Education and HIV/AIDS - Education as a Humanitarian Response (Paperback)
  • Education and HIV/AIDS - Education as a Humanitarian Response (Paperback)

Education and HIV/AIDS - Education as a Humanitarian Response (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 09/02/2012
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This title examines the relationship HIV / AIDS has with education in different international contexts, from Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the USA, UK, and the Caribbean. Drawing on the international research in numerous countries, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, the USA and the Caribbean, the contributors consider, conceptually and empirically, the impact of this epidemic on schooling and teachers. They explore the complexity of this disease's relationship with education, and how given different social, cultural, political, economic and other contexts, it can have different impacts. Coverage ranges from looking at the global, international ramifications, to local perspectives drawing on informal community-based interventions. Each chapter contains a summary of the key points and issues within each chapter to enable easy navigation, key contemporary questions to encourage active engagement with the material and an annotated list of suggested further reading to support further exploration. A companion website supports the text and provides updates and additional resources.

This series presents an authoritative, coherent and focused collection of texts to introduce and promote the notion of education as a humanitarian response as a prime function of educational activity. The series takes a holistic interpretation of education, dealing not only with formal schooling and other systemic provisions in the mainstream, but rather with educational reality - teaching and learning in whatever form it comes at any age.

Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781441147783
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


‘This book provides useful examples of why HIV must be recognized as a social as well as a medical condition. It argues that the disability that HIV causes can be mitigated by education, and provides an eclectic set of "stories" to illustrate this.' David A. Ross, Professor of Epidemiology and International Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

‘This book is an important addition to the literature. The field of AIDS research and advocacy is complicated and continually expanding with new publications, findings and interventions appearing on an almost daily basis. It is difficult for anyone to keep up with this tide of information. This book synthesizes established and new AIDS information, providing a highly readable and informative overview of the AIDS epidemic. It gives educators a solid introduction to the latest information in the field. It is therefore an important contribution to the AIDS literature. I hope it finds a wide audience.' Nora Ellen Groce, Director of the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK

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