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  1. Short-term effects of a rights-based sexuality education curriculum for high-school students: a cluster-randomized trial

    An emerging model for sexuality education is the rights-based approach, which unifies discussions of sexuality, gender norms, and sexual rights to promote the healthy sexual development of adolescents. A rigorous evaluation of a rights-based intervention for a broad population of adolescents in the U.S. has not previously been published. This paper evaluates the immediate effects of the Sexuality Education Initiative (SEI) on hypothesized psychosocial determinants of sexual behavior.

  2. Institutions of higher education pre-service school health education practices

    Background: The quality of health education teachers is, in large part, dependent on the education they receive from their teacher preparation program. Purpose: This study assessed institutions of higher education (IHE) teaching practices in school health teacher preparation programs regarding the amount of time spent and content taught related to various health education tools and products (e.g. National Health Education Standards, the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool and the School Health Index). …

  3. Beyond Title IX: guidelines for preventing and responding to gender-based violence in higher education

    This document is intended for a team of campus stakeholders working to develop an integrated and consistent approach to the issue of gender-based violence for their institution. It promotes a focused and coherent system of supports to create a climate that encourages respectful non-violent relationships and addresses all forms of gender-based violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual misconduct and stalking. …

  4. National teacher preparation standards for sexuality education

    The National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education were created to provide guidance to programs within institutions of higher education in order to better prepare undergraduate pre-service students to deliver sexuality education. The development of the Teacher Preparation Standards are part of the ongoing Future of Sex Education (FoSE) Initiative, which has as its goal that every young person in public school has high quality, comprehensive sexuality education that is developmentally-, culturally- and age-appropriate. …

  5. Declaration of the consultation of the Americas 2012 Ministers of Education: "A new culture of health in the school context"

    This meeting brought together the Ministers of Education and other health and education experts from fifteen Latin American and Caribbean countries to exchange experiences and successful practices that address four priority areas: obesity, lack of physical activity, substance abuse, and sexual and reproductive health.

  6. Break the Silence

    Break the Silence, Wisconsin was a statewide gathering to raise awareness about the impact of bullying, homophobia, and transphobia in our schools. The LGBT Campus Center recently launched Stop the Silence: LGBTQ Anti-Bullying Campaign to address ongoing incidents in both the UW-Madison, and broader communities. Bullying toward students identified as LGBT, or those perceived to be, is a long standing issue. …

  7. Stonewall's legacy

    Contemporary American colleges are increasingly queer places, where significant steps toward inclusion of BGLT students have been made. Tracing the journey of BGLT students' emergence, which parallels the modern gay rights movement in America, this monograph provides an overview of data and theory derived from studying BGLT students and student movements in higher education. …

  8. This was my hell: the violence experienced by gender non-conforming youth in US high schools

    This paper explores the experiences of harassment and violence endured by seven gender nonconforming youth in US high schools. Based on a larger research project, it opens an inquiry into the school-based lives of gender-variant teens, a group heretofore ignored by most academics and educators. Breaking violence down into two main types (physical and sexual), this work uses informants' voices, along with 'doing gender' theory, to analyze the experiences of butch lesbian girls, trans teenagers, and genderqueer youth. …

  9. HIV and AIDS Peer Education Programme: Implementation in a Post-Secondary Education Institution

    This guide contains information and lessons learned from the pilot implementation of a college-age adaptation of Red Cross's Together We Can (TWC) peer education programme at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine campus. It provides guidance to Ministries of Education and learning institution professionals on how to implement an HIV and AIDS peer education programme in post-secondary learning institutions across the Caribbean. …

  10. The Caribbean HIV/AIDS epidemic: 14-point proposal for priority curriculum and programming responses by UWI

    This report which was developed through a consultation process, outlines a set of 14 curriculum development priorities which are aimed at addressing HIV/AIDS issues both within the university community (internal) and within the general community and society (external). …

  11. 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. …

  12. 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. …

  13. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Dominican Republic: the case of Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago campus

    Dominican Republic has a notably young population-61% of the population is aged from 15 to 24 years. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reports that more than half of new HIV infections occur in this age range, which makes the promotion of preventive measures include risk-reductive behaviours important at the national level and, in particular, in places where youngsters interact on a daily basis, such as university campuses.There is evidence that college students in the Dominican Republic have heard about sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), HIV and AIDS. …

  14. UNESCO review of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS. Brazil: the case of the University of Brasilia

    The University of Brasilia (UnB) lacks an institutional policy towards the HIV/AIDS epidemic, be it directed to its own university community or to the community beyond its invisible walls. Nevertheless, various initiatives have been developed and implemented since 1996, especially in its Medical, Social Services and Psychology schools. Furthermore, the University's Hospital (HUB) is a reference centre for treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS in Brasilia and its surrounding towns. …

  15. The University of the West Indies policy on HIV/AIDS

    As with other communities, those in higher education must respond effectively to the epidemic of HIV infection. The University of the West Indies (UWI) accepts that HIV infection and AIDS can happen in any section of a community and that it is accountable to its community to do everything possible to prevent people from being infected and to limit the consequences of established infection.

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