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Black community attitudes towards the disabled-educational implications

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dc.contributor.advisor Lessing, A. C. (Anna Christina, 1947- Baloyi, Busisiwe Helen 2015-01-23T04:24:43Z 2015-01-23T04:24:43Z 1997-01
dc.identifier.citation Baloyi, Busisiwe Helen (1997) Black community attitudes towards the disabled-educational implications, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study, BLACK COMMUNITY ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE DISABLED - EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS, set out to investigate the attitude of the black community towards the disabled. Literature was consulted to provide a backdrop against which the empirical surveys could be measured. The study used systematic observation interviews for data collection. Appointments were made to conduct the interviews. The study obtained responses from 70 interviewees from four African cultures namely the Vend~ Pedi, Tsonga and Ndebele, who were divided into seven groups, ten per group, i.e. parents of the disabled, the disabled themselves, siblings of the disabled, parents of non-disabled, youth, old people and professional workers. Findings indicated that disabilities such as cerebral palsy, orthopaedic disabilities, blindness and deafness are undesirable and constitute problems in the life of a disabled, their families in general perspective and the community at large. Disabilities constituted different attitudes and were identified as varying from total rejection to acceptance which are brought about by the components of the TRIPARTITE MODEL I A B C MODEL being cognitive, affective and behavioural. Education of the whole black community concerning the issue of disabled people seems to be the only answer to bring about a change of attitude towards the disabled. Therefore a number of recommendations were included to serve as guidance and counselling so that myth and witchcraft ideologies and negative attitudes can be uprooted. The researcher hopes that the effort that went into this· study will be beneficial in the process of educating the black community about the disabled with the ultimate goal of changing existing negative attitudes towards the disabled into positive attitudes of acceptance and support. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xxiv, 290 leaves) : illustrations, some color
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Affective en
dc.subject Attitude en
dc.subject Behaviour en
dc.subject Black community en
dc.subject Cognitive en
dc.subject Disabilities/handicaps en
dc.subject Feelings en
dc.subject Neo-natal en
dc.subject Pre-natal en
dc.subject Para/peri-natal en
dc.subject Post-natal en
dc.subject Tripartite Model / A B C Model en
dc.subject.ddc 371.91
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities en
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination against people with disabilities en
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Abuse of en
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities -- Psychology en
dc.subject.lcsh Children with disabilities en
dc.subject.lcsh Blacks -- Attitudes en
dc.title Black community attitudes towards the disabled-educational implications en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Psychology of Education D Ed. (Psychology of Education)

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