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  1. Educación de la sexualidad y prevención de las ITS y el VIH/SIDA desde los enfoques de género, de derechos y sociocultural: Orientaciones metodológicas educación preescolar, primaria y especial

    Este material didáctico es un marco teórico de referencia que, en su articulación con las orientaciones metodológicas aportadas, constituyen un punto de partida que resulta indispensable para la adecuada preparación del personal pedagógico, con vistas a cumplir efectiva y científicamente la función de educadores y promotores de una sexualidad sana, plena y responsable, libre de riesgos en las niñas y niños, los y las adolescentes y jóvenes, atendiendo a las características de estos grupos etarios y las del contexto sociocultural en que se desarrollan.

  2. Sexuality education for HIV prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean: a regional diagnosis

    More than 25 years since the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), preventing its transmission continues to be a challenge throughout the world; Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are not an exception. The Government of Mexico has called upon the countries of the region to sign a joint Declaration from the Ministries of Education and Health with the firm commitment to utilize a comprehensive sex education approach as a strategic tool for HIV prevention. …

  3. Cost and cost effectiveness analysis of school-based sexuality education in six countries: full report + School-based sexuality education programmes: a cost and cost-effectiveness analysis in six countries. Executive summary

    Costing and cost-effectiveness data for HIV prevention programmes are important tools for decision-makers. In many countries, HIV prevention efforts for young people have increasingly focused on schools, with many ministries of education in the process of scaling up school-based sexuality education programmes. However, most ministries of education are implementing programmes without an adequate understanding of how much the programmes cost per learner or per HIV/STIs or unintended pregnancy averted. …

  4. Sexuality and HIV education: time for a paradigm shift

    While we have learned a good deal about effective sexuality and HIV education, we can do much better. Several areas of research suggest that it is time to develop and test a "social studies" approach to sex and HIV education - one that starts earlier and fosters critical thinking skills, gender equality, and human rights. Such an effort may have important lessons for improved sexual and reproductive health outcomes and contribute to other aspects of young people's preparation for active, informed participation in civil society.

  5. Standards for sexuality education in Europe: a framework for policy makers, educational and health authorities and specialists

    This document presents recommended Standards for sexuality education. The Standards indicate what children and young people at different ages should know and understand, what situations or challenges they should be able to handle at those ages, and which values and attitudes they need to develop; all of this so that they can develop in a satisfactory, positive and healthy manner as regards their sexuality. This document can be used for advocacy as well as for the development or upgrading of curriculums at different levels of education.

  6. Levers of success: case studies of national sexuality education programmes

    A growing body of evidence exists to demonstrate what constitutes an effective school-based sexuality education programme. The factors that contribute to successful implementation of effective school-based sexuality education at regional, country or local levels - so-called "levers of success" - are less clear. These are the focus of this publication. The term levers of success is used to describe the conditions and actions that have been found to be conducive to the introduction or implementation of sexuality education. Such levers are both general and specific. …

  7. It's all one curriculum: guidelines and activities for a unified approach to sexuality, gender, HIV, and human rights education

    It's All One Curriculum is a free, full-color resource for developing sexuality and HIV education curricula with an emphasis on gender and rights. It enables educators to teach young people about such topics as: Gender norms; Communication and decisionmaking; Sexual consent and coercion; Fairness and human rights (including sexual rights); Power and relationships; Preventing HIV, STIs, and unwanted pregnancy; Puberty; Social change. The first volume, Guidelines, includes seven content units, 22 fact sheets, points for reflection to foster critical thinking, and a module on advocacy. …

  8. International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach for schools, teachers and health educators

    Based on a rigorous and current review of evidence on sexuality education programmes, this International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education is aimed at education and health sector decision-makers and professionals. It has been produced to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of school-based sexuality education programmes and materials. Volume I focuses on the rationale for sexuality education and provides sound technical advice on characteristics of effective programmes. …

  9. Project H: working with young men series

    This series of five manuals focuses on young men. While many initiatives have sought to empower women in addressing gender-based inequality, the needs of young men appear often to have been neglected. This manual applies a gender perspective in working with young men. It incorporates two major perspectives: gender specificity and gender equity. It seeks to engage boys and to reflect about gender inequalities, to reflect about the ways that women are often disadvantaged and have to take responsibility for childcare, sexual and reproductive health and domestic work. …

  10. Manual for integrating HIV and AIDS education in school curricula

    This tool was developed by UNESCO's IBE with the goal of improving teaching and learning on HIV and AIDS in official basic education curricula. It includes a set of tools, assembled in a manual, to support the development and adaptation of quality teaching and learning material for HIV and AIDS education, as well as teacher training. Some of the key issues addressed in this manual include: How can HIV and AIDS education be integrated more effectively into existing curricula and school programmes? How can HIV and AIDS teaching and learning materials be effectively adapted or developed? …

  11. Programa Nacional de Educación para la Sexualidad y Construcción de Ciudadanía. Módulo 1. La dimensión de la sexualidad en la educación de nuestros niños, niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes

    Se presentan los antecedentes en materia de proyectos de educación para la sexualidad en Colombia y su evolución de acuerdo con los avances científicos y las normas constitucionales. A continuación se exponen los principios conceptuales o ejes del Programa: ser humano, educación, género, ciudadanía y sexualidad; para concluir con los conceptos pilares de una educación para la sexualidad y la construcción de ciudadanía. Lo anterior explicado desde el marco de competencias básicas, en especial las científicas y las ciudadanas, con las que comparte la perspectiva de los derechos humanos.

  12. Programa nacional de educación para la sexualidad y construcción de ciudadanía. Módulo 3. Ruta para desarrollar proyectos pedagógicos de educación para la sexualidad y construcción de ciudadanía

    Se define una ruta pedagógica y operativa para que las comunidades educativas desarrollen Proyectos Pedagógicos de Educación para la Sexualidad en Colombia, se explican los cuatro componentes que debe tener todo el proyecto y de qué forma estos elementos deben transformar la institución educativa a partir de un sistema de evaluación y monitoreo.

  13. Lineamientos Educativos y Orientaciones Pedagógicas para la Educación Sexual Integral. República del Perú. Manual para profesores y tutores de la Educación Básica Regular

    Salud, sexualidad y VIH-sida; actualización para el debate con los docentes, es un material para profesores que deseen promover en los adolescentes conductas de cuida do ha-cia su propio cuerpo, su salud personal y la salud de su entorno. Este material proporciona ideas y propuestas de actividades para el aula, sugerencias bibliográficas para el docente, quien podrá encontrar en sus páginas orientaciones que - inevitablemente- deberá adaptar a la singularidad de cada grupo de jóvenes y de cada contexto. …

  14. Salud, sexualidad y VIH/SIDA: actualización para el debate con los docentes

    Manual para profesores que deseen promover en los adolescentes conductas de cuidado hacia su propio cuerpo, su salud personal y la salud de su entorno. Este material proporciona ideas y propuestas de actividades para el aula, sugerencias bibliográficas para el docente, quien podrá encontrar en sus páginas orientaciones que deberá adaptar a la singularidad de cada grupo de jóvenes y de cada contexto.

  15. Política de educación en sexualidad: Cartilla para equipos directivos de escuelas y liceos

    Material elaborado por la unidad de apoyo a la transversalidad. División de Educación general de Ministerio de Educación de Chile. Desde el año 1993, el Ministerio de Educación ha puesto a disposición de la comunidad educativa y de la sociedad en su conjunto, la Política de Educación en Sexualidad. Ésta busca contribuir al mejoramiento de la calidad de la educación, promoviendo el desarrollo de la educación sexual en el currículum escolar, con la participación activa de la familia y de acuerdo a los postulados y valores propuestos en el Proyecto Educativo de cada comunidad escolar.

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