Effects of teacher sexual relationship with learners on the delivery of HIV/AIDS programmes in schools : focus on two High Schools in Rundu

Katjiua, John Bosco (2013-03)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2013.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of the study was to look at the extent to which the sexual relationships that exist between teachers and learners affect the delivery of the HIV/AIDS programmes in schools in the Kavango Region of Namibia. It aimed at drawing the attention of the Regional Education Directorate Management to ways to gear the education sector HIV/AIDS workplace programmes to design or strengthen strategies to target teachers’ behavior. The main research question which was explored was as follows: To what extent do the sexual relationships between teachers and learners affect the delivery of HIV/AIDS educational programmes in schools? A small scale interpretive study was conducted in two high schools in the Kavango region [one urban and one rural]. Furthermore additional document analysis was done on the topic on topic. The two selected high schools have been implementing the school HIV/AIDS programme called the My Future is My Choice. Data was collected using qualitative semi structured interviews. The results showed that learners perceived HIV/AIDS educational programmes as ineffective when the same teachers or other teachers had some of their peers as part of their sexual networks. Learners revealed that they did not perceive such teachers to be the type of role models they expected.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van die studie was om te kyk na die mate waartoe die seksuele verhoudings wat bestaan tussen onderwysers en leerlinge die lewering van MIV / VIGS programme in skole in die Kavango-streek van Namibië beinvloed. Die doel van die studie was om die kennis wat deur hierdie studie na vore gebring word, onder die aandag van die Onderwys Direktoraat te bring sodat programme vir onderwysers ontwikkel kan word. ‘n Beperkte interpreterende studie is uitgevoer in twee hoërskole in die Kavango-streek (een stedelike en een landelike). Verdere addisionele dokument-analise is oor die onderwerp gedoen. Die twee geselekteerde hoërskole is by die implementering van die skool se MIV/VIGS-program “My Toekoms is My Keuse” betrek. Data is ingesamel deur gebruik te maak van kwalitatiewe semi-gestruktureerde onderhoude. Die resultate het getoon dat leerlinge MIV/VIGS intervensies as oneffektief beskou wanneer dieselfde onderwysers of ander onderwysers (wat die program aanbied) van hul mede-leerlinge as deel van hul seksuele netwerke het. Leerling het duidelik aangedui dat hulle hierdie onderwysers nie as ideale rolmodelle beskou nie.

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