Integration of HIV/AIDS education in the pre-school curriculum

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Supervisor/Advisor

Ruth Oteinoh

Second Supervisor/Advisor

Zeenat Shariff


Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


This study was a collaborative action research that investigated how HIVAIDS education can be integrated in the Tanzanian pre -school curriculum. The study sought appropriate curriculum areas in which HIVAIDS education could be integrated. In addition the study intended to identify teaching strategies that supported integration of HIV/AIDS education at the pre-school level. The study was conducted at a public pre-school in Dar-es Salaam, where the pre-school curriculum designed by the Ministry of Education and Culture Tanzania (2005) is implemented. The findings revealed that, HIV/AIDS education can be integrated in the curriculum areas of Language, Science, and Personality Education, Music and Movement, Mathematics, Physical Education and Creative Arts. The findings also established that interactive teaching strategies like story telling, role-plays, drawing and group discussions supported the integration of HIV/AIDS education for young learners in the pre-school curriculum. Ultimately, the study indicated that action research contributes towards professional development of teachers.

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