Can we use young people’s knowledge to develop teachers and HIV-related education?

McLaughlin, Colleen and Swartz, Sharlene (2011) Can we use young people’s knowledge to develop teachers and HIV-related education? Prospects, 41 (4). pp. 429-444. ISSN 1573-9090

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Abstract

Despite recent progress in meeting the goals of the Education for All agenda, certain groups of young people are particularly vulnerable to exclusion and underachievement, including children with HIV/AIDS, children living in poverty, and children with disabilities. HIV/AIDS has reduced many young people’s rights to access education, to live a full and healthy life, and to have a life as a child. This article focuses on attempts to continue to empower young people to protect themselves from HIV by exploring the dynamics around HIV-related education in schools, in particular by examining the role that young people’s knowledge can play in improving curricula and thus reducing HIV/AIDS rates. The authors draw on qualitative research in a total of eight schools in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. Preliminary findings suggest that pupil consultation and dialogue can be used to inform thinking on the curriculum for HIV education.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
Depositing User: Gemma North
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 15:26
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2017 10:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/41457

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