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ERIC Number: EJ990215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1478-8497
Another Lost Generation? The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Schooling in South Africa
Moletsane, Relebohile
International Journal on School Disaffection, v1 n2 p7-13 2003
This article examines the different ways in which the HIV/AIDS pandemic is negatively impacting on affected and infected children's willingness and ability to attend school in South Africa. Within the context of HIV/AIDS, South Africa has the mammoth responsibility of saving the present generation of children from a fate similar to or worse than that of the "lost generation" of the anti-apartheid struggle: that of dying from HIV-related illness, or of succumbing to social pressures and withdrawing from educational activity. To achieve this, two issues need attention. First and foremost, there is a need to understand the factors and obstacles that HIV-infected and affected children grapple with in their social lives, as well as how these impact on their educational endeavors. Following on from this understanding, it is important to identify and develop appropriate social and educational programs to address the changing and growing needs of infected and affected children. Such programs may include developing or adopting alternative models that respond directly and contextually to children's social circumstances. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa