Measuring the education sector response to HIV and AIDS. Guidelines for the construction and use of core indicators.
This publication aims to provide Ministries of Education and other education stakeholders involved in country responses to HIV and AIDS with clear guidelines on the construction and use of 15 core indicators to measure the education sector response to HIV and AIDS. The guidelines were endorsed by the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education in February 2013 after extensive national, regional and international consultations and a rigorous field test of the new indicators through 2009-2012.
Readers will find detailed information about reasons for using each of the indicators; methods for collecting the data and measuring it; and guidance for interpreting the data, including how to analyse data from various indicators and draw conclusions in terms of potential changes in policies and programmes in the education sector.
Positive Learning: Meeting the needs of young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) in the education sector
Young people living with HIV are experiencing stigma, discrimination and challenges in balancing their health and treatment needs with their education attendance.
GNP+ and UNESCO collaborated to identify and document the needs of learners living with HIV and develop a set of recommendations for action. The recommendations are simple, practical and feasible, and are intended to give guidance to educators, policy- and decision-makers as well as activists and professionals working with young people to enable YPLHIV to realise their personal, social and educational potential.
UNESCO's Strategy for HIV and AIDS
The strategy for HIV and AIDS articulates UNESCO’s contribution to the UNAIDS objectives outlined in the strategy Getting to Zero, and calls for the need to accelerate universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It acknowledges that the global AIDS epidemic is changing; treatment is helping people live longer and healthier lives with HIV, and now is the time for context-specific, targeted approaches based on evidence and good practice.
UNESCO's short guide to the essential characteristics of effective HIV prevention
This short guide aims to increase understanding of the characteristics of efficient and effective HIV and AIDS responses. It is designed to explain in a user-friendly and accessible format what these characteristics mean in practice, and how they can be applied, integrated and institutionalised into HIV and AIDS planning and programme processes.
As a quick reference guide, users can find out about the key characteristics of a specific approach, check on definitions, identify tools to help put the approach into practice, and access additional reference material for further exploration.
International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education - An evidence-informed approach for schools, teachers and health educators. Including: Volume I The rationale for sexuality education, and Volume II Topics and learning objectives
The publications are based on a rigorous review of evidence on sexuality education programmes and are aimed at education and health sector decision-makers and professionals.
Volume I focuses on the rationale for sexuality education and provides sound technical advice on characteristics of effective programmes. A companion document (Volume II) focuses on the topics and learning objectives to be covered in a ‘basic minimum package’ on sexuality education for children and young people from 5 to 18+ years of age and includes a bibliography of useful resources.
Levers of Success - Case studies of national sexuality education programmes
Effective sexuality education provides young people with age-appropriate, culturally relevant and scientifically accurate information. It also provides young people with structured opportunities to explore attitudes and values and to practise the skills they will need to be able to make informed decisions about their sexual lives.
The factors that contribute to successful implementation of effective school-based sexuality education at regional, country or local levels − so-called ‘levers of success’ – are less clear. These are the focus of this publication. Individually and together, the examples in this document indicate the important lessons for the successful introduction and effective implementation of school-based sexuality education.
School-Based Sexuality Education Programme - A Cost and Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Six Countries
This seminal six-country study on the cost and cost-effectiveness of school-based sexuality education programmes, the first of its kind, looks at a range of programmes across low-, middle- and high-income countries, including Estonia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the Netherlands and Nigeria.
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Good Policy and Practice Series
Good Policy and Practice in HIV & AIDS and Education - Booklet 1: Overview
This booklet provides an overview of why HIV and AIDS are important issues for the education sector, identifies weaknesses in current policy and programming responses, and highlights evidence gaps.
Intended mainly for government, donor and NGO policy-makers, planners and managers working in the education sector, we hope that the booklets in this series will also be useful for school governing bodies, administrators, head teachers, teachers and other educators who are tackling some of the challenges presented by the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
Good Policy and Practice in HIV & AIDS and Education - Booklet 2: HIV & AIDS and Supportive Learning Environments
This booklet discusses issues affecting learners in the context of HIV and AIDS, including rights and access to education, protection, knowledge and skills, and care and support.
It provides an overview of why HIV and AIDS are important issues for the education sector, identifies weaknesses in current policy and programming responses, and highlights evidence gaps.
Good Policy and Practice in HIV & AIDS and Education - Booklet 3: HIV & AIDS and Educator Development, Conduct and Support
This booklet discusses issues affecting educators in the context of HIV and AIDS, including training, conduct, and care and support. The booklet provides an overview of why HIV and AIDS are important issues for the education sector, identifies weaknesses in current policy and programming, and highlights evidence gaps.
Good Policy and Practice in HIV & AIDS and Education - Booklet 4: Partnerships in Practice
This booklet addresses the role and importance of strategic partnerships in developing education sector responses to HIV and AIDS. It provides an overview of why HIV and AIDS are important issues for the education sector, identifies weaknesses in current policy and programming responses, and highlights evidence gaps.
Good Policy and Practice in HIV & AIDS and Education - Booklet 5: Effective Learning
This booklet focuses on the topic of effective learning using illustrative examples. It provides an overview of why HIV and AIDS are important issues for the education sector, identifies weaknesses in current policy and programming responses, and highlights evidence gaps.
Good Policy and Practice in HIV & AIDS and Education - Booklet 6: Pre-Service Teacher Training
This booklet synthesizes lessons learnt, activities, case studies, policies and practices in HIV-related pre-service teacher education and training. The guide concerns the key role pre-service teacher training has in preparing future teachers to deliver effective sexuality education and HIV prevention education to children and young people in education institutions.
Good Policy and Practice in HIV and Health Education – Booklet 7: Gender Equality, HIV and Education
Education, HIV and gender equality are deeply inter related aspects of personal and global development. This booklet presents new thinking and emerging research alongside a series of case studies and examples of new and time-tested programmes on the issues of gender equality, HIV and education and the interrelation between them.
Good Policy and Practice in HIV and Health Education – Booklet 8: Education Sector Responses to Homophobic Bullying
This booklet lays out the context, extent and impact of homophobic bullying and synthesizes lessons learned as well as good policies and practices for an education sector response to homophobic bullying.
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