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dc.contributor.authorPontzer, Mary Michael Sellers
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:24:54Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:24:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.otherpontzer_mary-michael_s_201112_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/pontzer_mary-michael_s_201112_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27792
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this qualitative study was to explore selected Georgian teachers’ professional experiences and perspectives related to HIV/AIDS and the classroom and to highlight similarities between the experiences and perspectives of participants and teachers in other countries, as reported by other researchers in scholarly literature. These professional experiences and perspectives included teaching about HIV/AIDS; instructing students living with or affected by HIV/AIDS; managing safety and confidentiality concerns; dealing with stigma and stereotypes associated with HIV/AIDS; grappling with personal feelings about death, dying, homosexuality; and teacher training issues related to HIV/AIDS. In addition to describing selected teachers’ professional experiences and perspectives on issues related to HIV/AIDS and the classroom, the study also highlighted broader challenges and struggles associated with the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for teachers. The study revealed that participants had a range of professional experiences and perspectives related to HIV/AIDS and the classroom, and that many of their experiences and perspectives were similar to those of teachers in other countries, as reported by other researchers in scholarly literature.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHIV/AIDS
dc.subjectTeacher training
dc.subjectTeacher issues
dc.subjectTeacher isolation
dc.subjectPreservice teacher training
dc.subjectProfessional development
dc.subjectStudent health issues
dc.subjectComparative and international education
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.titleA study of American teachers' professional experiences and perspectives related to HIV/AIDS in the classroom, in comparative perspective
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentWorkforce Education, Leadership, and Social Foundations
dc.description.majorSocial Foundations of Education
dc.description.advisorDiane Napier
dc.description.committeeDiane Napier
dc.description.committeeJay Rojewski
dc.description.committeeJohn Napier
dc.description.committeeJohn Mativo


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