The leadership role of principals in managing HIV in primary schools in the Grahamstown District Area, Eastern Cape Province

Isaacs, Arthur James David (2014-04)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2014.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Education in Sub-Saharan Africa is overshadowed with challenges of HIV which affects the learner and educator populations negatively. The HIV epidemic is considered the single largest threat to global education, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Eastern Cape has the third largest HIV infected population in our country with almost 223 new infections per day. The new challenges of HIV cause education institutions to cease achieving their goals because it creates an impact on the demand and supply of education. With the escalating infection rate, School Principals are summoned with a mandate to be ambassadors for transformational change in the struggle against the epidemic. School Principals need transformational leadership and an effective management approach to impact HIV in their schools. It is of importance for School Principals to be trained to explore the executing of their role in managing, implementing, monitoring and integrating the process of HIV education in Primary Schools.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Opvoeding in Sub-Sahara Afrika word oorskadu deur die MIV epidemie wat die leerder en onderwyser populasie negatief beinvloed. Die MIV epidemie word beskou as die grootste enkele bedreiging vir globale opvoeding veral in Sub-Sahara Afrika. Die Oos-Kaap het die derde grootste getal MIV positiewe mense in Suid Afrika met amper 223 nuwe infeksies per dag. Die nuwe uitdagings van MIV veroorsaak dat opvoedkundige instellings nie hul doelstelings bereik nie vanwëe die impak op die aanvraag en voorsiening van opvoeding. Met die toenemende vlak van infeksies word skoolhoofdes belas met „n mandaat om ambasadeurs te wees vir transformele verandering in die stryd teen die epidemie. Skoolhoofdes benodig transformasionele leierskap en „n effektiewe bestuursbenadering om „n impak te maak op MIV/Vigs in hul skole. Dus is dit belangrik dat skoolhoofde opgelei moet word om die uitvoering van hul rol te uit te leef in die bestuur, toepassing en integrering van. die MIV/Vigs opvoedingsproses in Primêre Skole.

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