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  1. 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. …

  2. The response of higher education institutions in Africa to the HIV and AIDS epidemic: synthesis of four sub-regional surveys in sub-Saharan Africa

    The Association of African Universities (AAU) runs an HIV and AIDS Programme dubbed 'African Universities Responding to HIV and AIDS' which aims at ensuring that the higher education community in Africa uses all available means to prevent the spread, mitigate the impact and manage the HIV and AIDS epidemic. …

  3. The roles of educators in mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on the education system in South Africa. Full report

    The purpose of the study summarised in this document was to determine the roles of educators in mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and to ascertain the skills and knowledge required by them to play such roles effectively. Recognising that educators have a crucial role to play in all education subsectors, the study investigated the current and possible future roles of educators in schools and further education and training (FET) colleges as well as those of educators working in the higher education (HE) subsector.

  4. A Study of the Education Sector's Response to HIV and AIDS in Ghana

    The Study of the Education Sector Response to HIV and AIDS in Ghana provides a case study of how the challenges of the HIV and AIDS epidemic are being met by the Government of Ghana, through the Education Strategic Plan, which seeks to promote and apply multiple interventions in the formal education system in response to the epidemic and it's impact. The study shows best practices in gathering information and assessing it in order to "know your epidemic". …

  5. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. The West Indies: the case of the University of the West Indies

    UNESCO has undertaken a study of the response of Universities to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the University of The West Indies (UWI) was selected as one of these. When reviewed against the general overview of the response of the tertiary sector internationally, the UWI shows a strong commitment to HIV and AIDS management and to the development of a comprehensive and innovative programme. The existing UWI response is summarised followed by some of the interesting observations and lessons learned and some suggestions for expanding the programme and the development of new initiatives. …

  6. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Suriname: the case of Anton de Kon University of Suriname (ADEKUS) and the Institute for Advanced Teacher Training (IOL)

    This case study is one of 12 undertaken by UNESCO to deepen the understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS on tertiary education institutions and the response of these institutions to HIV/AIDS in different social and cultural contexts, at varying stages of the epidemic, and in different regions of the world. Institutions of higher learning have the possibility of reaching young people in the age group, 15-24 years, considered by UNAIDS to be the most threatened by HIV/AIDS. …

  7. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Lesotho: the case of the National University of Lesotho

    HIV/AIDS is having a devastating impact on the health and livelihoods of Basotho. The country is estimated to have the third highest infection rate in Sub-Saharan Africa, with increasing numbers of HIV/AIDS orphans. The National University of Lesotho (NUL) can play an important role in combating the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS. It is the only university in the country and as such educates the future leaders and policy makers of the nation. It is also a major producer of research knowledge. …

  8. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS: Democratic Republic of the Congo: the case of the University of Kinshasa

    This study is part of a UNESCO review in 12 countries to identify promising approaches undertaken by higher education institutions to prevent the spread of HIV, to manage the impact of HIV/AIDS on the higher education sector and to mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS on individuals, campuses and communities. These approaches will be analysed to identify lessons learned and to make recommendations to higher education institutions to respond appropriately and effectively to HIV/AIDS. …

  9. Higher education institutions in Africa responding to HIV/AIDS

    This document contains the following reports: Response of universities and colleges to HIV/AIDS, Response of teacher training colleges in Africa to HIV/AIDS, Response of Polytechnics in Africa to HIV/AIDS

  10. Crafting institutional responses to HIV/AIDS: guidelines and resources for tertiary institutions in sub-Saharan Africa

    This document contains four papers that give guidance on what universities can do to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS. They provide an overview of what tertiary institutions in Africa are doing to combat HIV/AIDS, offer practical guidance on how universities can go about the process of developing and implementing institutional policies on HIV/AIDS, present a case study of how one teacher training college in Kenya undertook this task, and suggest what lessons have been learned from these various experiences.

  11. Commonwealth Universities in the Age of HIV/AIDS: What every Senior Executive Needs To Know

    This document is intended to act as a means of mobilising university leaders in our community against HIV/AIDS. It is designed to pose key questions to for institutional leaders and answer some others, i.e. what role can the university play? What impacts will the epidemic have on the university? How will it affect our teaching, research, outreach and operations? What should our priorities be and how can we define a response? …

  12. Assessment of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Mozambique

    The main aim of the study was to provide the Ministry of Education and the Government of Mozambique with information, for strategic planning and advocacy purposes.The objectives of the study were:- Determine the impact of the epidemic on the education sector at the national level- Determine the medium- and longer-term effects on the education system's ability to meet its stated strategic objectives over the next ten years- Strengthen the capacity of the Ministry's directorates to implement and manage similar assessments- Increase awareness within the Ministry about the nature and extent of HIV …

  13. Assessing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education: Towards a Responsive Evaluation and Research Framework for [the University of Botswana]

    The article reports findings on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the University of Botswana. Data from multiple sources was used to ascertain prevalence rates, morbidity and mortality among students and staff. Prevalence rates and future projections on morbidity could not be ascertained for both students and staff because of the absence of reliable data. The main conclusion drawn is that mortality rates for industrial and junior support staff are almost as high as that of the national adult population (15-49 years). …

  14. Analysing the response of a teacher training institution to HIV and AIDS: a case study from Zambia

    This study sought to examine the extent to which a teacher training institution in Zambia was able to address the problem of HIV and AIDS. The report contributes to existing knowledge in the field by using a qualitative in-depth case study approach of a single teacher training college located in a high prevalence province of Zambia. It offers insight into the response through an examination of current policy and practice at both the ministerial and institutional level. …

  15. African Higher Education Institutions Responding to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

    The paper examines the situation of HIV/AIDS globally, and in Africa. Up to recently higher education institutions had done very little in terms of response to the pandemic. The Kelly report (Kelly 2001) as well as reports from workshops sponsored by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the South African Vice Chancellors' Association (SAUVCA) indicate the serious impact of the pandemic in terms of the fiscal situation, and in terms of the negative social impacts on university communities. …

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