who can use it
It's All One Curriculum is designed primarily for curriculum developers, schoolteachers, and community educators responsible for education in the areas of sexuality/sexual health (including AIDS) and civics or social studies. Users may draw on the guidelines and activities in this kit to meet their needs, for example:
- to develop or modify comprehensive curricula (of any duration) appropriate for their setting;
- to design more narrowly focused teaching units (for example, on gender or sexual health); and
- to use as a resource for single-topic lesson plans (for example, gender and the media, deciding about sex, protecting oneself and one’s partners from HIV, reflecting on masculinity).
A second audience for the It's All One Curriculum kit includes health and education policymakers and school administrators. This kit can help these professionals ensure that their sexuality and HIV education initiatives respond to the learning needs of young people and to the policy statements of such bodies as the United Nations General Assembly (Millennium Development Goals), UNAIDS, UNESCO, the World Health Organization, and other agencies. Moreover, the methods that are the heart of It's All One Curriculum support higher-order thinking skills (such as research, reflection, and analysis) and foster students' connectedness to school. As such, schools can use sex/HIV education to strengthen education overall, rather than to compete with other valuable academic goals.
Around the world, sexuality education takes place in a great variety of cultural and political contexts. It's All One Curriculum: Guidelines and Activities is designed to present sensitive information appropriately in a wide range of such contexts in Africa, the Americas, the Arab world, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific. The material includes many examples from various cultural settings. The next section (It's All One Curriculum: Where and How to Use It) offers guidance to educators and policymakers on how to adapt these materials easily for their particular setting.
(from page 6 of It's All One Curriculum: Guidelines)