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ERIC Number: EJ794136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1529-1944
Russian Science Teachers' Knowledge of HIV/AIDS: Implications for Teacher Training
Avina, Julie,; O'Connell, Kathleen
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v9 180-191 2006
The Russian Federation has one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world. Prevention efforts are still in the early stage, and to this date do not include a comprehensive, national HIV prevention education approach for direct application via the educational system. This study examined HIV/AIDS related knowledge of science teachers residing in an urban setting in Russia. Seventy-two teachers completed the HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Attitude Scale for Teachers as well as items related to demographics. Results indicated an overall low level of knowledge related to HIV/AIDS. Specifically, knowledge scores related to HIV transmission indicated teachers better understand how HIV is transmitted than how it is not. Results indicated a need for a comprehensive teacher-training curriculum emphasizing knowledge, and particularly knowledge of transmission. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia