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  1. Turning the tide: a strategic response to HIV and AIDS in South African higher education. HEAIDS Programme Report: 2002-2004

    South African higher education celebrated a decade of democracy in 2004. As the country's institutions and its citizens celebrate this freedom, it is time to reflect on the enormous challenges which confront South African society and the role which higher education is expected to play. Just over four years ago, institutional leaders in government and in the higher education community committed themselves to supporting and implementing a programme aimed at putting in place a comprehensive response to HIV and AIDS across the higher education system. …

  2. Training for life: teacher training on HIV/AIDS

    In 2005 EI sent a survey to all unions involved in the then 'HIV and AIDS Prevention through Schools Programme' to gather information on the positioning of HIV and AIDS within pre and in-service training. The following countries were included in the EI survey and feature in this report: 1. Kenya (KNUT/Kenya National Union of Teachers) 2. Uganda (UNATU/Uganda National Teachers' Union) 3. Tanzania (TTU/Tanzania Teachers' Union) 4. Malawi (TUM/Teachers' Union of Malawi) 5. Guinea (FSPE-SLECG/Federation of Professional Education Unions/Free Union of Teachers and Researchers) 6. …

  3. Report on the education sector global HIV/AIDS readiness survey 2004. A review of the comparative readiness of the education sectors in 71 countries to respond to, manage and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS

    This report is based on a groundbreaking survey of the capacity and readiness of vulnerable or affected countries to manage HIV/AIDS impact on their education systems. A survey of ministries of education in 71 countries reviewed with ministry personnel their self-assessment of how readily they have responded to the HIV/AIDS crisis in terms of structures, resources, partnerships and teaching and workplace policies. …

  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. Mainstreaming the HIV/AIDS response in the vocational training sector in Botswana: promising practices, lessons learnt and the way forward

    This report documents the findings and recommendations of a three-week short-term assignment in October 2004, commissioned by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) to provide them with input on knowledge management concerning mainstreaming the HIV/AIDS response in the vocational training (VT) sectors, and introducing HIV/AIDS workplace concepts into vocational training at the workplace.Section 1 provides a brief overview of the terms of reference of the assignment, and summary details of the process followed in order to address the terms of reference …

  6. Institutional responses to HIV/AIDS from institutions of higher education in the Southern African Development Community

    This report compares, analyses, and summarises findings on institutional responses to HIV/AIDS from public institutions of higher education in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). By examining current responses this report aims to illustrate why and how higher education institutions must develop and sustain institutional responses to HIV/AIDS both individually and regionally, and also presents guidelines on how current gaps could be addressed and successes developed. …

  7. Identifying promising approaches in HIV/AIDS and education

    In April 2000 the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) initiated an exercise aimed at identifying effective responses by education systems to the effects of HIV/AIDS on the education structures of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The objective was to identify promising approaches and interventions in the education sector to issues caused by the epidemic. …

  8. Taking stock of promising approaches in HIV/AIDS and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: What works, why and how. A synthesis of country case studies

    As a result of the Johannesburg Biennial Meeting and the Prospective Stock-Taking Review, ADEA invited the African ministries of education to analyze the different interventions they have implemented to control HIV and manage its impact on the sector. The broad objective is then to compile these case studies to identify promising practices, and subsequently share this information with other ministries. This particular study lists country initiatives and explores the interventions already in place to estimate their effectiveness and begin to collect lessons learned.

  9. Evaluation of knowledge level of pupils of 10th-11th classes on the pilot school course "Basics of Healthy Lifestyle and Family": A base line study

    The UNESCO Office in Tashkent is implementing a project on the promotion of preventive education against HIV/AIDS in Uzbekistan. Within the framework of this project they have assisted the Ministry of Public Education in developing a curriculum and a teacher training manual for a newly introduced compulosry subject called, "Healthy lifestyles and family" which includes topics such as HIV/AIDS and its prevention. This base line study has been planned to assess the effectiveness of this project.

  10. Participation of the School Community in AIDS Education: An Evaluation of a High School Programme in South Africa

    An AIDS education programme was developed and evaluated in a high school in a socio-economically disadvantaged, urban, African area in South Africa. The programme, which addressed the whole school community, aimed to raise awareness about AIDS using a variety of educational methods and operating through a number of channels. Students and teachers were actively involved in its design and implementation. …

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