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ERIC Number: EJ936987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Breaking the Culture of Silence in Checkmating HIV/AIDS as a Teacher-Researcher
Esau, O.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v24 n1 p66-83 2010
In my investigation I set out to break the HIV/AIDS culture of silence and emphasize the role of the teacher as a researcher and critical change agent in an HIV/AIDS challenged society. My work demonstrates how teachers could play such a role by encouraging learners' participation in sport. The sport, I focussed on in my action research project was chess. One of the main recommendations is that the role of sport in education be prioritized in the context of HIV/AIDS. The rationale being that sport, recreation and play could contribute greatly to the quality of inter-personal relations and responsible behaviour of children and young people, as well as their personal well-being and health. This strengthens the idea that higher education institutions should provide the democratic space to encourage pre-service and in-service teachers to become teacher-researchers and reflective classroom practitioners, and to take up the contemporary challenge of shaping and strengthening school sport and education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa