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ERIC Number: ED496232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-9-2922-3064-6
The Untapped Potential of School Directors to Strengthen School-Based Responses to HIV/AIDS. Discussion Paper No. III
Wijngaarden, Jan; Mallik, Arun; Shaeffer, Sheldon
UNESCO Bangkok
An evaluation is presented on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in the Asia Pacific region. The spread of HIV/AIDS not only brings illness and death, it also threatens the efforts already made to achieve the goal of Education for All (EFA). Education can combat the negative consequences wrought by HIV/AIDS. Tactics include (1) promoting knowledge and changes of attitude about the epidemic through school curricula; (2) minimizing stigma and discrimination by fostering of a caring environment. The potential of schools and school directors should be tapped to play a more active role in the combat of HIV/AIDS. In the Asia Pacific region, recent changes and reforms in the education sector have brought changes in the status of schools and school administrators. Some schools have become more independent in administration and management as a result of decentralization. School directors who are active in policy work have become influential figures in the community. Such changes make advocacy on HIV/AIDS awareness more advantageous at the school level. The authors conclude that there should be more development of toolkits on HIV/AIDS and education for school directors and administrators in the region. [For Discussion Paper No. II in this series, see ED496227.]
UNESCO Bangkok. Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, P.O. Box 967, Prakhanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. Tel: +66-2-3910577; Fax: +66-2-3910866; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A