HIV/AIDS education in regular and special (deaf) secondary schools in Ghana

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dc.description.abstract This study investigated HIV/AIDS education in two secondary schools in Ghana comparing students’ knowledge, attitude and behaviour. Furthermore, this study investigated students most trusted source of HIV/AIDS knowledge, how students see the disease against other diseases and how HIV education is grounded in the schools curricular. In all, 283 students were involved in the survey. Their ages were between 12 and 25. The findings established that student’s knowledge on how to avoid the disease, mode of transmission, and prevention were very high. However, it was unearthed that female students fear for the disease was higher than their male counterparts and this have motivated them to know their status. It was also realised that students from the two schools involved in the surveys attitude toward people infected and affected by the disease were positive. However, student’s attitude toward condom use was negative. Moreover, respondents reported their dissatisfaction toward HIV education that go on in their respective schools. They added that education on the disease have had little impact on their behaviour. However, their trust for their teachers, school as well as the media for HIV/AIDS knowledge was very high. In contrast, students trust for their parents and religious leaders on HIV knowledge was very low. These have triggered the conception of total restructuring of the curricular to scale up an intervention that would target specific behaviour change. Parents and religious leaders should as well be integrated into the education of the disease in order to help bring the needed behaviour transformation on young people.
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.rights Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty. fi
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dc.subject.other AIDS
dc.subject.other HIV-tartunta
dc.title HIV/AIDS education in regular and special (deaf) secondary schools in Ghana
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011110411627
dc.subject.ysa AIDS
dc.subject.ysa HIV-tartunta
dc.subject.ysa tieto
dc.subject.ysa yläkoulu
dc.subject.ysa käsitykset
dc.subject.ysa Ghana
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta kasvatustieteiden tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Education en
dc.contributor.laitos kasvatustieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Education en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine erityispedagogiikka fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine Special Education en 2011-11-04T09:33:49Z

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