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 2005, 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 (Unpublished)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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ID Code: 7570
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2014 22:52

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