ERIC Number: ED342733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The New Plymouth Framework for HIV/AIDS Education.
New Plymouth School District, ID.
A framework is presented for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) education in elementary and secondary schools. The objective is to enable students to understand the nature of the AIDS epidemic and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to maintain behaviors that eliminate risk of infection. The plan was developed by the New Plymouth (Idaho) school district, a diverse yet conservative community. Broad local participation was solicited to ensure consistency with parental and community values. The document includes sections on: (1) planning and implementing effective school health education about HIV/AIDS; (2) qualifications of teachers at the elementary and secondary levels; (3) the purposes of effective education about HIV/AIDS; and (4) program content categorized in four grade-level ranges--early elementary, late elementary, middle, and senior high school. An epilogue reviews behaviors to be acquired in the program and emphasizes the need for accurate information, appropriate attitudes, and direct action as necessary curriculum components. Two brief paragraphs on curriculum selection and ways of keeping parents informed conclude the document. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Plymouth School District, ID.