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This handbook on school health education and the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs is the first in a series of three documents designed for educational planners, educators and learners. Based on a participative methodology, this handbook discusses the main steps in curriculum planning. It also covers aspects of teacher training.
This handbook is specifically devoted to presenting methods for building culturally appropriate strategies and policies in relation to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care. The joint UNESCO/UNAIDS Project "A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care" was launched in mid-1998, in relation to the new approach inaugurated by UNAIDS to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. The UNAIDS strategy emphasizes the necessity of giving priority to the multi-dimensional configuration of the issue and to the diversity of its environment, in order to build comprehensive and adaptable strategies and policies.
This think piece highlights the need to protect the education system so that it may also in turn protect. These two perspectives, education a vehicle for reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS and education itself as being threatened by the disease, are the focus of much of the literature on education and HIV/AIDS. In the past, the education sector itself has focused on its role in prevention; however, it needs to focus more on protecting itself so that it can continue to work on educating others. The authors use the conclusion to highlight a sense of urgency and call the reader to action.
This monograph provides insight into the documentation and publications existing throughout the world on information and education for the prevention of AIDS. This is directed at teachers, specialized educators, social workers and all responsible for educational activities and are facing problems of didactics and pedagogical methods with respect to the prevention of AIDS.
The contents of this book are drawn from contributions to the Global Conference on School Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Its objectives are to strengthen the awareness of teachers and education personnel on the importance of developing school health and HIV/AIDS prevention curricula, to show the specific roles of schools in promoting health, especially in relation to HIV prevention and HIV related discrimination and to develop school health especially AIDS issues.