A comparative evaluation of two interventions for educator training in HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Chao, Li-Wei and Gow, Jeff and Akintola, Olagoke and Pauly, Mark (2010) A comparative evaluation of two interventions for educator training in HIV/AIDS in South Africa. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology, 6 (1).

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The purpose of this study was to compare two different methods to teach educators about HIV/AIDS. Sixty educators were selected from eight schools in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, to undergo HIV/AIDS training using an interactive CD-ROM intervention. Another sixty educators from other schools were selected to undergo a two-day Life Skills Training Programme provided by the Department of Education. The outcomes both before and after the interventions were measured by surveying the educators’ knowledge and attitudes related to HIV/AIDS, as well as their self-efficacy with respect to dealing with HIV/AIDS in the classroom setting. Both interventions resulted in significant changes in knowledge and attitudes as well as in the selfefficacy with respect to ability to teach about HIV/AIDS and to deal with classroom situations involving HIV and blood. The Life Skills Training Programme proved superior in enhancing basic knowledge about HIV, and the CD-ROM was superior in teaching about HIV transmission risks.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 06:29
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: educator training; HIV/AIDS; South Africa
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9442

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