An investigation into the relationship between the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and the changing role of educators in Dalindyebo Hich School in the Mthatha District, Eastern Cape
Author(s)Ntshangase, Gloria Ntombovuyo
Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences. Dept. of Industrial Psychology.
KeywordsAIDS (Disease) in adolescence -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
Teachers -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
Children of AIDS patients -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
AIDS (Disease) in adolescence -- Patients -- Education -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
Children of AIDS patients -- Education -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
AIDS (Disease) in adolescence -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape -- Psychological aspects
Children of AIDS patients -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape -- Psychology
Theses -- Industrial psychology
Dissertations -- Industrial psychology
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AbstractAssignment (MPhil)--University of Stellenbosch, 2007.
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: I have been moved by the effect HIV and Aids have on learners and educators. More and
more children are affected either as they are HIV-infected or a family member is HIVinfected.
Educators therefore have begun to come into increased contact with infected and
affected learners at school and must be prepared to deal with the effects of the disease in the
It is from the above situation that I researched about the changing role of educators due to the
effects of HIV and Aids on learners.
My research looked into the readiness of educators to cope with HIV and Aids inside and
outside the classroom. I also looked at the diverse issues affecting children infected with and
affected by HIV and Aids like the need to work and care for ill adults, trauma related to the
illness and death of a family member and discrimination and stigma they suffer at school. I
also looked at the impact of HIV on education.
In conclusion, recommendations regarding the provision of social and emotional care and
support to infected and affected learners are made. Recommendations on teacher education
programmes that will equip educators with appropriate skill are also made.
AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Ek is deur die effek van MIV en VIGS op leerders en onderwysers geraak. Meer en meer
kinders word geaffekteer, óf wie self met MIV geinfekteer is, óf as deel van 'n gesin met 'n
HIV-geinfekteerde lid. Opvoeders is dus al hoe meer in kontak met geinfekteerde en
geaffekteerde leerders in die skool en moet voorbereid wees om die gevolge van hierdie
siekte te konfronteer.
Dit is in die konteks van hierdie situasie dat ek navorsing gedoen het oor die veranderende
rol van opvoeders weens die effekte van MIV en VIGS op leerders.
My navorsing het gekyk na hoe gereed onderwysers is om met MIV en VIGS binne en buite
die klaskamer te wedywer. Daar is ook gekyk na die diverse kwessies wat kinders wie
geinfekteer of geaffekteeer is deur MIV en VIGS konfronteer, soos die behoefte om te werk
en om vir siek ouers te sorg, trauma verwant aan die sieke of dood van 'n gesinslid, en
diskriminasie en stigma wat hulle in die skool ondervind. Daar is ook gekyk na die impak
van MIV op onderwys.
Aanbevelings is gemaak met betrekking tot die voorsiening van sosiale en emosionele sorg
en steun aan geinfekteerde en geaffekteerde leerders. Aanbevelings word ook gamaak oor
opvoedingsprogramme vir onderwysers wat hulle met geskikte vaardighede sal toerus.
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