ERIC Number: ED342735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
How Four States Put HIV/AIDS Instruction in the Classroom: Alabama, Maryland, Nebraska and Washington.
Nash, Margaret A.; Dunkle, Margaret C.
This study profiles four diverse states (Alabama, Maryland, Nebraska, and Washington) where successful programs have been developed and implemented to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) instruction to elementary and secondary school students. The report identifies common factors and strategies for success and is organized into nine sections: (1) building a broad base of support; (2) providing strong leadership; (3) developing partnerships between health and education; (4) understanding local and state roles; (5) integrating HIV/AIDS instruction into a broader context; (6) resolving ethical differences; (7) reaching those most at risk; (8) state profiles of Alabama, Maryland, Nebraska, and Washington; and (9) methodology. State profiles include numbers of students and school districts, the racial/ethnic make-up of the student body, the incidence of AIDS, summaries detailing the mandate for HIV/AIDS instruction, and an outline of curriculum goals. A structured telephone interview was developed and state level policy makers and local level teachers were asked questions about: background; development of instructional policy; curriculum content; curriculum development; and implementation and evaluation. Interviewees were also asked what advice they would offer to other states just beginning the instructional process. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Health Education, Health Promotion, Instructional Leadership, Policy Formation, Profiles, Program Effectiveness, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Educational Equity.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Maryland; Nebraska; Washington