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  1. Preventing HIV/AIDS in schools

    The formal education system with a wide access to young people should play a central role in HIV/AIDS prevention. This document provides teachers and other HIV/AIDS educators with guidance on how to develop and implement an effective school-based programme for education on HIV/AIDS prevention, and focuses on teacher training, partnership, and teaching methods. A list of suggested resources are included in order to assist teachers and other HIV/AIDS educators in gaining access to up-to-date data, existing policies and curricula, teaching aids and sample evaluation questionnaires. …

  2. Learning and teaching about AIDS at school

    HIV/AIDS education in schools is often denied to children and young people because the subject is considered too sensitive or controversial to be taught or it is difficult to find a place for it in an already overcrowded school curriculum. This document examines the challenges affecting the implementation of HIV/AIDS education in schools, it also documents effective responses, which include creating a partnership between policy-makers, religious and community leaders, parents and teachers in order to ensure the implementation of an effective HIV/AIDS education programme.

  3. Integrating HIV/STD prevention in the school setting: a position paper

    This position paper addresses the integration of HIV/STD-related programmes into the school system, whether through education about reproductive health, life skills or other important health issues. It also discusses the development and monitoring of policies that are essential for effective programmes, and provides information on how young people can learn to cope with the increasingly complex demands of relationships.

  4. Peer education and HIV/AIDS: Concepts, uses and challenges

    This paper provides background information from the planners and participants involved in the International Consultation on Peer Education and HIV/AIDS that took place in Kingston, Jamaica, 18-21 April 1999. The consultation's overall goal was to improve the quality of peer education programmes and their contribution to HIV/AIDS/STI prevention, care and support. This paper discusses the definition of and the theory behind peer education, and presents the findings of prior efforts to analyze HIV/AIDS peer education programmes. …

  5. Impact of HIV and sexual health education on the sexual behaviour of young people: a review update

    The present review assesses the effects of HIV/AIDS and sexual health education on young people's sexual behaviour. …

  6. UNESCO's strategy for responding to HIV and AIDS

    As the UN specialised agency for education, UNESCO supports lifelong learning that builds and maintains essential skills, competencies, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes. This includes learning in formal educational settings; through non-formal educational activities; and through informal education. …

  7. UNESCO's strategy for HIV and AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This document presents an updated version of a previous UNESCO strategy on HIV and AIDS for Latin America and the Caribbean that covered the period 2004-2005. It is based primarily on the proceedings from the first meeting of the HIV and AIDS Focal Points in the region held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1-4 April 2007. …

  8. Toolkit for mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in the education sector: guidelines for development cooperation agencies

    This toolkit aims to help education staff from development cooperation agencies, including both development and humanitarian-oriented multilateral and bilateral agencies as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society organizations, to support the process of mainstreaming HIV and AIDS into education sector planning and implementation. It provides resources and support to assess the progress countries have made with respect to HIV and AIDS mainstreaming; to identify entry points and opportunities; and to establish priorities for advocacy and action. …

  9. Radio and HIV/AIDS: making a difference. A guide for radio practitioners, health worker and donors

    Radio and HIV/AIDS: Making a Difference has been written with two premises in mind: that even in this age of digital communications radio remains a powerful force to confront the health and social challenges posed by HIV/AIDS, but that there is much scope for improving programming. …

  10. Quality education and HIV and AIDS

    This paper presents a framework for quality education to show how education systems can and must change in their analysis and conduct in relation to HIV and AIDS. It summarises the 10 dimensions of the framework, considers how HIV and AIDS impact each of these dimensions and summarises some practical applications of how education can and should respond to the pandemic from a quality perspective. The paper was developed for the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education. …

  11. Investing when it counts: generating the evidence base for policies and programmes for very young adolescents. Guide and toolkit

    The guide's objectives include: consideration of the cognitive and developmental changes that occur during early adolescence and what impact they may have on the design of a research study; review of ethical issues to be considered before research with VYAs is conducted; exploration of the breadth and limitations of information that can be gleaned from existing data sets such as the Demographic and Health Surveys; introduction of a number of research methodologies that have been tested already with younger adolescents or that might be expected to be useful in some settings, with discussion of  …

  12. HIV/AIDS and Education: a strategic approach

    This paper presents an authoritative overview of the relationship between HIV/AIDS and the education sector. Set against the backcloth of international commitments, actions and targets, it looks at what is known about the impact of HIV/AIDS on education. It examines the use of educational settings to promote understanding, attitudes and behaviours to limit the risk of infection. It also examines the use of education to promote respect, care and support for those infected and affected by the epidemic. …

  13. Education sector global HIV and AIDS readiness survey 2004: policy implications for education and development. An integration of perspectives from ministries of education and civil society

    The Education Sector Global HIV and AIDS Readiness Survey 2004: Policy Implications for Education and Development synthesises MoEs and civil society's assessment of activity, achievements, and planning regarding: Ministry of Education HIV and AIDS structures; Enabling environment for an effective response HIV and AIDS mainstreaming; Workplace issues and human resources; Workplace HIV and AIDS programmes; HIV and AIDS and the curriculum; Responses aimed at those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS; Partnership development in response to HIV and AIDS; Research guiding the response to HIV and A …

  14. Education for All HIV and AIDS: the teachers' union response

    In order to better meet the needs of teachers' representatives worldwide, EI and its partners decided to merge two key training programmes dealing with Education For All and HIV and AIDS prevention in schools. The two issues are inextricably linked. HIV and AIDS represent a direct threat to reaching the "Education For All" goals, whilst lack of schooling contributes to the further spread of the epidemic. The publication presents the two separate EI programmes - EFA and HIV and AIDS - and shows why EI chose to combine them. …

  15. EDUCAIDS: Technical briefs

    The EDUCAIDS Technical Briefs are two-page summaries of key issues related to the five essential components of a comprehensive education sector response to HIV and AIDS: 1) quality education; 2) content, curriculum and learning materials; 3) educator training and support; 4) policy, management and systems; and 5) approaches and illustrative entry points. All of these components need to be in place and working well to ensure optimal success. …

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