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  1. The construction of gender in times of change: a case study of school-based HIV/AIDS education in Kilimanjaro

    This case study utilized qualitative and quantitative methods to examine how gender, power and HIV/AIDS merge to create situations of risk and vulnerability for young people in the Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. Questionnaires were collected from 160 secondary school students, while qualitative data came from 3 focus group discussions (one mixed and two single sex), interviews with one male and one female parent, one male and one female teacher, and an educational representative, in addition to observation. …

  2. Sexuality education in schools: The international experience and implications for Nigeria

    Nigeria is in the early stages of carrying out its new national policy on sexuality and reproductive health education. Worldwide, school-based programs are an important element of efforts to improve the reproductive health of young people. This paper reviews the international experience and its implications for Nigeria.

  3. Sexualidad Infantil y Juvenil. Nociones introductorias para maestros y maestras de educación básica

    El propósito de este informe es ofrecer a los profesores información básica y compartir algunas reflexiones para lograr que la educación sexual adquiera cada vez mayor naturalidad en las escuelas y para que el maestro disponga de un marco de referencia para tomar decisiones ante situaciones imprevistas, ante las preguntas o dudas de sus alumnos o para orientar a las madres o a los padres de familia en cuanto a la sexualidad de sus hijos. …

  4. Recent Developments in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in the Ministry of Education in Zambia

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia has recently embarked on an ambitious educational reform programme named, "Basic Education Sub-Sector Investment Programme - BESSIP". The programme aims at increasing access to and improving the quality of basic education. For all it's intent and purpose, it is envisaged that Universal Basic Education comprising nine years of schooling can be attained by the year 2015.The global spread of HIV/AIDS may make the attainment of some of the BESSIP goals difficult if not impossible. …

  5. Living and learning in a world with HIV/AIDS: HIV/AIDS at school

    Three booklets have been prepared as part of UNESCO's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, aimed at promoting a supportive school environment of non-discrimination towards people who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS: for teachers, parents and young people.This kit contains three booklets (teachers supporting young people, parents supporting young people, young people acting together) and a poster. The Russian version has been adpated to the Central Asian context.

  6. Life skills-based education for HIV prevention: a critical analysis

    This paper was developed for the working group on education and HIV/AIDS, and summarises issues raised at a meeting in London on 17 May, 2004.Over the last decade, there has been increased support for the teaching of life skills to young people, partly due to the perceived limitations of information-based HIV/AIDS education. However, implementing life skills education in schools to date has proved to be problematic, especially in circumstances where approaches to teaching are very formal. …

  7. Impact of sex and HIV education programs on sexual behaviors of youth in developing and developed countries

    Sex and HIV education programs that are based on a written curriculum and that are implemented among groups of youth in school, clinic, or community settings are a promising type of intervention to reduce adolescent sexual risk behaviors. This paper summarizes a review of 83 evaluations of such programs in developing and developed countries. The programs typically focused on pregnancy or HIV/STI prevention behaviors, not on broader issues of sexuality such as developmental stages, gender roles, or romantic relationships. …

  8. HIV/AIDS School-based Education in Selected Asia-Pacific Countries

    This paper describes findings from a recent UNAIDS-funded study of how education systems in selected countries in East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific are responding to HIV/AIDS-related education. Data were collected by means of postal questionnaire and key informant interviews in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Vietnam.Sources of information varied but included ministries, non-governmental organisations and other interested bodies. …

  9. Defeating HIV/AIDS through education

    Kelly stresses the importance of responding to the epidemic quickly. The generation hardest hit is today's young. Prevention and education programs must be put in place now to ensure HIV/AIDS is brought into the mainstream and that positive behaviour change is brought about. The education sector's response must cover many aspects of the epidemic's impact Orphans, teachers, and the educational staff all require well-developed comprehensive plans. Kelly's paper considers the major arenas in which the education sector must play a role to fight the disease and move forward.

  10. Six developmentally Appropriate, Participatory Skills-Building Activities that Teachers Can use with pupils and Young People

    In this manual there are six classroom activities, which use participatory, interactive teaching methods. These tools are designed to strengthen teaching and advocacy skills of teachers and other leaders especially in the school setting who feel committed to the prevention of HIV/AIDS in schools and related institutions. The manual can also support and increase union's efforts to apply their capacities and experiences to strengthen HIV related curricula and training programmes for teachers and other members of the community.

  11. Life Skills for Young Ugandans - Facilitators Handbook to accompany the Primary and Secondary School Training Manual

    This handbook was developed to accompany the Life Skills Training Manuals used in Uganda. The main aims of the book are to offer facilitators guidelines that may be used in training workshops throughout Uganda, offer a four day training workshop programme that may be used by facilitators to introduce Life Skills concepts and activities as contained in the training manuals and enable facilitators to run their own training workshops. The hand book contains background information on facilitating training workshops. …

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