ERIC Number: ED458458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Health & HIV/AIDS Education in Primary & Secondary Schools in Africa & Asia. Policies, Practice & Potential: Case Studies from Pakistan, India, Uganda, Ghana. Education Research.
Barnett, E.; de Koning, K.; Francis, V.
This report sets out to describe current policy and practice related to health and AIDS education in primary and secondary schools in Africa and Asia. It focuses on: the health and education context, and the priority attached HIV/AIDS; curriculum content; teaching methods; teacher preparation and the concerns of young people with regards to health generally and AIDS specifically. The report draws on published and unpublished literature as well as empirical work in four countries: Pakistan, India, Uganda, and Ghana. The empirical work combines key informant and documentary analysis of stated policy and practice, with detailed work carried out in selected schools in each of the countries. The schools data pay particular attention to the worries and concerns of young people. As such, it may provide a useful starting point for discussion on developing "student centered" health education curricula. (Contains 43 references.) (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Needs, Public Health, Public Policy, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for International Development, London (England).
Note: Prepared in collaboration with The College of Community Medicine, Lahore, Pakistan; The Institute of Management in Government, Kerla, India; The Institute of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda; and The Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health, Ghana.