HIV/AIDS programmes : what do learners want?

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dc.contributor.author Griessel-Roux, Estie
dc.contributor.author Ebersohn, L. (Liesel)
dc.contributor.author Smit, Brigitte
dc.contributor.author Eloff, Irma F.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-07T07:49:48Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-07T07:49:48Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.description.abstract We describe how selected adolescent learners experience their current HIV / AIDS programmes in school. The rationale of the instrumental case study was that knowing, appreciating and understanding learners' preferences and experiences should inform future HIV / AIDS curriculum design. Research was conducted at three specifically selected secondary schools (cases). Focus groups and written essays were used as methods for data collection from 90 Grade 11 participants. Whilst learners agreed that HIV / AIDS education is necessary, they suggested that certain changes be incorporated in future HIV / AIDS programmes. They suggested the following innovations: smaller gender-specific groups; outsider presenters; the involvement of parents / caregivers; more variety in the programme format; extended and continuous HIV / AIDS education; acquiring more information about HIV / AIDS care, support and treatment (the current emphasis is on prevention); addressing values and life skills in HIV / AIDS education; utilizing fear-provoking and real-life images and contexts to instill preventive caution. The findings support an integration of HIV / AIDS, life skills and values education into the formal curriculum. This approach is supported in the literature. Further research into learners' preferences and suggestions about the format and content of HIV / AIDS programme development is strongly recommended. en
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dc.identifier.citation Griessel-Roux, E, Ebersohn, L, Smit, B & Eloff, I 2005, 'HIV / AIDS programmes: what do learners want?', South African Journal of Education, vol. 25, issue 4, pp. 253-257 [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_educat.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/2318
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Education Association of South Africa en
dc.rights Education Association of South Africa en
dc.subject AIDS vaccines en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Educational innovations en
dc.subject Educational planning en
dc.subject Health education en
dc.subject HIV (Viruses) en
dc.subject Education and training services industry en
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention en
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) en
dc.subject.lcsh Life skills en
dc.title HIV/AIDS programmes : what do learners want? en
dc.type Article en


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