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  1. Standing Education on its head: Aspects of schooling in a world with HIV/AIDS

    This paper argues that HIV/AIDS stands education on its head. Education in a world with AIDS must be different from education in an AIDS free world. The content, process, methodology, role and organization of school education in a world with HIV/AIDS must be radically altered. The entire educational edifice must be dismantled.

  2. USAID's response to the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in Africa

    This a two paged paper that outlines USAID's efforts in the education sector to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. Specifically, it outlines USAID's approach called Education Sector Support (ESS) comprised of three components: classroom based- focused on quality and quantity of student learning; systemic- promotes African led national plans of educational system reform and; sustainable - improves policy analysis, build capacity to manage change and increase expenditure in education. USAID stresses the application of ESS to all levels involved in education from ministry to community. …

  3. Conspiracy of silence? Stamping out abuse in African Schools

    This article promotes the need to urgently look at the scope of sexual abuse occurring in schools and its significant repercussions. Emphasizes need for standard procedures governing how schools address allegations and treat survivors of this violence. Summarizes research in SSA that looks at role of school culture and society in defining gender identities, the centrality of violence in adolescent sexual relationships and in schools and the contradicting messages of empowerment in schools health curricula against the behaviours with the school itself.

  4. USAID Ghana Strategic Plan for the Education Sector

    This paper summarizes the main points of the strategic plan for the education sector in Ghana. It outlines the goals and the proposed interventions.

  5. Child abuse by teachers in Zimbabwe

    This paper offers needed statistics on the extent of sexual abuse in schools. It analyses 246 reported cases of sexual abuse in schools in Zimbabwe into 3 categories: sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse. Key findings: 81.6% of sexual abuse was perpetrated by trained teachers and 65.5% of the perpetrators had had sexual abuse with their pupils

  6. Safe haven for girls: can teachers challenge gender violence?

    Introduces a manual developed for South Africa on how to hold 8 interactive workshops with school management to increase awareness and mobilise action towards gender violence in schools. This paper discusses current challenges for government to prioritise the problem including making it part of the national curriculum

  7. Mixed Messages

    This paper provides results from qualitative research in Uganda which highlights the inherent contradiction of trying to promote adolescent sexual health with its messages of equality in partnerships when the school culture clearly promotes male domination and leadership. Offers practical suggestions for MoE to address inequality in schools and to advance democratic learning.

  8. Criminal justice: tackling sexual abuse in schools

    This paper summarises major findings from a Human Rights Watch report that documents the scope of sexual violence in South African schools. It identifies the lack of accountability among school officials, police and prosecutors which leaves perpetrators unpunished. It encourages governments to create and enforce guidelines for appropriate responses to sexual violence in schools.

  9. UNESCO Regional Seminar on HIV/AIDS and Education within the School System

    This report describes the UNESCO regional seminar on HIV/AIDS and education within the school system for English-speaking countries in Eastern and Southern Africa held in February 1995. The seminar's objectives were: (a) To strengthen awareness among officials from ministries of education of the need for preventive education on HIV/AIDS and to inform them about effective preventive education strategies. …

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