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  1. Comprehensive sexuality education: Evidence and promising practices in West and Central Africa

    This brochure documents the key elements for the implementation of Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE). Using concrete examples from four countries in West Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo), the brochure documents promising practices, challenges and lessons learned, and makes key recommendations to be shared with all countries in the region.

  2. Comprehensive sexuality education in teacher training in Eastern and Southern Africa

    This report is a consolidated summary and analysis of the status of comprehensive sexuality education for teacher training in 21 countries in the East and Southern Africa region.

  3. Treating ‘AIDS blindness’: A critical pedagogical approach to HIV education at tertiary level

    HIV and AIDS affect all South Africans, irrespective of gender, race, age and economic status. Teachers should therefore be able to meaningfully integrate HIV content into the school curriculum. However, pre-service teacher education programmes still do not pay adequate attention to HIV education, particularly in institutions where students are being prepared to work in environments that are perceived to be unaffected by the consequences of the pandemic. …

  4. Integrating HIV and AIDS education in pre-service mathematics education for social justice

    Since 1999, many South African education policy documents have mandated integration of HIV & AIDS education in learning areas/disciplines. Policy document research has shown that although South African politicians and managers have produced volumes of eloquent and compelling legislation regarding provision for HIV & AIDS education, little of this is translated into action. The impact of HIV & AIDS permeates the social, economic and political arenas in South Africa. Integration of HIV & AIDS education across disciplines can serve as a strategy to further the ideals of social justice. …

  5. The role of pre-service and in-service teacher training (PITT) programmes in preparing teachers for HIV curriculum integration

    Despite significant global efforts to mitigate HIV and AIDS, the epidemic continues to be a serious problem to the human race. It has claimed many productive individuals, including teachers, administrators, and parents, and has left millions of traumatized and orphaned children. Unfortunately, few teachers are prepared to take on the extra tasks of teaching and providing support that the disease creates within school settings. Teacher training institutions and governments are challenged to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to take on these new and changing roles. …

  6. Curriculum-in-the-making: being a teacher in the context of HIV and AIDS. Teacher education pilot project

    The topics covered in Curriculum-in-the-Making are ones that illustrate the dynamic nature of the work. Chapters Two, Three and Four have a great deal to say about our own beliefs as teacher educators in addressing HIV/AIDS. Chapters Five and Six highlight pedagogy while Chapters Seven and Eight offer support on assessment and evaluation to teacher educators and teachers. The chapters all follow a similar format: they start off with an overview of the section, followed by a consideration of why this is important within teacher education in South Africa in the context of HIV/AIDS. …

  7. Creating space for HIV and AIDS in the curriculum: a rapid assessment of curricular responses in South African higher education institutions

    This report is divided into four chapters. The first chapter maps out the area of theories and models of teaching and HIV/AIDS in HEIs. In so doing it draws attention to this work as a knowledge area in the study of Higher Education, and provides an overview of the methods used to carry out the study. The second chapter is a review of the literature on teaching and HIV/AIDS in Higher Education, focusing in particular on the national and regional literature. Chapter three offers a situational analysis of HIV/AIDS and teaching in HEIs in South Africa. Chapter four provides recommendations.

  8. HIV and AIDS in teacher education: evaluation report of a pilot project in South African higher education institutions

    The HIV and Teacher Education Pilot Project was initiated under HEAIDS Phase 2 and was premised on the critical importance of the capacity of the education and training system to deal with the challenges posed by teaching and learning in an HIV/AIDS affected and infected society. …

  9. Our future. Preparing to teach sexuality and life-skills. An awareness training manual for teachers and community workers.

    "Preparing to teach sexuality and life skills" is part of the Our future series of pupils' and teachers' books published by International HIV/AIDS Alliance in 2008 . These resources are aimed at teachers and anyone else interested in teaching sexuality and life skills in the community; for example, peer educators, health practitioners, traditional and religious leaders and parents. The series is a result of collaborative work with trainers, teachers and sexual and reproductive health experts in Zambia. …

  10. Where are the gaps?: HIV and gender pre-service teacher training curriculum and practices in East Africa

    Education, especially girls' education, is seen as the most effective protection against the HIV epidemic that has severely affected the school systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Effective HIV and AIDS education in schools can be achieved through high quality teaching, along with targeted and specific information about HIV and AIDS as part of a robust curriculum. Effective teacher-preparedness is a must for high quality HIV education in the classroom. …

  11. Action programme on HIV/AIDS in education and training in the Southern African development community

    This document outlines a regional programme of action for mitigating HIV/AIDS in the education and training sector as developed by the Human Resources Development Sector Task Force on HIV/AIDS. It discusses the effect of the disease on the education and training sector, highlighting efforts undertaken by some member States and identifies priority issues for regional focus. It then outlines the objectives, strategies and activities to be undertaken to deal with HIV/AIDS within this sector, such as incorporating HIV/AIDS education in the curriculum at all levels of education.

  12. Taking steps of courage: teaching adolescents about sexuality and gender in Nigeria and Cameroon

    The document describes gender-sensitive approaches to sexuality and provides selected programme examples based on the International Women's Health Coalition's (IWHC) supported work. This paper outlines some of the lessons about sexuality education that have emerged from their shared experience. The first section describes very briefly, the changing context of adolescence in Cameroun and Nigeria. The second discusses what is meant by sexuality and sexuality education as well as some basic guidelines for teaching this topic. …

  13. Résumé analytique de l'étude sur les initiatives en matière de lutte contre le SIDA à l'école: bilan des initiatives de 1990 à 1999

    Cette étude dresse le bilan des initiatives sénégalaises en matière de lutte contre le sida dans le secteur de l'éducation de 1990 à 1999 en analysant les initiatives de lutte entreprises, les acteurs impliqués, leurs objectifs et stratégies, les moyens qu'ils déploient dans le cadre de leurs interventions ainsi que l'impact de ces interventions sur les élèves. L'objectif spécifique est d'identifier les réponses positives de l'Ecole dans la lutte contre le VIH et sida au niveau de la formation, de l'information et de la sensibilisation. …

  14. Tips for developing life skills curricula for HIV prevention among African youth: a synthesis of emerging lessons

    Skills-based health education for HIV prevention provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to avoid HIV infection and maintain reproductive health. This document offers practical guidance for those involved in planning, implementing, or strengthening life skills curricula for young people in sub-Saharan Africa. Section I provides background on the issues of adolescent sexuality and vulnerability and implementation of HIV prevention with young people. …

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