ERIC Number: ED340159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
HIV Prevention and AIDS Education: Resources for Special Educators.
Byrom, Elizabeth, Ed.; Katz, Ginger, Ed.
This guide was developed out of a 5-year project aimed at preventing the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by promoting HIV prevention and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) education in school health programs. This document includes recommendations of a January, 1989 forum which addressed HIV prevention education for special education students, results of a review of existing curricula, and information on a training model which calls for teams of health educators and special educators to collaborate on the planning and delivery of instruction. The introduction describes the sponsoring organizations. A summary of the forum conclusions addresses the roles of professionals, parents, and children and youth with special needs as well as specific deficiencies discovered in instruction and curriculum; recommendations are provided under such topics as policy, training, inservice, statewide activities, curriculum, and instruction. Basic information about HIV and AIDS is presented next and includes information on risk factors for children and the role of education in helping stop the spread of AIDS. Policies, resolutions, and principles of several organizations for AIDS prevention education are presented next. Curriculum information is provided in the final section and includes a checklist for a good AIDS curriculum, a listing of curricula receiving favorable reviews, a sample AIDS curriculum, and a sample lesson plan. A list of resources including 14 materials, a database, three hotlines, and sources of training conclude the guide. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, At Risk Persons, Communicable Diseases, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Disease Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Public Health, School Health Services, Special Education, Special Health Problems, Teamwork
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 (Stock No. P365).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Reston, VA. Association for the Advancement of Health Education.