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Conceptualising schools as a source of social capital for HIV affected children in southern Africa

Campbell, Catherine and Coultas, Clare and Andersen, Louise and Broaddus, Elena and Skovdal, Morten and Nyamukapa, Connie and Gregson, Simon (2014) Conceptualising schools as a source of social capital for HIV affected children in southern Africa. HCD Working Paper Series, 6. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Many AIDS-affected African children lack forms of adult support and guidance traditionally provided by families. There is growing policy attention to the role schools might play in caring for children in extreme adversity in ways that go far beyond traditional education. We use the concept of the “HIV competent school,” which incorporates bonding, bridging and linking social capital, to frame a selective review of the literature on school responses to HIV/AIDS in southern African countries, and an in-depth case study of indigenous school responses in eastern Zimbabwe. We call for greater attention to the ethic of care emerging from the interaction between AIDS-affected children and relevant peers and adults in the school setting and the way in which this is limited or enabled in particular social settings.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 15:14
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 11:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63433

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