Title

Schools Must Effectively Educate Students, Staff And Faculty And Community Members Regarding Aids Epidemic

Authors

V. W. Ikpa

Keywords

Education & Educational Research

Abstract

Ten years after the identification of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, the disease become more pervasive in society. More than 174,000 AIDS cases have been recorded in the United States since the disease was first identified. Forty-one thousand new cases of AIDS are projected for die United States in 1991. As the numbers increases in the wider society, increases in the numbers of AIDS infected students will become evident in the schools. The school must take an active role in educating the children about the AIDS epidemic. These social institutions must also include parents and community members in developing curricula that address sex education and health issues. Policy and curricular decisions must reflect the values and ethics of the community. This paper explores these issues and identifies implications for education policymakers.

Publication Title

Education

Volume

112

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

459

Last Page

463

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1992HQ48100023

ISSN

0013-1172

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