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Pages: 5708-5713
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain

ZIMBABWEAN FEMALE PRINCIPALS’ PROMOTION OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS CONTEXTS

J. Zikhali, J. Perumal

University of Johannesburg (SOUTH AFRICA)
This qualitative multiple case study explored the extent to which children’s rights are promoted in five disadvantaged school in Masvingo District in Zimbabwe. The study aimed to raise awareness and to disseminate information about the way children’s rights are exercised. The data were collected through one hour individual in-depth interviews. The participants comprised five school heads, four deputy school heads and three teachers-in-charge (TICs). Content analysis was used to analyse the data. The data revealed that children’s families were generally poor as a result children did not have adequate time to rest and play. Children helped in augmenting family income through working in the fields and vending. The schools lacked adequate facilities and furniture exposing children to discomfort and harsh weather conditions. Some guardians used money meant for orphans for their personal use. Older boys at times sexually abused younger girls. Some teachers applied corporal punishment to school children. The study recommends that government set up programmes that educate the populace on children’s rights. Government should invest more resources and improve the conditions in disadvantaged schools. Needy children should be on payroll and should be placed in homes where the government working with religious organisations, non-governmental organisations, and local communities could take care of them.
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title = {ZIMBABWEAN FEMALE PRINCIPALS’ PROMOTION OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS CONTEXTS},
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J. Zikhali, J. Perumal (2014) ZIMBABWEAN FEMALE PRINCIPALS’ PROMOTION OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS CONTEXTS, ICERI2014 Proceedings, pp. 5708-5713.
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