ERIC Number: ED350300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Teaching Young People about AIDS.
To date, education is the only method that has worked to prevent the spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Effective AIDS prevention must do two things simultaneously: emphasize that AIDS is a worldwide issue, that males and females of all ages, colors, and nationalities are susceptible to the virus; and emphasize that AIDS is a personal issue, that the cessation of the disease can be found in discrete, individual behaviors and attitudes. An effective school-based AIDS prevention curriculum should: (1) be based on current research about how young people contract Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); (2) teach students to use the information they have learned; (3) begin early and be ongoing; (4) be easily incorporated into a total approach to health education and wellness; (5) have both abstinence and "safer sex" messages; (6) include parental involvement; (7) be culturally sensitive; (8) include teacher training; (9) be participatory and varied in its methods; (1) be easy to use, inclusive, and flexible; and (11) be cost efficient. A curriculum that meets these criteria is "Get Real About AIDS," a self contained program available for three age levels--4-6, 6-9, and 9-12. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: "Get Real about AIDS" is available from Roberts, Fitzmahan & Associates, Inc., 9131 California, SW, Seattle, WA 98138.