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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Sekopane, Momo Andrew
Email sekopane@webmail.co.za
URN etd-12062004-105038
Document Title Perceptions of school principals of HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in public schools
Degree MPhil (EFCD)
Department Curriculum Studies
Advisor Name Title
Dr H J Joubert Committee Co-Chair
Dr S Maile Supervisor
  • communication
  • leadership
  • life skills
  • behavioural change
  • attitudes
  • perceptions
  • school principals
  • awareness campaigns
Date 2003-11-20
Availability unrestricted
This research project focuses on the perceptions of school principals on HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaigns in public schools. The principals of primary and secondary schools in the Rustenburg area of North West Province were investigated.

The aim of this research project is to investigate the understanding of school principals on HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns carried in their schools, and to identify government and non-government organizations, which are involved in this process. A qualitative research method was adopted for this research project. Data were collected by means of interviews, and was audio-tapped. Data were analyzed and arranged into five categories; awareness campaigns, leadership, resources/tools, communication, attitudes and behavioural change.

The findings indicated that school principals do understand and support HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in their schools. Communication resources and visual materials related to HIV/AIDS, however, were very minimal in public schools.

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