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Out-of-school youth : a psychopedagogical perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Urbani, G.
dc.contributor.advisor van der Merwe, A.
dc.contributor.author Madela, Nelson Bhekizwe
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-21T12:11:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-21T12:11:35Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/747
dc.description Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Education in the Department of Psychology of Education of the University of Zululand, 1998. en_US
dc.description.abstract The aims of this investigation were: * To undertake a literature study in order to attain a psychopedagogical perspective of out-of-school youth. * To evaluate the dieoretical implications of this research and to formulate certain recommendations which may serve as guidelines. As an introduction the nature and dynamics of out-of-school youth are analyzed and discussed with an aim to state the problem clearly. From a psychopedagogical perspective the out-of-school youth finds himself in a situation of dysfunctional education mainly because he goes through life without the help and guidance of a responsible parent or adult. This results in the psychic life of out-of-school youth being under-actualised. The lack of responsible adult intervention and guidance which is based on the pedagogical principles of love, trust and authority results in out-of-school youth forming relationships within his life-world which are inadequate for his emancipation. This makes the out-of-school youth fail to make a meaningful life-world. Currently only a few social workers and a few voluntary organisations, such as Child and Family Care, reach out to these needy children and endeavour to rehabilitate the families and supervise the children. The hostility that communities attach to out-of-school youth implies that these children do not get enough support and trust. Most support structures that came into existence to provide some measure of support are existing illegally under present statutory provisions. They lack the services of suitably qualified personnel and are often haphazardly organised. Furthermore, they cannot cope effectively with the present situation and there is a duplication of certain services in the provision of support. The findings of this report hence recommend the following: * Re-appraisal of the nuclear family. * Proliferation and extension of accountable support through multi-purpose educational centres. It is hoped that the study will foster lasting awareness regarding out-of-school youth. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.title Out-of-school youth : a psychopedagogical perspective en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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