AIDS/HIV education for preservice elementary teachers. | Academic Article individual record

Professional preparation programs should provide future elementary teachers opportunities to develop competence in dealing with school-related AIDS issues. Curriculum writers and instructors of preservice elementary teachers could be more effective if they were aware of this groups' beliefs about school-related AIDS issues. A survey was conducted to assess the beliefs and opinions of preservice elementary teachers about school-related AIDS issues. Subjects (n = 157) generally agreed they would eventually have a child with AIDS in their classroom and agreed AIDS education should be included in the elementary grades, yet a substantial number did not believe they understood the basics about AIDS. Less than one-third indicated they knew how to clean up blood or body fluids safely. About one-third indicated they would feel personally threatened to teach a student with AIDS. These results are reflected in recommended AIDS educational content and resources for preservice elementary teachers and future research in this area.

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J Sch Health

author list (cited authors)
Ballard, D. J., White, D. M., & Glascoff, M. A.
publication date
Wiley Publisher
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  • Recommendations
  • Surveys
  • Northern America
  • Primary Schools
  • Diseases
  • Research Report
  • Education
  • Male
  • Studies
  • Adult
  • HIV Infections
  • Viral Diseases
  • Sampling Studies
  • Knowledge
  • North America
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  • School Health Services
  • Americas
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  • Population Characteristics
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome--prevention And Control
  • United States
  • Female
  • Hiv Infections--prevention And Control
  • Research Methodology
  • Attitude
  • Teaching
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Surveys And Questionnaires
  • Demographic Factors
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