ERIC Number: ED405319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Building a Future without HIV/AIDS: What Do Educators Have To Do With It?
Following an overview and background information on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), this paper is divided into six sections. The first section discusses the extent of the problem and educational implications for children, adolescents, and young adults. The second section, Calls to Action, provides information on calls for action that have issued from schools, parents, institutions of higher education, community organizations, national and state government agencies, media, and professional groups. The third section addresses the need to plan prevention strategies. Specific topics in this section are: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention goals and strategies; comprehensive school health education and programs; and characteristics of effective HIV/AIDS and health education curricula. The fourth section notes implementation barriers at the classroom, administrative, and school-community collaborative levels. The fifth section deals with prevention within institutions of higher education and schools, colleges, and departments of education, through preparation of future educators and through partnerships with campus, school, and community groups. The sixth section outlines the AACTE/CDC Project: Build a Future without AIDS. The Joint Statement on School Health by the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Services is appended. (Contains 10 figures and 61 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, At Risk Persons, Comprehensive School Health Education, Disease Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Higher Education, Prevention, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
AACTE Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-1186 (single copy: free).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.