Teaching About HIV and AIDS in Caribbean Secondary Schools by Sharlene Johnson, Maren Bodenstein, Gisela Winkler


Teaching About HIV and AIDS in Caribbean Secondary Schools by Sharlene Johnson, Maren Bodenstein, Gisela Winkler

HIV & AIDS and Health & Family Life Education are challenging areas of the curriculum to teach. This book aims to meet the pre-service and in-service needs of secondary teachers, tackling important issues in depth, providing all that the aspiring or busy teacher needs to know. It provides clear accurate background information along with activities to encourage reflection and better practice to aid professional development. Practical suggestions for how to approach the various aspects of HIV and AIDS education and difficult issues in the classroom enable teachers to encourage attitude and behaviour change and prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. There are sections on: * What every teacher needs to know about HIV and AIDS * Introducing HIV and AIDS lessons at secondary school * Preventing the spread of HIV * Teaching life skills that prevent the spread of HIV * Teaching about sex and sexuality * Teaching about HIV and AIDS across the curriculum * Teaching in a society affected by HIV and AIDS Within each section double-page spread topics contain background information, classroom activities, simple definitions of terms and examples of approaches that other teachers have found effective.

About the Author

Sharlene Johnson is an experienced secondary school teacher. She was HIV&AIDS Coordinator for the Ministry of Education, Guyana, and head of the Ministry's School Health, Nutrition and HIV & AIDS Department. A member of the Caribbean HIV and AIDS Coordinators Network, she has advised on school materials for the region. Dr Gisela Winkler has taught in schools in a variety of countries. She has been a teacher trainer (both in-service and pre-service) in Southern Africa for many years, has worked on HIV and AIDS education projects and published a number of books, training manuals and learner materials that focus on HIV and AIDS. Maren Bodenstein has worked in teacher education over two decades. She designed and implemented a teacher training programme on HIV and AIDS in South Africa and has been involved with life skills programmes and publications.

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144 pages


Sharlene Johnson, Maren Bodenstein, Gisela Winkler
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Publication date

5th August 2011



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