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Davis-Morrison, Vileitha
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Institute of Education
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The place of HIV/AIDS in the teachers college curriculum: Challenges and possibilities
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Celebrating Achievements in Caribbean Education: Transformation, Diversity and Collaboration. 7th Biennial Conference of the School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona
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April 15-17, 2004
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Renaissance Grande Hotel, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Abstract
Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Education have indicated that HIV/AIDS should be an integral part of the curriculum at all levels of the education system. To achieve this, the preparation of teachers needs to involve the development of knowledge and skills; the analysis and clarification of beliefs and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS; the use of appropriate methodologies, strategies, assessment techniques; community participation and service learning. Using qualitative data gathering techniques, this paper identifies the place of HIV/AIDS in the teachers colleges' formal, informal and non-formal curricula. It analyses how teachers are prepared to teach HIV/AIDS and discusses the challenges faced by teacher educators and student teachers in the teaching of HIV/AIDS and related issues.....
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