Teachers’ Readiness Assessment on Teaching HIV/AIDS Preventive Education to Senior High School Students – Philippines


The Department of Health (DOH) reported that HIV/AIDS cases among adolescents aged 15- 21 in the Philippines are rapidly increasing. In this correspondence, the Department of Education (DepEd) has joined forces with the DOH and the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) to launch a government-wide response to reproductive and healthcare-related issues among the youth, which included the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). This novel research assessed the readiness for CSE implementation in the context of HIV/AIDS preventive education for Senior High School (SHS) students from a teacher’s perspective in the Philippines. It also evaluated the current curriculum and policies for the implementation of a contextualized CSE. Through a case study design, data were gathered utilizing semi-structured online and limited face-to- face interviews with SHS teachers at a Roman Catholic parochial co-educational institution in Manila, Philippines. These assessment interviews probed on the biggest barriers to incorporating the CSE curriculum into a teacher’s instructional modalities, as well as how teachers can overcome these obstacles. The researchers also explored the interventions needed for the implementation of CSE, as well as the impact of teaching HIV/AIDS preventive education to SHS students from a teacher’s point of view. Results were analyzed thematically drawing upon the sociological theory of structural functionalism. They are expected to shape the future of education in contextualized CSE and its implementation and continue the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its associated stigma and discrimination in the Philippines.

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Jason Roi Y. Manayon, De La Salle University, Philippines
Marie Grace Pamela G. Faylona, De La Salle University, Philippines

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Conference: ACE2022
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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To cite this article:
Manayon J., & Faylona M. (2023) Teachers’ Readiness Assessment on Teaching HIV/AIDS Preventive Education to Senior High School Students – Philippines ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2023.26
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2023.26

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