ERIC Number: ED358097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
School Health Education To Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. WHO AIDS Series 10.
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This guide provides a framework within which education authorities can work with teachers, parents, and community leaders to help young people learn the facts about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). It emphasizes the importance of education about human behavior and sexuality that is appropriate to a young person's particular stage of development and culture, and it is designed to help educational systems provide structured, sequenced, school-based approaches to the problem. The guide also describes how a school health education program on AIDS and STDs can be developed and integrated into existing curricula. The guide considers a number of issues that will need to be addressed by education authorities, such as the best way to enlist the support of parents, the need for special training of teachers, and ways of creating an appropriate classroom environment for discussion of sensitive subjects. Stressing the need for the curriculum to take into account the local culture and educational norms, the guide concludes that education about HIV and STDs is best given within a broad health education program. Appendices provide information on program evaluation methods, content options, teaching resources, and teaching strategies. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Promotion, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Student Behavior, Teaching Guides
World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland (18 Swiss francs; price in developing countries: 12.60 Swiss francs).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).