ERIC Number: ED361318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Self-Responsibility III: Prevention of HIV/AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases. Curriculum Guide. Prekindergarten-Grade 3.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This curriculum guide encourages students to learn behaviors that will reduce the potential for HIV infection when confronted with choices at a later age. The curriculum is designed for integration within a comprehensive program of school health education (lessons on communicable disease, including HIV, can be integrated at the preschool through grade 3 levels with units on germs, diseases, body systems, healthy life style, good citizenship, and personal responsibility) and offers opportunities for students to practice sequential, age-appropriate decisionmaking skills. In addition to classroom lessons and the concomitant teacher resources and worksheets, the guide offers information for all school personnel as well as for classroom teachers; provides a historical perspective and other facts on HIV/AIDS; presents the rationale for HIV prevention education; discusses classroom strategies; and provides guidelines for ensuring appropriateness and efficacy for diverse student populations. Appendices include a glossary of terms targeted to educators, additional resourses on HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases, Texas Department of Health information, legal guidelines dealing with HIV in the schools, a bibliography, and an audiovisuals list. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Communicable Diseases, Decision Making Skills, Disease Control, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Health Promotion, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Preschool Children, State Curriculum Guides, Student Behavior
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.