ERIC Number: ED464908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
HIV/AIDS Education: A Six-Year Comparison of Secondary Level Effectiveness.
Garman, J. F.; Crider, Duane A.
Researchers conducted a comparative evaluation of HIV/AIDS education to examine alterations in practice and outcomes occurring within secondary education between 1994 and 2000. The study investigated the impact of reduced public emphasis on HIV/AIDS knowledge. Participants were students enrolled in the general health curriculum at a Pennsylvania university. They completed a self-administered survey that assessed demographics, basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention, and the scope and magnitude of instruction received during secondary school. Data analysis indicated that the scope and efficiency of secondary level HIV/AIDS education resulted in a knowledgeable young adult population whose understanding of requisite information did not change significantly over 6 years. Most respondents received some type of HIV/AIDS education in secondary school. School-based instruction replaced television as the best source of information. Teaching responsibilities were consolidated more extensively with health educators, and information was presented more pervasively, in larger chronological units, and at an earlier grade level. (Contains 21 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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