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ERIC Number: EJ1092219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2141-6656
Trainers Attitudes towards the Teaching of AIDS Education in a Kenyan Teachers' College
Nzau, K. A.; Ondimu, K. A.; Gikuhi, C. W.
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, v4 n1 p19-27 Jan 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the teaching of AIDS education. The study was mainly concerned with the implementation of the AIDS education curriculum. In particular the study sought to investigate the attitudes held by trainers and trainees towards the subject and make suggestions to improve its teaching. The study was conducted in a public primary teacher training college in Kenya. Three hundred and sixty five respondents participated in the study. They included; the principal, 30 lecturers and 334 second year students. The data was collected through questionnaire. The study established that the concepts of integration and infusion in the teaching of AIDS education were not clearly understood; lecturers lacked adequate training in the subject. The respondents' attitudes towards teaching of AIDS education were found to be positive. Thus they wished the subject be taught to trainers and trainees. It was also found that there was need for improved support to the teaching of AIDS education by the government and the college management. From the findings and conclusions it was recommended that the college develops a HIV and AIDS policy, trainers get more training on teaching AIDS education and more resources be availed to support teaching of AIDS education. Lastly, it was recommended that more management support by the Ministry of Education and the Kenya Institute of Education be accorded to trainers and trainees in the implementation of AIDS education syllabus. [The year on the pdf is incorrect. The correct year is 2012.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya