The leadership role of the principal in dealing with the impact of HIV/AIDS in South African schools

Case Studies & Research
33 p.

This study was conducted regarding the perceived problem, of the impact of HIV/AIDS on education management and the self-actualization of teachers and learners and the role of the principal in managing it. It is inclusive of the impact of HIV/AIDS on learner's and teacher absenteeism; and poor discipline, sexual and substance abuse, gender inequality and the spread of HIV/AIDS in schools; the increasing numbers of AIDS orphans and HIV/AIDS-dirupted learners which impact on quality school management. The study was undertaken in several schools in Tswane, and Ekuruleni in Gauteng and also in the Eastern cape. The results confirms that HIV/AIDS have a disruptive effect on school management and self-actualization of teachers and learners. Finally proposals and guidelines for future research to be conducted on a qualitative and quantitative level are suggested.

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