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Factors shaping the HIV-competence of two primary schools in rural Zimbabwe

Campbell, Catherine, Andersen, Louise Buhl, Mutsikiwa, Alice, Pufall, Erica , Skovdal, Morten, Madanhire, Claudius, Nyamukapa, Connie and Gregson, Simon (2015) Factors shaping the HIV-competence of two primary schools in rural Zimbabwe. International Journal of Educational Development, 41 . pp. 226-236. ISSN 0738-0593

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We present multi-method case studies of two Zimbabwean primary schools – one rural, one small-town. The rural school scored higher than the small-town school on measures of child well-being and school attendance by HIV-affected children. The small-town school had superior facilities, more teachers with higher morale, more specialist HIV/AIDS activities, and an explicit religious ethos. The relatively impoverished rural school was located in a more cohesive community with a more critically conscious, dynamic and networking headmaster. The current emphasis on HIV/AIDS-related teacher training and specialist school-based activities should be supplemented with greater attention to impacts of school leadership and the nature of the school-community interface on the HIV-competence of schools.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. © CC BY 3.0
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 10:54

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