ERIC Number: ED372048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School Administrative Unit Survey of AIDS/HIV Education. Report to Maine Department of Education for 1991-92.
Pan Atlantic Consultants, Portland, ME. Strategic Marketing Services.
The Maine Department of Education conducted a survey in the spring of 1992 to determine the level of AIDS/HIV education in the State's schools. This report, consisting largely of statistical tables, reflects data collected from 561 respondents (91 percent) of high schools, combination junior and senior high schools, combination secondary and elementary schools, and junior high and middle schools. The report is divided into the following sections: background, major objectives, definitions, executive summary, methodology, and findings. Among the key findings are: (1) most of the responding middle schools, almost all of the responding high schools, and about two-thirds of the responding elementary schools offer comprehensive school health programs, AIDS/HIV education, and information on sexually transmitted diseases; (2) the frequency level of AIDS/HIV education is 100 percent of high schools, 95 percent of combination 7-12 schools, and 100 percent of K-12 schools, an increase over the previous year; (3) AIDS/HIV education was received by 55 percent of Maine's high school students and by 71 percent of middle school students, an increase over the previous year; (4) in those schools responding to the survey, HIV education is provided for students with special needs in 82 percent of the high schools, 86 percent of the middle schools, and 77 percent of the elementary schools; (5) overall, 99 percent of high schools and 78 percent of middle and junior high schools teach comprehensive health; and (6) the level of comprehensive health education is 64 percent among elementary schools. Data are displayed and results summarized in 22 charts. A copy of the survey instrument is appended. (LL)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Promotion, Policy Formation, Program Design, School Statistics, School Surveys, Secondary School Students, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.; Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: Pan Atlantic Consultants, Portland, ME. Strategic Marketing Services.
Identifiers - Location: Maine