Recognizing the importance of teachers in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS in Zambia, the Ministry of Education requires that HIV/AIDS be integrated into classroom teaching at all levels. MOE, along with many partners, are implementing in-service training for teachers to give them the skills to do this. However, in order to be sustainable, HIV/AIDS needs to be an integral part of the COE curriculum. A survey of COE student-teachers and staff conducted by MOE and CHANGES2 in 2006 showed that student-teachers do not feel comfortable or well-prepared to teach HIV/AIDS prevention in the classroom. All those interviewed said that HIV/AIDS Education should be part of the COE curriculum. Based on this information, MOE has been working closely with college Tutors, student-teachers and Teacher Education and Specialized Services in MOE to develop an HIV/AIDS Teacher Education Course (HATEC). This draft Handbook was designed for student-teachers to use as they move through the HATEC. It includes activities which the tutor may do in the class. Also, it can be used by teachers in their classrooms.
CHANGES 2 Program / Ministry of Education
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