Youth voices about sex and AIDS: implications for life skills education through the 'Learning Together' project in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

SOURCE: International Journal of Inclusive Education
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Buthelezi, C.Mitchell, R.Moletsane, N.De Lange, M.Taylor, J.Stuart
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, KWAZULU-NATAL, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SEX, SEX EDUCATION, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, YOUTH
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5113

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Abstract

The article focuses on youth voices about sex and AIDS, revealing significant discrepancies between the 'ideal adult worldview' and the 'practical youth worldview' on sexual matters. Drawing on theories of childhood development and student development, the article argues that effective life skills curricula, with a rights-based approach, and maximum youth engagement achieved through participatory methodologies such as visual and arts-based methods, is key to HIV prevention among young people.