HIV/Aids discourse: challenges for teachers, students and pilicy makers in Papua New Guinea
Hickling-Hudson, Anne R. & McLaughlin, Juliana M. (2005) HIV/Aids discourse: challenges for teachers, students and pilicy makers in Papua New Guinea. In United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training Oxford Conference, September, Oxford University, Oxford. (Unpublished)
The HIV / AIDS pandemic, the most serious crisis in health and social welfare in the contemporary world, is particularly devastating in developing countries. The prevalent rates of HIV / AIDS in the developing world present unprecedented challenges for governments, educators, health professionals and local communities.
This paper reports on a pilot study into HIV/AIDS education programs in Papua New Guinea. It explores the perceptions of policy makers, teachers and students from senior secondary schools concerning their knowledge of problems and issues central to the epidemic. It comments on how the themes emerging from this data illustrate the complexities surrounding education about the sensitive issue of HIV/AIDS, and discusses examples of effective education programs from other countries which educators might like to consider.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Papua New Guinea education, HIV/AIDS teacher eduction|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||14 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2011 14:48|
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