high-risk behaviors. Witnesses before the committee included educators and government officials. (JD)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, At Risk Persons, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Health Education, National Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.