[Social actors in HIV/AIDS prevention: opposition and interests in educational policy in Mexico, 1994-2000]
Language: 
Spanish
Short Title: 
[Social actors in HIV/AIDS prevention
Abstract: 

Studies and recommendations by health agencies have emphasized the importance of education in HIV-AIDS prevention. Mexico has included topics on sexuality and HIV-AIDS in school programs, triggering resistance by some social actors. The current study seeks to clarify the various positions and interests and their influence on the textbook content. A literature search was conducted on the period during which the last educational reform was implemented in Mexico. The discourse analysis focused on the ethnography of communication, which identified: the various actors' positions, arguments, actions, economic and political power, and relations to others. The results show that those who oppose the inclusion of these themes in the school curriculum base their position on tradition, contrary to modernization and secularization of social life, and that their positions range from refusal to raising conditions. Networks have been formed that provide such groups with significant economic and political power. Government has given in to some demands by partially modifying the textbook contents. The current analysis proposes to reflect on the potential repercussions of such actions on the control of the epidemic.

Author(s): 
Granados-Cosme, JosÈ Arturo
Nasaiya, Kittipong
Brambila, Alberto Torres
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Cadernos De Saude Publica
Journal Abbreviation: 
Cad Saude Publica
Publication Date: 
2007-03
Publication Year: 
2007
Pages: 
535-544
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0102-311X
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 17334568

Turabian/Chicago Citation

JosÈ Arturo Granados-Cosme, Kittipong Nasaiya and Alberto Torres Brambila. 2007-03. "[Social actors in HIV/AIDS prevention: opposition and interests in educational policy in Mexico, 1994-2000]." Cadernos De Saude Publica 23: 3: 535-544.

Wikipedia Citation

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