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  1. Guidelines for implementing HIV/AIDS/STDs and life skills education in schools and teachers’ colleges

    Young peoples’ health has become a subject of increasing importance in Tanzania, both because of a better understanding of the importance of this age group to public health and because the changing conditions with changing patterns of behaviour have increased health hazards for young people. This is especially true with regard to sexual and reproductive health. …

  2. Addressing HIV/AIDS education: A look at teacher preparedness in Ghana

    Our research shows that social science university trained Ghanaian student/teachers do have the knowledge, confidence, and willingness to address HIV/AIDS issues in their teaching, yet they do not. The reason, we argue, is that teachers have little incentive to address contentious issues in the classroom. Questionnaires were administered to 382 University of Education, Winneba students, 61 of whom were just returning from year-long placements. …

  3. Equipping educators to address HIV and AIDS: A review of selected teacher education initiatives

    Teacher educators, school principals and teachers are potentially well positioned to play a pivotal role in changing the course of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. The purpose of this article is to focus on a spectrum of educational initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa which are designed to equip educators to be informed about, and to manage, HIV and AIDS in their personal and professional lives. …

  4. Teacher training college programme Theatre for a Change, Malawi endline impact assessment report 2010-2011

    Malawi is among the 10 countries in the world with the highest HIV prevalence rate, estimated at 12%. Among occupational groups, teachers in Malawi are especially at risk. Their HIV prevalence rate is 23%, almost double the national rate (National AIDS Commission 2009). However, when trainee teachers enter into Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) their estimated HIV prevalence rate is under 3%. Theatre for a Change (TfaC)has identified TTCs as an ideal environment to work with this vulnerable population before they encounter situations that will put them at risk of HIV infection. …

  5. Theatre for a Change teacher training college programme, Malawi. Baseline report 2010-2011

    Theatre for a Change (TfaC) is a registered non-governmental organization in Malawi that works to reduce the risk of HIV infection among marginalized and vulnerable groups through the use of interactive, participatory learning techniques. In Malawi, the HIV prevalence rate of teachers is 23%; almost double the national rate of 12% (National AIDS Commission 2009). TfaC’s Teacher Training College (TTC) programme is a behaviour change intervention that works with trainee teachers in Teacher Training Colleges nationwide to reduce the high risk of HIV infection among teachers in Malawi.

  6. The effectiveness of HIV-AIDS education prevention programmes in Zimbabwe: the role of school heads in SACMEQ III

    The overall objective of this study is to analyse the response of the education sector to HIV-AIDS epidemic through inputs from the heads of primary schools by describing their viewpoints and professional characteristics in the context of HIV and also examining how the school environment, that the school heads are in charge of, were supportive in the context of HIV-AIDS. Based on the research problematic, the memoire will attempt to provide answers to the following research questions: a) What is the demographic situation in the context of HIV-AIDS in Zimbabwe? …

  7. National teacher training HIV endline survey Malawi, 2009

    The first cohort of trainee teachers who participated in the Teacher Training College (TTC) programme finished in August 2009. Theatre for a Change (TfaC) contracted independent consultants to carry out an impact assessment on the TTC programme to identify its strengths and weaknesses. TfaC will use this impact assessment to inform the programme’s development. This report assesses the programme’s impact by comparing the results of the baseline survey, conducted at the beginning of the programme in October 2008, with the results of the endline survey, conducted in August 2009. …

  8. The KNUT EFAIDS training manual

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has been implementing a successful programme - the EFAIDS, as a contribution to the achievement of the Education For All (EFA) in the era of HIV and AIDS pandemic. The programme is co-sponsored by Education International (EI). The manual is intended to equip the trainers with skills and knowledge to facilitate their ability to train their colleague teachers at the school level who will in turn reach out to the learners and the surrounding communities. Specifically the trainers will: 1. Acquire information about KNUT EI/EFAIDS; 2. …

  9. St. Marks Teachers Training College Kigari Embu College HIV/AIDS Policy

    The objectives of this policy are to: increase knowledge and awarenss on HIV/AIDS and accepting its reality; reduce high risk behaviour that is likely to lead to infection or re-infection of HIV/AIDS; prevent information of STDs and facilitate treatment of infected persons; promote and provide voluntary counselling and testing; promote a supportive environment for all staff and students infected with HIV; decrease staff shortage levels; reduce the declining levels of enrolment and college completion rares; reduce absenteeism of staff and students; reduce financial constraints owing to increasi …

  10. Workplace counselling policy for Teachers Service Commission (TSC) employees

    The Kenyan Teachers Service Commission (TSC) was established in 1967. It was mandated to register, recruit, remunerate, deploy, promote, discipline teachers and maintain teaching standards in public educational institutions. The Commission employees have been faced with many challenges including multicultural dynamics, age differences, family issues which spill into the work place, work related separation of families and couples, inter personal conflicts, substance abuse, HIV and AIDS, increased stress and burnout, poor morale, poor financial and time management among others. …

  11. 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.

  12. Exploring the preparation of teachers to teach about HIV/AIDS in Kenya

    This paper reports preliminary findings on how a primary teacher-training college in Kenya is preparing teacher trainees to teach about HIV/AIDS. Included are features of the Kenya education system. The aim of the study was to understand the preparation of teachers to teach about HIV/AIDS by exploring both teacher-trainers' and trainees' preparedness. The study was conducted by carrying out document review, observation and semi-structured interviews with the college administration, two teacher trainers, as well as a group interview with four trainees. …

  13. Breaking the silence: the ZIMTA/AFT AIDS education project

    In 2002, the AFT launched its first Africa HIV/AIDS project with the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA). This toolkit contains contains a series of 12 sessions looking a such topics as: HIV transmission; living with AIDS; creating a code of conduct for teachers; gender, power and HIV and AIDS; HIV and AIDS and culture and the problem of stigmatisation in Africa.

  14. The sexuality education needs of teacher trainees in Kenya

    This document provides an overview of the sexuality needs of teacher trainees in Kenya and sexuality in Kenya's primary teacher education syllabus.

  15. Window of Hope: Revised HIV/AIDS Syllabus for Teacher Training Colleges in Ghana

    The revised Window of Hope: HIV/AIDS Syllabus for Teacher Training Colleges in Ghana is intended to be used by Teacher Training College tutors as they prepare teacher trainees for service in Ghanaian schools. Window of Hope refers to age group of 5-14 year-olds who have not yet been infected by the AIDS virus. The revised Window of Hope is comprised of 26 distinct sessions designed to be spaced out over the teacher training college cycle. …

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