Humanizing Pedagogy Through HIV and AIDS Prevention: Transforming Teacher Knowledge

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This book explores the power of educators to serve as HIV and AIDS prevention agents. The definitive text represents the work of a distinguished panel of teacher educators and health scientists who identify core information and skills effective educators of HIV and AIDS prevention should learn as they prepare to attend to the academic and human needs of students. It assigns to teachers, in the United States and abroad, the novel role of prevention agents, given their extraordinary ability to access and affect young people—to influence their behavior.

Humanizing Pedagogy considers the social, economic, racial, gender, and other variables that impact the prevention of HIV and AIDS. The authors collectively assert that the process of preventing HIV and AIDS, when it considers historic and social context, can compel educators to serve not only as practitioners of knowledge, but as community agents of health and well-being. Attending to HIV and AIDS issues advances the capacity and ability of educators to see and attend to the complete learner. Humanizing Pedagogy is a single volume resource for educators, in the United States and abroad, interested in attending to the whole needs of the learner—and saving lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594512599
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Series in Critical Narrative
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel. Located in Washington, D.C., AACTE is the leader for innovation in teacher education.

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Table of Contents

Foreword : AIDS and human dignity
1 HIV/AIDS and current conceptions of teacher education 3
2 On the indispensable qualities of progressive teachers for their better performance 22
3 Disability studies as insight : deploying enabling pedagogies in HIV/AIDS education 31
4 Building trust through cooperation in the AIDS education classroom 50
5 The science, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS 61
6 Inquiry-based approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention education : standards, practices, and outcomes 75
7 Preparing teachers as prevention agents : an on-line learning course 97
8 HIV/AIDS : a global human rights issue 113
9 Influences of family and cultural values, languages, and religion on HIV/AIDS behavior change 132
10 HIV/AIDS : sexuality and disability 164
11 HIV/AIDS : understanding men's decisions and choices 185
12 Multifaceted policy challenges and motifs concerning HIV/AIDS in international higher education venues 205
13 Postcolonial perspectives in constructing teacher knowledge about HIV/AIDS 222
14 African tertiary institutions' response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic : current practices and the way forward 242
15 HIV/AIDS affecting postsecondary education in South Asia 268
16 Cultivating a heartfelt sense of community : an essential teacher competency for preventing HIV and AIDS 295
17 A conversation on HIV/AIDS education and teacher education in science and mathematics 313
18 Establishing ties : HIV prevention through facilitation : the case of Mujer Sana - "healthy woman" 337
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