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ERIC Number: EJ921354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
Process Evaluation of the Teacher Training for an AIDS Prevention Programme
Ahmed, Nazeema; Flisher, Alan J.; Mathews, Catherine; Jansen, Shahieda; Mukoma, Wanjiru; Schaalma, Herman
Health Education Research, v21 n5 p621-632 Oct 2006
This paper provides a process evaluation of a 6-day teacher training programme which forms part of a sexuality education project. The training aimed at providing teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively teach a 16-lesson Grade 8 (14 year olds) life skills curriculum consisting of participatory exercises on sexual reproductive health, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), sexual decision-making, abstinence, consequences of sexual activity, safe sex practices, substance abuse and sexual violence. Questionnaires administered prior to the training, on completion of the training and at two follow-up time periods were analysed as well as participant observation notes. Findings indicate that teachers reported increased confidence and comfort in teaching the sexuality curriculum. However, many struggled with the transfer of sexual reproductive knowledge and facilitative teaching methods into the classroom context. This highlights the need for HIV education to form part of teacher trainee programmes. Ongoing support and engagement with teachers is needed to encourage alternative teaching practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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