Commonwealth Youth and Development - Volume 3, Issue 1, 2005
Volume 3, Issue 1, 2005
The Unisa Advanced Certificate for Youth in Development Workers : learner profile and reasons for enrolmentSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 3, pp 17 –25 (2005)More Less
The pan-Commonwealth Diploma in Youth and Development is offered by 23 institutions across the four regions of the Commonwealth (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the South Pacific). The University of South Africa (UNISA) is one of the African universities that offer the diploma as part of their contribution to building capacity among the youth. This article provides an overview of UNISA's learner profile.
Source: Commonwealth Youth and Development 3, pp 26 –53 (2005)More Less
One of the greatest challenges facing South Africa's new democratic government is the transformation of the education system, and the move to multicultural schooling has created an urgent need to address what schools can or should do about the multiple cultural realities that are now represented in schools. All those involved in education have reiterated the need to equip principals, teachers, learners and parents with the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills to manage conflict in a constructive manner. Research conducted in two secondary multicultural schools explored the development of a conflict management training programme for learners. The findings from this conflict case study reveal that an eclectic approach to conflict management training using elicitive strategies that embed 'culture' in the training programme can be successfully implemented in these settings.
Author Paula Du PlooySource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 3, pp 54 –81 (2005)More Less
Public participation in schools has become a cornerstone of the South African education landscape. Traditionally schools have been hierarchical, authoritarian institutions. One of the aims of the South African Schools Act of 1996 is to promote greater participation by parents, learners and the community in the organisation, governing and funding of schools. Based on a series of interviews conducted in 2003, this article considers the extent to which school management and governance have become more collaborative.
Author Jean H. DavidsonSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 3, pp 82 –89 (2005)More Less
The field note describes how the film Yesterday can be used to raise awareness about the transmission of the HI virus and its impact in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. After viewing the film, members of the St Joseph's community were able to identify simple, cost-effective and practical ways of dealing with the effects of the HIV and Aids pandemic. These include the importance of being a friend and listening; home-based care; and making soft toys to help children come to terms with their grief.