26.10.2009 -

Integrating HIV and AIDS into teacher training, a UNESCO Beirut sub-regional workshop

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UNESCO Beirut, Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States and ISESCO organized a joint training workshop on the integration of HIV and AIDS into teacher training, in collaboration with the UNESCO International Bureau of Education.

The three day workshop (26-28 October 2009), hosted selected Arab and African countries with demonstrated interest and intent to integrate HIV and AIDS into teacher training programmes and curricula. This joint activity promotes North-South and South-South Cooperation, enabling partners from Institutions and stakeholders in Europe, the Arab and African Region respectively to meet, discuss and learn from each other around the issue of HIV prevention through teacher training.

This training workshop is organized as a follow-up to the Regional meeting ‘Integrating a comprehensive HIV and AIDS education into teacher training curricula for the Arab Region’ that took place on 29-30 July 2009, organized by UNESCO Beirut, in collaboration with the UNESCO International Bureau for Educational Planning (IBE). The theme of the training has been selected based on the recommendations and priorities participants identified in relation to HIV and AIDS and teacher training.

Objectives

The training will seek to improve the pedagogical approaches to HIV and AIDS education, offering training to teacher trainers (in-service) from selected Arab and African countries on HIV and AIDS education with the ultimate aim to improve the quality of HIV and AIDS education provided at classroom level. The immediate objectives of the workshop are to:

  • build/enhance the capacity of country representatives (teacher trainers) on HIV and AIDS education based on interactive teaching and learning approaches and practices;
  • foster South-South cooperation and share good practices among participating countries with relation to teacher training on HIV and AIDS education.

The activity aims to support and strengthen country responses towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, especially Goal 6 “Combat HIV and AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases” and contribute to the attainment of the EFA Goals promoting good quality education for all learners.

Expected Outcomes

The training workshop is expected to improve national capacities to provide HIV and AIDS education of good quality through the training of teacher trainers and ultimately improve the HIV and AIDS education provided at the classroom level. It is expected that at the end of the workshop:

  • The capacity of country representatives (teacher trainers) is developed/enhanced on HIV and AIDS education based on interactive teaching and learning approaches and practices
  • South-South Cooperation is promoted among participating Arab and African countries on the theme of HIV and AIDS education.

Contact: Theophania Chavatzia

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