Teachers' Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study

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  • Source:
    South African Journal of Education, v38 suppl2 Article 1653 Dec 2018. 8 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
      Dladla, Jacob (ORCID 0000-0001-6608-1438) ; Ogina, Teresa Auma (ORCID 0000-0002-6131-0999)
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1204397
      Education Association of South Africa. University of Pretoria, Centre for the Study of Resilience, Level 3, Groenkloof Student Centre, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, George Storrar Road and Lleyds Street, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Web site: http://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/index.php/saje/index
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      0256-0100
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Children living in the streets are a global phenomenon and the concept street children have multiple definitions. Yet little is known about what it means to be a street child attending school in South Africa. The focus of this paper is on how teachers conceptualise learners who are street children. Data was generated from interviewing 15 teachers from two primary schools and one secondary school with learners who are street children. The findings of the study show that teachers identify such learners by their physical appearance, their behaviour at school, the lack of care and supervision, and their portrayed living conditions. From the findings of this study, it seems that learners who are street children are conceptualised by the teachers as unable to "fit in and function" in the school environment since they cannot adjust to the norms and culture of the school. There is also need for surrogate parents to fill in the parental gap that poses challenges in the educational experiences of the learners. This creates a gap in the relationship between the learners and the teachers, which need to be addressed through policy, training and practice.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Physical Description:
      8
    • Education Level:
      Elementary Education; Secondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1204397
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DLADLA, J.; OGINA, T. A. Teachers’ Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study. South African Journal of Education, [s. l.], v. 38, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 25 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Dladla J, Ogina TA. Teachers’ Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study. South African Journal of Education. 2018;38. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204397&custid=s8280428. Accessed August 25, 2019.
    • APA:
      Dladla, J., & Ogina, T. A. (2018). Teachers’ Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study. South African Journal of Education, 38. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204397&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dladla, Jacob, and Teresa Auma Ogina. 2018. “Teachers’ Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study.” South African Journal of Education 38 (December). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204397&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Dladla, J. and Ogina, T. A. (2018) ‘Teachers’ Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study’, South African Journal of Education, 38. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204397&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 25 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Dladla, J & Ogina, TA 2018, ‘Teachers’ Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study’, South African Journal of Education, vol. 38, viewed 25 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Dladla, Jacob, and Teresa Auma Ogina. “Teachers’ Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study.” South African Journal of Education, vol. 38, Dec. 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204397&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dladla, Jacob, and Teresa Auma Ogina. “Teachers’ Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study.” South African Journal of Education 38 (December 1, 2018). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204397&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dladla J, Ogina TA. Teachers’ Perceptions of Learners Who Are Street Children: A South African Case Study. South African Journal of Education [Internet]. 2018 Dec 1 [cited 2019 Aug 25];38. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204397&custid=s8280428