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Attitudes of teachers towards sexuality and HIV and AIDS education

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dc.contributor.advisor Nzima, D.R.
dc.contributor.author Nqoloba, Tembela
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-05T12:02:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-05T12:02:24Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/975
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Education in fulfilment requirement for the Degree of Master of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2001. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the attitudes of teachers towards sexuality "and HIV/AIDS education in Mthatha schools. The objectives were threefold. First, the study intended to determine the attitudes of educators towards the inclusion of sexuality education. Second, it investigated whether the attitude of educators has an impact on their teaching of sexuality education. Third, it wanted to determine if there are gender-related differences in the attitudes of educators towards the inclusion of sexuality education in the curriculum. A purposive sampling method was used and 56 (27 female and 29 male) Mthatha teachers were selected. Permission to conduct the research was requested and obtained from the District Director of the Department of Education in Mthatha. A questionnaire was used to collect data. It was delivered to the targeted respondents together with a request and short briefing about the study. The researcher also provided them with information to ensure that ethical guidelines were followed. The questionnaires were collected after a week for some and two weeks for others. With the help of a statistician the analysis was made. The cases showed mixed feelings and inconsistencies on certain issues, but were generally supportive of the idea of teaching sexuality and related aspects in schools. That is, teachers held positive attitudes. However, while females seemed to have assumed that good courses would be delivered when introduced, men provided a critique based on past experience. The males were concerned that past development programmes did not live up to expectations, they were ineffective but expensive, and did not contain the relevant topics. They suggested that any HIV and AIDS and sexuality education programmes developed should be conducted with more purpose and should be effective. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS education en_US
dc.title Attitudes of teachers towards sexuality and HIV and AIDS education en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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