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ERIC Number: ED342538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-19
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Experimental Evaluation of "AIDS and You": A Pamphlet for High School Special Education Students.
Ferguson, Janice L.; And Others
A pamphlet, "AIDS and You," was designed for use with high school special education students. The pamphlet discusses the progression of the disease, prevention methods, and a series of scenarios reflective of teenagers' dilemmas. The scenarios are intended to serve as a basis for class discussion or for use by parents for values clarification at home. The pamphlet has a readability level of grade 3.8 and contains a vocabulary preview of words readers must know and self-assessment questions. The pamphlet was evaluated with 100 special education students in three rural and two urban Kentucky high schools. The sample was made up of 71 males and 29 females. Students read either the AIDS pamphlet or a pamphlet on chewing tobacco, and completed a pretest and posttest on AIDS knowledge. For the treatment group as a whole, the AIDS pamphlet did not increase knowledge of AIDS. Girls in the treatment group showed a significant reduction in AIDS knowledge at posttest, possibly due to students' negative attitudes about task repetition or immediate post-pamphlet anxiety based on the nature of the subject matter. There were no differential effects by special education classification. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky