- Wijngaarden, Jan; Sheldon Shaeffer
- The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Children and Young People: Reviewing Research Conducted and Distilling Implications for the Education Sector in Asia
- UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Thailand, 2005, 18 pp
"This paper was prepared by Jan Wijngaarden and Sheldon Shaeffer and originally presented in a December 2002 workshop on 'Anticipating the Impact of AIDS on the Education Sector in South-East Asia."
"This paper takes a closer look at the impact of the epidemic on children (0-18 years old) by reviewing and synthesizing several research studies that have been conducted in the Asia-Pacific region over the years. Since no specific studies about AIDS’ impact on education have been conducted in the Asia-Pacific region, this paper will then look at the implications of the existing research for the education sector looking at access to education for children affected by the epidemic, but also looking at the demand- and supply-side, the quality of education and planning, and management issues. In the final section of the paper, we will identify gaps in our knowledge and understanding of the impact of AIDS on the education sector by outlining a number of questions for future research."