Strategies to facilitate the implementation of existing life orientation curriculum in secondary schools of Limpopo Province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Ramakuela, N. J.
dc.contributor.advisor Tshitangano, T. G.
dc.contributor.author Mulaudzi, Shumani Precious
dc.date 2020
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-21T08:03:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-21T08:03:42Z
dc.date.issued 2020-08-02
dc.identifier.citation Mulaudzi, Shumani Precious (2020) Strategies to facilitate the implementation of existing life orientation curriculum in secondary schools of Limpopo Province, South Africa. University of Venda, South Africa.<http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1617>.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1617
dc.description PhDPH en_ZA
dc.description Department of Public Health
dc.description.abstract There is a growing concern over the rising cases of adolescent pregnancy, drug and substance abuse, poor academic performance, violence, high school dropout rate and HIV/AIDS prevalence among secondary school students. The grounds of these problems are considered to be related to inadequate Life Orientation Education which should equip the learners with psychosocial competencies, but the ability to make informed decision, solve problems, think creatively and critically, communicate effectively, build healthy interpersonal relationships is lacking among the youths (Dash, 2018). The purpose of the study was to develop strategies to facilitate the implementation of existing Life orientation curriculum in secondary schools of Limpopo province, South Africa. An exploratory sequential design was used in this study. This research design had three stages. In the first stage (1a) the researcher collected and analysed quantitative data. Based on the quantitative results, the researcher will then engage a second stage (1b), the qualitative phase, to test and make the general view of the initial findings. This was followed by phase 3, which was the development of the coping strategies and validation of the strategies as outlined. Purposive sampling was employed to select two districts and then four circuits. Phase 1a identified factors influencing implementation of existing Life Orientation curriculum. Eight schools were selected using stratified random sampling. Simple random sampling was used to select 521 grade 10, 11 and 12 adolescent girls. Data was collected through a self-designed and self-administered questionnaire. Data was analysed descriptively using statistical software Stata/IC version 15.0. of the computer program. Validity and reliability were ensured. Phase 1b identified the predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors that can affect the behaviours, attitudes, and environmental factors contributing to the implementation of Life skills programmes in schools. A qualitative approach, and explorative, descriptive and contextual designs were applied. The population were all guardians and school teachers. Purposive sampling was used to select guardians for the focus groups discussions and teachers for in-depth interviews. Data analysis employed Tesch open coding method. Phase 2 was the development strategies to facilitate the implementation of existing LO programme in Limpopo province. Results from Structured Interviews, Focused group, Questionnaires were fused together with the use of the Precede Proceed Model. Phase 3 was to validate the developed strategies. The aim of validation was to collect and evaluate data, from the process design stage, the consistency and quality of the product or outcome of the strategies. The objectives to validate the strategies were to: determine the credibility of the strategies. The researcher used the non–experimental, intervention validation design to validated the credibility of the developed strategies. The developed strategies were given to the learners, guardians and Life Orientation teachers Vhembe and Mopani district. To collect data, the researcher used a checklist with 6 questions as outlined by Chin and Kramer (refer to table 6.4). Simple descriptive statistics was use where the data was summarized using the frequency distribution. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_ZA
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 324 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Development en_ZA
dc.subject Life skills education en_ZA
dc.subject Life skills programme en_ZA
dc.subject Strategies en_ZA
dc.subject.ddc 373.190968257
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Life skills -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Social skills -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Curriculum planning -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Substance abuse -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Teenage pregnancy -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Students -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Pregnancy -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Strategies to facilitate the implementation of existing life orientation curriculum in secondary schools of Limpopo Province, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA

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