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ERIC Number: EJ758779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
HIV/AIDS and the Holistic Personal Relevance Model: An Holistic Approach to Bridging the Development Divide
Matroos, Sebastian; van Wyk, Barry
Convergence, v38 n3 p95-104 2005
This paper aims to develop a theoretical and practical framework for lifelong learning which will contribute to bridging the development divide, thus facilitating the implementation of the MDGs on both a global and personal level. We see this happening through the direct personal and professional involvement of development professionals (that is, educators, NGO employees, government workers, researchers, students, and so on) in the application of lifelong learning to achieve a cascade-effect of learning and development throughout all levels of the development community. We propose the utilisation of a matrix of interconnected links, facilitating multilateral communication and interaction. This matrix would allow all the levels from the macro- (interstate community groups, institutions, and other collectives) to the micro- (personal and interpersonal) levels to interact constructively. Such a diverse network of interaction would create a more informed and robust response and implementation strategy towards achieving the objectives set out in the MDGs. This process is envisaged to create an organic nexus of knowledge that would harmonise the implementation strategies between all levels of intervention. We propose the use of the Holistic Personal Relevance Model (HPRM) to refer to this framework that contributes to the fomenting of a multi-level, universal awareness of the goals, plans, obstacles, and possible solutions towards achieving the MDGs. As an example of the HPRM, this article utilised in particular the case of MDG 6, relating to halting and reducing HIV/AIDS and other major diseases. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa