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  1. The health of our educators: A focus on HIV/AIDS in South African public schools

    The evidence presented in this report shows that the health of our educators is a source of concern because the prevalence of HIV is high. The determinants are multiple: behavioural, knowledge deficit, lack of self-efficacy skills, migratory practices, gender, and alcohol misuse. Chronic conditions such as hypertension, stomach ulcers, arthritis and diabetes are common. The report also shows that our country is likely to lose a very high proportion of educators due to job dissatisfaction, job stress and low morale. …

  2. The social demand for schooling in HIV/AIDS affected populations in Tanzania: summary results from a field survey

    This paper justifies and explores the results of a social demand survey for primary school enrolment in Tanzania. This records and analyses the evidence derived from a structured household-based survey in rural and urban school catchments in two regions of the country (Iringa and Dodoma) with children and their guardians which explores the social demand for primary schooling, especially in relation to household poverty indices and changing labour in households affected by prolonged illness and death. …

  3. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Education Sector in Malawi: Study 2. Examining the impact of HIV/AIDS on governance in the education sector

    IIEP and its partner ministries of education launched the collaborative action research programme was launched in 2003. This initiative is designed to contribute to mitigation and prevention of the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in three countries - Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. The focus of the research activities is essentially needs assessment. This, in turn, will help to prioritize options for the development of policy, training and other measures to enable the education sector to strengthen its internal capacity in two critical areas. …

  4. Teacher absences in an HIV and AIDS context: evidence from nine schools in Kavango and Caprivi (Namibia)

    With the high prevalence of HIV and AIDS in Namibia, teacher absenteeism is becoming a pressing issue for the country's education system, particularly in the areas most affected by the epidemic. This study examines how some schools in the hardest hit areas are managing the problem. Due to the complexity of the issue, the research was conducted using qualitative methodology, requiring in-depth observations and interviews. …

  5. Reasons for non-attendance of orphans, children from disjointed families who live with both parents: Evidence from questionnaires and children's drawings

    The paper uses a combination of questionnaire data and children's drawings to explore the reasons contributing to temporary and permanent absence from school of orphans, children from disjointed families and children who live with both parents. Particular attention is paid to differences between these three groups of children and between girls and boys. It is shown that the most important reasons for absenteeism are closely related to poverty, and that poverty is not necessarily related to orphanhood. …

  6. Management of HIV/AIDS at the Education District Level in Zimbabwe: The Case for the Collection of Local Indicators

    This report summarizes a workshop to launch a pilot project known as the District Initiative to collect school-based HIV/AIDS indicators enabling ministries and planners assess the needs of the districts more effectively. The workshop was organized to introduce the District AIDS action Committees (DAACS) and the Ministry of Education to develop District Education Management Information System or DEMIS. DEMIS was developed by the University of Natal to allow for the capture of key management information in schools on a monthly basis. …

  7. HIV/AIDS and education

    This document describes the impact of HIV/AIDS on education systems. The supply and demand for education will be greatly altered over the next 5 - 10 years, challenging the prospects of Education for All. In addition, as more AIDS education is dispursed, the trends will change and HIV/AIDS will become a disease among the poor.

  8. Etude des impacts socioéconomiques du VIH/SIDA sur le secteur éducation au Tchad

    Cette étude a pour objet d'analyser les impacts socioéconomiques du VIH/SIDA sur le secteur éducation. Ainsi, après l'analyse de la vulnérabilité du secteur éducation, le cadre institutionnel mis en place et la réponse apportée par le secteur ont été passés en revue. Puis le cadre conceptuel de l'analyse des impacts socioéconomiques du VIH/SIDA sur le secteur éducation a été élaboré sous l'angle « impacts quantitatifs » et « impacts qualitatifs » que le VIH/SIDA pourrait avoir sur le secteur. …

  9. Disease, HIV/AIDS and capacity implications: a case of the public education sector in Zambia

    This report presents findings of a study carried out to assess capacity issues in the context of the increasing incidence of disease in general and HIV/AIDS in particular on the public education sector. The first part of the report presents findings from the systems level. Here, economic conditions, the policy and institutional framework and human resource development as they relate to sector capacity are discussed. Thereafter, a sector review on the morbidity and mortality situation is outlined. …

  10. Develop an HIV and AIDS plan for your school. A guide for school governing bodies and management teams

    This book has been written as a guide for schools to help them to think about and manage the problems that HIV and AIDS bring. The book can help schools and their communities to use the national policy on HIV and AIDS and education to take local action. The book will encourage everyone - school governing bodies, managers, educators and parents to think, plan and act to protect and strengthen schools against the impact of the epidemic.

  11. Case of Rwanda

    This paper summarises the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Rwanda, looking at the impact on the school population, the impact on teaching staff and the impact on education budget. It also presents a series of recommendations to the Education Ministry to reduce the impact.

  12. Assessing educators' views on the impact of HIV/AIDS on primary education in Nigeria: implications for future programs

    This report presents results from a cross-sectional study that was conducted in the three Nigerian states of Kano, Lagos, and Nasarawa to assess educators' views on the impact of HIV/AIDS on primary education. To date, very little information is available on this topic, despite a consistent increase in HIV infections among the Nigerian population over the past 10 years that threatens to drastically constrain the progress of the nation. …

  13. Approaches to examining the impact of HIV/AIDS on teachers

    HIV/AIDS has, unequivocally, led to increased morbidity and mortality among young adults in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Although all sectors of society have been affected, one sector in particular has been the focus for attention and controversy: teachers. This paper does not attempt to assess what the actual and likely impact of the epidemic is on teachers. Instead, it attempts to draw together the different approaches to understanding the impact on teachers: highlighting the key methodological issues and consequent gaps and recommendations. …

  14. An assessment of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Nepal

    This report presents the main findings of a comprehensive assessment of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Nepal. The report focuses on the following three key questions: What is the actual and likely impact of HIV/AIDS on teachers and other MOES staff? What is the actual and likely impact on the education of primary and secondary school students who are directly affected by the epidemic? What has been and what should be done in the future to prevent HIV infection among teachers and students as well as support for all those who are directly affected by the epidemic?

  15. Address HIV/AIDS Related Problems in the Education Sector (Malawi). Concept note for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Malawi

    Address HIV/AIDS Related Problems in the Education Sector (Malawi). Concept note for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Malawi

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