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  1. Effective Responses to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in the Education Sector: From Analysis to Action

    The conference was more than justified by the clear, urgent need to move from analysis and stock-taking to implementation of sector action plans that would give ministries of education the tools they needed to face the various challenges posed by HIV/AIDS in a concrete and effective manner. Specifically, this general objective was divided into four main goals: To assess the preparedness of countries in terms of sector policies and to highlight the needs of ministries of education, especially in capacity building. …

  2. Education and the Epidemic: The effects of HIV/AIDS on Basic Education in Namibia

    This report considers the effects HIV/AIDS will have on the national education system in Namibia. It considers the factors that have aided and continue to aid the spread of the disease throughout Africa and throughout Namibia. It explores the effects AIDS will have on children and on student enrollment in the Namibian education system. It also considers the effects AIDS will have on the supply and demand for teachers. …

  3. Economic growth, education and AIDS in Kenya: a long-run analysis

    The AIDS epidemic threatens Kenya with a long wave of premature adult mortality, and thus with an enduring setback to the formation of human capital and economic growth. To investigate this possibility, we develop a model with three overlapping generations, calibrate it to the demographic and economic series from 1950 until 1990, and then perform simulations for the period ending in 2050 under alternative assumptions about demographic developments, including the counterfactual in which there is no epidemic. …

  4. EDUCAIDS: Technical briefs

    The EDUCAIDS Technical Briefs are two-page summaries of key issues related to the five essential components of a comprehensive education sector response to HIV and AIDS: 1) quality education; 2) content, curriculum and learning materials; 3) educator training and support; 4) policy, management and systems; and 5) approaches and illustrative entry points. All of these components need to be in place and working well to ensure optimal success. …

  5. Assessment of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Mozambique

    The main aim of the study was to provide the Ministry of Education and the Government of Mozambique with information, for strategic planning and advocacy purposes.The objectives of the study were:- Determine the impact of the epidemic on the education sector at the national level- Determine the medium- and longer-term effects on the education system's ability to meet its stated strategic objectives over the next ten years- Strengthen the capacity of the Ministry's directorates to implement and manage similar assessments- Increase awareness within the Ministry about the nature and extent of HIV …

  6. Access and Equity. Extending access to post-primary learning opportunities: a critical analysis

    The education sector in Mozambique is looking to expand post-primary teaching and learning. …

  7. AIDS, governance and quality in Tanzanian education

    This paper will explore the relationships between HIV/AIDS and education in Tanzania, looking particularly at issues of governance. It has been produced as part of the African Civil Society Governance and AIDS Initiative (GAIN), the purpose of which is to investigate the threat that HIV/AIDS poses to the maintenance of stable and democratic governance across Africa. The study will attempt to understand the current situation of primary and secondary education in Tanzania, and to what extent HIV/AIDS is impacting on the level and quality of this provision.

  8. Family life education. Package one

    The lessons and teaching materials contained in this family life education package have been selected from various existing materials. They are designed to help young people in their physical, social, emotional and moral development in preparation for adulthood. The conceptual framework divides topics into seven areas: family; types of functions; family roles/relationship and responsibility; family life cycle; family resources; marriage; and responsible parenthood/family planning.

  9. From Policy to Practice: Sexual Health Education in Zimbabwean Secondary Schools

    This study explores the path from policy to practice of sexual health education in Zimbabwe, in order to identify the barries to programme implementation and key elements of success. Zimbabwe relatively high secondary school enrollment rates make secondary school a potential source for providing young people with the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves from risks and lead healthy lifestyles.

  10. Assessment of life skills programmes: a study of secondary schools in Durban metro and Mtunzini magisterial district

    This report presents the results of a school survey whereby 277 principals were interviewed in all secondary schools in Durban Metro and Mtunzini Magisterial Districts in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, South Africa. This study was intended to shed a better light on adolescent sexual behaviour and thus evaluate the effectiveness of various life skills programmes.

  11. Health and HIV/AIDS Education in Primary and Secondary Schools in Africa and Asia

    This report is one of a set of a series of Education Division of the Overseas Development Administration (now DFID). It sets out to describe current policy and practice related to health and HIV/AIDS education in primary and secondary schools in Africa and Asia. It draws on work done in four countries Pakistan, India, Uganda and Ghana.

  12. Planned development and evaluation of AIDS/STD education for secondary school students in The Netherlands: short term effects

    This study evaluated the short-term effects of an AIDS/STD education curriculum for 9th and 10th grade students of vocational secondary schools in the Netherlands. The findings of this study support the contention that current AIDS/STD education can be improved by the use of empirical data, the application of multiple theories from the social sciences, and the involvement of representatives within the school system in the development process.

  13. The Encounter Between HIV/AIDS and Education

    This document looks at how HIV/AIDS is conceptualized as having the potential to affect education through ten different mechanisms i.e. …

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