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dc.contributor.advisor Du Plessis, G. (Ms.) en
dc.contributor.advisor Roets, L. (Mr.) en
dc.contributor.author Mokwatlo, Elizabeth Maboakae en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:00:11Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:00:11Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:00:11Z
dc.date.submitted 2006-06-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2085
dc.description.abstract Against the background of evidence that HIV-AIDS has had and continues to have an enormous impact on all South African schools, a need has arisen for HIV -AIDS policies and programmes to be effectively implemented in all schools. In this study, a qualitative methodology was used to evaluate policy implementation in the North West province. Data was gathered by means of field notes, observation and interviews with management and educators. The study found that although principals and educators are knowledgeable about HIV -AIDS, there is a tendency to discriminate against infected educators, particularly in terms of educator workload. This study also revealed that educators fear being accidentally exposed to HIV -AIDS infected blood, despite the guidelines given in the National HIV -AIDS policy and the availability of emergency first aid kits. The key thought emerging from this study is that not all schools are able to deal effectively with HIV -AIDS and that schools urgently need to plan or implement their own policies in this regard. School-based HIV-AIDS policies can only be successful if they take cognisance of local contextual issues and involve the three spheres of influence in the lives of educators and learners, namely, the sphere of the school, the sphere of family life and the sphere of the community. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 63 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV-AIDS and discrimination education and human rights en
dc.subject HIV-AIDS and stigma en
dc.subject Schoolbased HIV-AIDS policy en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject HIV-AIDS policy formulation and policy implementation en
dc.subject Educators living with HIV-AIDS en
dc.subject.ddc 362.19697920096824
dc.subject.lcsh Stigma (Social psychology) -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh Prejudices -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination against people with disabilities -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- Employment -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh Health education -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa -- North-West -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Sexually transmitted diseases -- South Africa -- North-West -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- South Africa -- North-West -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Viruses) -- South Africa -- North-West -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Diseases -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh Health behavior -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh Health promotion -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh Schools -- Health promotion services -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh Education and state -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.subject.lcsh Educational change -- South Africa -- North West
dc.subject.lcsh Health planning -- South Africa -- North-West
dc.title The evaluation of the implementation of HIV-AIDS policies at school level with particular focus on discrimination and stigma amongst educators en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Sociology en
dc.description.degree M.A.(Social and Behavioural Studies in HIV-AIDS) en


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