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 are prepared to attend to the academic and human needs of students. It assigns to teachers, in the US 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 US and abroad, interested in attending to the whole needs of the learner-and saving lives.
Table of Contents
Part I: Humanizing Pedagogy * HIV/AIDS and Current Conceptions of Teacher Education * On the Indispensable Qualities of Progressive Teachers for Their Better Performance * Disability Studies as Insight: Deploying Enabling Pedagogies in HIV/AIDS Education * Building Trust Through Cooperation in the AIDS Education ClassroomPart II: The Science and Skill of HIV and AIDS Prevention * The Science, Treatment, and Prevention of HIV/AIDS * Inquiry-Based Approaches to HIV/AIDS Prevention * Preparing Teachers as Prevention Agents: An On-Ling Learning CoursePart III: Diversity in Teaching and Learning * HIV/AIDS: A Global Human Rights Issue * Influences of Family and Cultural Values, Language, and Religion on HIV/AIDS Behavior Change * HIV/AIDS: Sexuality and Disability * HIV/AIDS: Understanding Men's Decisions and ChoicesPart IV: International Dimensions of Prevention * Multifaceted Policy Challenges and Motifs Concerning HIV/ AIDS in International Higher Education Venues * Postcolonial Perspectives in Constructing Teacher Knowledge About HIV/AIDS * African Tertiary Institutions' Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Current Practices and the Way Forward * HIV/AIDS Affecting Postsecondary Education in South AsiaPart V: Transformative Praxis in School and Community * Cultivating a Heartfelt Sense of Community: An Essential Teacher Competency for Preventing HIV and AIDS * A Conversation on HIV/AIDS Education and Teacher Education in Science and Mathematics * Establishing Ties: HIV Prevention Through Facilitation: The Case of Mujer Sana-"Healthy Woman"