n South African Journal of Education - The specific Life Orientation needs of Grade 9 learners in the Vaal Triangle region
|Article Title||The specific Life Orientation needs of Grade 9 learners in the Vaal Triangle region|
|© Publisher:||Education Association of South Africa (EASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Education|
|Author||Linda Theron and Christine Dalzell|
|Publication Date||Aug 2006|
|Pages||397 - 412|
ISI Social Science
We report on a study aimed at understanding adolescence as a period of heightened vulnerability, and investigate Life Orientation as a possible means of addressing the risk associated with adolescence. However, if Life Orientation is to be an effective solution to the problem, it needs to respond to Life Orientation needs as perceived by adolescents. An empirical study (n = 445) was conducted to survey the specific Life Orientation needs of Grade 9 learners in the Vaal Triangle region. The study aimed to consult with Grade 9 learners in order to determine and rank their specific Life Orientation needs, thus providing insight as to whether the Life Orientation needs of Grade 9 learners differ according to gender and race, and to examine whether these needs are met by the current Life Orientation programme.
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