"Primary prevention is an approach to addressing a problem of any kind before it occurs, whether it be related to traffic safety, substance abuse, or sexual violence. The Ecological Model and Spectrum of Prevention are flexible frameworks upon which professionals over many decades have built targeted strategies optimized for solving multi-layered problems. These two aforementioned models specifically emphasize the role of societal norms and environmental conditions in the occurrence of certain phenomena like sexual violence.
The State of the World’s Children 2011 invited adult and adolescent contributors from a variety of stakeholder groups to give their perspectives on the distinct challenges adolescents face today in protection, education, health and participation. Through a wealth of concrete examples, this report makes clear that sustainable progress is possible.
In this article, we will describe an ethics case study of using Facebook to deliver a sexual education program to youth and young adults, with a focus on those issues highlighted in Table I, which include a description of potential ethical risks related to beneficence, information and comprehension, equity and special populations, and confidentiality and security.
By Bonny Norton and Harriet Mutonyi – Language Policy, 9, 45–63
In this article, we present a case study, undertaken in Uganda, in which 12 young people debated and critiqued four research articles on HIV/AIDS relevant to Ugandan youth. The rationale for the study was to provide students with the opportunity to respond to health research that had a direct bearing on their lives.
What are diverse teens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada saying about HIV, sexual health, and the services they want?
The Toronto Teen Survey (TTS) is a community-based research project that has gathered information from youth on assets, gaps, and barriers that currently exist in sexual health education and services.
Planned Parenthood Toronto sponsored the Toronto Teen Survey in partnership with York University, University of Toronto (New College), and Wilfrid Laurier University. Toronto Public Health was a collaborator.
Help your students learn the facts about HIV/AIDS and understand
the scope of this global epidemic by using the Web sites below in observance of World
AIDS Day on December 1. Note: Due to sensitive and mature content, please preview each
site before classroom use to decide if it is appropri-
ate for your students.
Risk factors for AIDS among adolescents / Susan G. Millstein -- Adolescents' AIDS risk taking : a rational choice perspective / William Gardner, Janna Herman -- School-based primary prevention : what is an effective program? / Catherine Lewis, Vic Battistich, Eric Schaps -- Federal policy and adolescent AIDS / Brian L. Wilcox -- Protecting adolescents from AIDS / Brian L. Wilcox, Susan G. Millstein, William Gardner.
Abstract : 'Think positive : The Asian Face of HIV/AIDS' are short form television productions by eleven national broadcast companies form across the Asia-Pacific region to raise awareness of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
This documentary takes a glimpse at the impact HIV/AIDS among African Americans & African/Caribbean immigrants in the Pacific Northwest and is one of several local actions being taken to help break the silence about HIV/AIDS and facilitate discussions about the devastating affects of the epidemic. It is a film that breaks the silence about HIV/AIDS among people of African descent in the faith community and encourages healthy dialogue about one of the most important issues facing our world today.
Explores the evolution of a photomontage assignment in a college-level course for academically unprepared students by summarizing the original assignment and then describing the latest version after a three-year period. Believes that the current assignment promotes aesthetically rich and meaningful artwork from students and a positive shift in student attitudes.
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Fantasy in the thinking of preservice teachers was studied with 12 white Canadian women learning to teach primary school. Findings reveal powerful fantasies of love and devotion among preservice teachers. They should be encouraged to explore these fantasies as an avenue to self-understanding and understanding of the teacher's role.
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An HIV/AIDS theater program, run by Family Health International, has spread throughout Kenya during the past five years, growing from 35 youth theater groups to more than 270 and reaching over 400,000 people with performances that stimulate thought-provoking discussions about the epidemic. This website provides information on these endeavors.
This article presents the forum theatre as an alternative means of presenting a combined informational and therapeutic education on men as an underrepresented target group, which can increase the use of male condoms. Furthermore, a second objective of the article and the research done is to present a methodology and guidelines that can be used in either other provinces of Mozambique or other cities on a global scale to build up a empirically based educational theatre.
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Discusses a collaboratively designed project where a group of artist-teachers created an installation quilt for a group exhibition that spurred their reflection on aesthetic issues and feminist pedagogy. Explains that these ideas are connected and may offer teachers interested in gender issues a view toward a listener-centered pedagogy and artmaking.
This book contains a collection of never-before-published lectures touching on the topics of aesthetic education, imagination and transformation, educational renewal and reform, excellence, standards, and cultural diversity. The lectures in the book were given over a 25-year period of the educator's/author's self-discovery and continuing efforts to move a diversity of teachers to discover new dimensions of themselves.
Explains how the author's ideas about the development of the mind and forms through which its contents are revealed developed. Also, explores uncertainties the author has felt about educational philosophy and practice, and discusses implications for future educational research that does justice to the development of human intellectual capacities.
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This analysis describes some of the general features of art and goes on to look at what the artistic treatment of research entails. Artistically crafted research that includes coherence, imagery, and particularity can help to explain what is important about schools. Further, the education of teachers should be regarded as the education of artists.
This article addresses the potential strengths and weaknesses of alternative forms of data representation. As educational researchers become increasingly interested in the relationship between form of representation and form of understanding, new representational forms are being used to convey to 'readers' what has been learned. These explorations are rooted in an expanding conception of the nature of knowledge and the relationship between what one knows and how it is represented. While new forms of representation have their potential virtues, they also have their limitations.
This paper is a sequel to the playlet "Performance as Rehearsal" that was performed as part of a larger presentation called "Passion Play" at a national-level educational research conference in 2000. The authors reflect on their experience of scripting and performing their 'two hander' and on the audience's reactions to it documented by means of a response/evaluation sheet.