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TitleHow school management understands and responds to the impact of HIV and AIDS on educators at Botshabelo primary schools
AuthorNtoatsabone, Maleshoane Jeanette
SubjectCentral University of Technology, Free State - Dissertations
SubjectElementary school principals - South Africa - Botshabelo
SubjectSchool management and organization - South Africa - Botshabelo
SubjectAIDS (Disease) - Social aspects - South Africa - Botshabelo
SubjectHIV infections - Social aspects - South Africa - Botshabelo
SubjectEducational leadership - South Africa - Botshabelo
SubjectDissertations, academic - South Africa - Bloemfontein
Date2014-10-18T19:30:43Z
Date2014-10-18T19:30:43Z
Date2010
TypeThesis
Format388 014 bytes
Formatapplication/pdf
AbstractThesis (M. Ed.(Educational Psychology)) - Central University of technology, Free State, 2010
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to: * Investigate how school management understands and responds to the impact of HIV and AIDS on educators at Botshabelo primary schools. * Formulate recommendations, based on the findings of the study, for the design of programmes to develop school principals and heads of department so that they can proactively deal with HIV and AIDS. The method of research consists of an investigation in which a sample of thirty (30) primary schools at Botshabelo in the Free State Province was used. Questionnaires were distributed among the principals and heads of department. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the experiences and perceptions of the principals and heads of department towards understanding and responding to the impact of HIV and AIDS on educators. The empirical research was undertaken so as to gather information that could provide answers to the following research questions: * What is the impact and effect of HIV and AIDS on educators? * How can educators be assisted to cope with the impact that HIV and AIDS may have on their lives? * What impact do HIV and AIDS infected educators have on school management? The literature study showed that HIV and AIDS impact on education in various ways. It also indicated that the pandemic has a psychological-social impact on educators. Questionnaires revealed that most educators lose interest in their career. The study also revealed that HIV and AIDS education has not been extensively covered and standardised at the primary schools in Botshabelo. The findings derived from questionnaires provided several implications for planning, teaching and implementation of HIV and AIDS awareness programmes. Although the majority of the principals and heads of department believed that it is necessary to implement the HIV and AIDS policies in their schools, the results revealed that some are neglecting the implementation of HIV and AIDS policies. Lastly, the specific HIV and AIDS programmes should be co-ordinated by the Free State Department of Education in order to ensure that the support programmes achieve what they are intended to achieve. Principals and heads of department should be encouraged to take the lead in the fight against the impact of HIV and AIDS on education.
Publisher[Bloemfontein?] : Central University of Technology, Free State
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11462/169