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

Campbell, Catherine and Andersen, Louise Buhl and Mutsikiwa, Alice and Pufall, Erica and Skovdal, Morten and Madanhire, Claudius and 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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-jou...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. © CC BY 3.0
Subjects: 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
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.05.007
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 10:54
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 11:14
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57399

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