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close this bookSchool Health Education to Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) : Teachers' Guide (UNESCO - WHO, 1994, 117 p.)
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction
View the document1. The programme
View the document2. Teaching methods
View the document3. The classroom atmosphere
View the document4. Peer leaders
View the document5. Participation of parents and family members
View the document6. Test items for student evaluation
View the document7. Questions on HIV/AIDS/STD
Open this folder and view contentsUnit 1. Basic knowledge on HIV/AIDS/STD
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5. Participation of parents and family members


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It is important to involve parents in the programme: families have an important role in the development of personal and ethical values in our students. Most parents recognize the threat posed by AIDS, and are in favour of school education for prevention. Some of them find it difficult to discuss sexuality with their children, and are happy if the school takes on the responsibility. However, they may have reservations about some parts of the programme.

Parents often need to learn about AIDS themselves, and the school programme may provide the opportunity for parents, and other members of the family, to obtain accurate information, and to dispel myths or rumours about AIDS that circulate in the community.

The best way to involve parents is...

[Provide here detailed guidance to teachers on how to involve parents, and the type of materials and activities that are envisaged for parents.]