Sex Education as Perceived by Teacher Trainees to Avoid AIDS Disease in the Society

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Sample size in present study was 200 divided in two classes, female & male teacher trainees. Those were again divided into two subclasses- distance & traditional system of education. They were asked whether sex education is required to avoid AIDS disease in society. It can thus be generalized that all the teacher trainees agreed that sex education was required to avoid AIDS disease from the society.

Sex Education as Perceived by Teacher Trainees to Avoid AIDS Disease in the Society

Awadhesh Kishore; L.M. Sharma*; M.P. Gupta* and Rakhi Sharma**

Sarvoday Mahavidyalaya, Chaumuhan-281406, Mathura (INDIA)
*R.B.S. College, Agra-282002 INDIA
**Institute for Development of Technology for Rural Advancement, Mathura-281004 (INDIA)

Abstract:

Sample size in present study was 200 divided in two classes, female & male teacher trainees. Those were again divided into two subclasses- distance & traditional system of education. They were asked whether sex education is required to avoid AIDS disease in society. It can thus be generalized that all the teacher trainees agreed that sex education was required to avoid AIDS disease from the society.

Tags:

AIDS disease, Distance, Female, Distance education, India, Male, Research, Scholarly, Sex education, Society, Teacher, Teacher trainees, Traditional education, Uttar Pradesh.

Background:

Sex education, which is sometimes called sexuality education or sex and relationships education, is the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. Sex education is also about developing young people's skills so that they make informed choices about their behaviour, and feel confident and competent about acting on these choices. It is widely accepted that young people have a right to sex education, partly because it is a means by which they are helped to protect themselves against abuse, exploitation, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS (UN, 2002a; UN, 2002b; UN, 2002c).

Objective:

The objective of present research work was to find out the perception of teacher trainees of Uttar Pradesh (India) on the item whether sex education is required to avoid AIDS disease in the society? The comparison was objected to make between perceptions of the teacher trainees recorded from two genders i.e. males and females and two education systems i.e. traditional and distance. The Interaction among the observations was also to determine.

Methodology:

All the teacher trainees under traditional and distance education systems in Uttar Pradesh (India) were considered as the universe for the present research work. Randomly selected teacher trainees belonged to 46 districts of UP. The specific features included - age group 20-35 years. rural 54% and urban 46%, annual income below 42% and above Rs. 1,00,000-00 58%, unmarried 59%, married 41%, joint 27% and nuclear 73%, Post graduate 54% and only graduate 46%, from SFS college 77% and aided college 23%, general 38%, Other Backward Caste 33%, Schedule Caste 27% and Schedule Tribe 2% and having kids 0-4. The sampling size in present investigation was 200 divided in two classes female and male teacher trainees, which were again two subclasses each under distance and traditional system of education having 50 samples each. Observation schedule method was implemented to collect authentic primary information from the respondents. The teacher trainees were asked whether sex education is required to avoid AIDS disease in the society. Data obtained were classified in such a meaningful way that they were interoperated through tabular and or graphical presentations. The researcher collected and tabulated data and analyzed those using χ2 design.

Findings:

On the basis of observations presented in the tables and the figures it can be revealed that most of the teacher trainees (96%) perceived that sex education was required to avoid AIDS disease in the society. The perception was highly significant (p<0.01). With regards to two genders, female teacher trainees (97%) were reported to be more positive in comparison to male collogues (95%), however both were had a significantly positive outlook (p<0.01) that sex education was required to avoid AIDS disease in the society. The teacher trainees under traditional system of education reported their highest positive views (99%) in comparison to that reported by those under distance education system (93%). The teacher trainees under both the system had a significantly positive outlook (p<0.01) that sex education was required to avoid AIDS disease in the society.

As far as the interaction between two genders i.e. female and male and two systems of education traditional and distance are concerned, all the classes significantly recognized (p<0.01) that sex education was required to avoid AIDS disease in the society. Highest positivity was found in female teacher trainees under traditional system of education (100%) followed by those of male collogues under the same system of education (98%) and females under distance education system (94%). Lowest positive responses were received from the male teacher trainees under distance education system of education (92%).

Conclusion:

It can thus be generalized that all the teacher trainees agreed that sex education was required to avoid AIDS disease from the society.

Acknowledgement:

Partial financial assistance received from Institute for Development of Technology for Rural Advancement (IDTRA), Mathura (India) for the research work is duly acknowledged.

Dedication:

The article is dedicated to all the people living in the rural area of the country and workers engaged in their advancement.

Bibliography:

UN, (2002a). United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. www.un.org/rights/HRToday. Accessed on 15.04.2002.
UN, (2002b). United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child. www.un.org/rights/HRToday, Accessed on 15.04.2002.
UN, (2002c). United Nations General Assembly, Declaration of commitment on HIV/AIDS August 2nd 2001. www.un.org/ga/aids/docs/aress262.pdf. Accessed on 15.04.2002.

Tags

Aids Disease, Distance, Distance Education, Female, India, Male, Research, Scholarly, Sex Education, Society, Teacher, Teacher Trainees, Traditional Education, Uttar Pradesh

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