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University of KwaZulu-Natal

1. Khumalo, Siphamandla Warren. An implementation analysis of the language policy in basic education in selected schools in eThekwini Municipality.

Degree: 2014, University of KwaZulu-Natal

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in its 2013 budget speech announced that from 2014, a new policy will come into effect mandating the learning of an African language in all schools. The advent of the language policy in basic education meant that every school in South Africa will teach an obligatory vernacular to its pupils irrespective of race, culture or ethnicity. This research is predicated on the role of low-level (street-level bureaucrats) government workers (teachers) in the implementation of this policy. The study explored the preparedness and capacity of teachers to implement the vernacular policy; possible constraints to the implementation of the policy, and the extent to which the use of discretion and autonomy by teachers impact the implementation of the policy. The study did not focus on the material capability of the schools, but explored the behavioural aspects of teachers towards the language policy and its connotations. Qualitative research method was used for the study. The study comprised sixteen (16) participants that were conveniently selected from four schools (two from rural areas and two from urban areas) in the eThekwini municipality. The research found that the timing of the proposed compulsory vernacular was fundamentally untimely and premature. However some respondents were willing to implement the policy as they felt it was the right thing to do. On the issue of discretion/autonomy, the study found that teachers’ discretion was only dependent on the extent to which the policy is subtle in its guidelines. This meant that the policy was likely to be implemented on the basis of contextual factors rather than strict policy specifications. The study therefore recommends that the DBE must ensure that stricter policy guidelines are followed during all implementation phases. Advisors/Committee Members: Okem, Andrew Emmanuel (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Public policy.

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APA (6th Edition):

Khumalo, S. W. (2014). An implementation analysis of the language policy in basic education in selected schools in eThekwini Municipality. (Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12800

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Khumalo, Siphamandla Warren. “An implementation analysis of the language policy in basic education in selected schools in eThekwini Municipality.” 2014. Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed February 17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12800.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Khumalo, Siphamandla Warren. “An implementation analysis of the language policy in basic education in selected schools in eThekwini Municipality.” 2014. Web. 17 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Khumalo SW. An implementation analysis of the language policy in basic education in selected schools in eThekwini Municipality. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2014. [cited 2019 Feb 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12800.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Khumalo SW. An implementation analysis of the language policy in basic education in selected schools in eThekwini Municipality. [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12800

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of KwaZulu-Natal

2. [No author]. An assessment of students' attitudes and perceptions towards medical male circumcision on Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Degree: 2015, University of KwaZulu-Natal

In recent years, the positive correlation between male circumcision (MC) and reduced risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been increasingly recognised. Although MC has been practiced for centuries in traditional settings in South Africa, it is fraught with challenges including loss of penis, sepsis and deaths resulting from botched circumcisions. In recognition of the challenges associated with traditional male circumcision (TMC) and the need to increase VMMC as an STI prevention strategy, the South African Department of Health is promoting VMMC which targets males aged 15 years and above. Since 2014, the Department has been implementing the (VMMC) programme in higher education institutions (HEIs). This paper investigates implementation of the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) campaign and programme on Howard College Campus, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. We implemented a mixed research method with 88 purposively selected students. The study found that the VMMC programme was highly inclusive of relevant stakeholders resulting in 88% reported awareness of the programme among study participants. The study participants reported that VMMC is safe and reliable (85%), reduces the risks of STIs (78.8%), provides positive health benefits (85%), is safer compared to traditional male circumcision (85%), enhance sexual satisfactions (27.5%), and gives a boy a status of being man (33.8%). Despite these positive perceptions, there is a potential for risk compensation given that 33.8% of participants reported that a condom use was not required after undergoing VMMC. The need to adhere to traditional practices was found as a key barrier to the adoption of VMMC. The findings of the study show high positive attitude towards VMMC which calls for a concerted effort in the implementation of VMMC campaigns in HEIs. In addition, there is a need to work closely with traditional health workers to increase health and safety of MC in tradition settings since this is the preferred option for some people. Lastly, VMMC programmes need to be cognisant of the potential of risk compensation associated with VMMC and communicate these to target audience. Advisors/Committee Members: Okem, Andrew Emmanuel (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: University of KwaZulu-Natal  – Students.; Circumcision  – South Africa  – Durban  – Students  – Attitudes.; Sexually transmitted diseases  – Prevention.; Public policy.; Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Programme (VMMC); South African Department of Health.; Traditional male circumcision.; Medical male circumcision (MMC)

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APA (6th Edition):

author], [. (2015). An assessment of students' attitudes and perceptions towards medical male circumcision on Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal. (Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/14268

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

author], [No. “An assessment of students' attitudes and perceptions towards medical male circumcision on Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal. ” 2015. Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed February 17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/14268.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

author], [No. “An assessment of students' attitudes and perceptions towards medical male circumcision on Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal. ” 2015. Web. 17 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

author] [. An assessment of students' attitudes and perceptions towards medical male circumcision on Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2015. [cited 2019 Feb 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/14268.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

author] [. An assessment of students' attitudes and perceptions towards medical male circumcision on Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal. [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/14268

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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