Efforts to combat acquired immune deficiency syndrome continue to generate a wide variety of educational materials. The following guides and booklets are among the new resources available for teaching young people about aids:
Administrator's Guide to AIDS, prepared by the National Safety Council (444 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611; 31 pp., $3.75 paper, $3 for nsc members; bulk rates available). Suggests strategies for involving members of the community in planning, implementing, and evaluating education programs.
AIDS Answers for Teens, by Linda Schwartz (The Learning Works, P.O. Box 6187, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93160; 32 pp., $4.95 paper plus $1.50 handling). Provides information in a question-and-answer format and offers follow-up activities for teaching junior- and senior-high-school students.
The AIDS Challenge: Prevention Education for Young People, edited by Marcia Quackenbush and Mary Nelson with Kay Clark (Network Publications, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, Calif. 95061-1830; 526 pp., $34.95 cloth, $24.95 paper). A collection of 30 essays by physicians, educators, and policymakers on education about the prevention of aids. Among the topics addressed: developing community support, involving parents, and training teachers for school-based programs.
AIDS Information Resources Directory, edited by Trish A. Halleron and Janet I. Pisaneschi (American Foundation for aids Research, 40 West 57th St., Suite 406, New York, N.Y. 10019-4001; 192 pp., $10 paper). Includes descriptions of over 1,000 brochures and pamphlets, videotapes and films, curricula and instructional programs, posters, public-service campaigns, manuals, and periodicals aimed at a variety of groups.
AIDS Questions and Answers for Kids, by Linda Schwartz (The Learning Works, P.O. Box 6187, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93160; 24 pp., $3.95 paper plus $1.50 handling). Questions and answers, with follow-up activities, for teaching children in grades 5 and 6.
Confronting AIDS: Update 1988, prepared by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418; 239 pp., $15.95 paper). Focuses on progress in implementing recommendations--including calls for a long-term research program and a massive educational campaign--made in the institute's 1986 report, "Confronting AIDS."
Effective AIDS Education: A Policymaker's Guide, by Katherine Fraser and Patricia Mitchell (National Association of State Boards of Education, 1012 Cameron St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; 36 pp., $7 paper). Comprehensive approaches to aids education should begin as early as kindergarten, the authors of this report conclude.
Guide to Teaching About AIDS, prepared by the National Safety Council (444 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611; 43 pp., $5 paper, $4 for nsc members; bulk rates available). Suggests lesson plans and activities for education programs aimed at teenagers.
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