Innovation, Peer Teaching, and Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Outreach from a School‐Based Clinic

Mario Pacheco, Steven Adelsheim, Lisa Davis, Victor Mancha, Leslie Aime, Patsy Nelson, Dan Derksen, Arthur Kaufmann

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The gum‐chewing 10th grade student with teased hair eyed the quiet line of seventh grade girls seated nervously across the table from her in the mid‐school library. The 10th grade student was their “teacher” for the next 30 minutes, leading a discussion about AIDS. “So,” she asked, chewing between phrases, “You girls know about latex condoms?” She then rattled off a series of questions and teaching points about AIDS — “African green monkeys,” “unprotected sex,” “shared needles.” The 10th grade student was contributing to her inner city high school class project, run in conjunction with the school‐based clinic. She was sharing her special knowledge about AIDS, taught by the clinic staff, with younger children as a service to her community. What this novice teacher was lacking in professional delivery she made up for in enthusiasm for both her subject and for her important, new leadership role. 1991 American School Health Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of School Health
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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