School safety in rural schools : are schools as safe as we think they are?

Show simple item record Netshitahame, N.E. Van Vollenhoven, Willem Johannes 2008-04-02T12:13:13Z 2008-04-02T12:13:13Z 2002
dc.description.abstract In this study we explain the general legal principles that concern safety in schools and requirements with which schools should comply. Safety of learners, both physical and psychological, is researched as a phenomenon that cannot be ensured properly without effective management and planning. The subjects are principals in rural public primary schools in the Soutpansberg East Circuit of the Northern Province. The literature studies indicated a general rule that as school neighbourhoods become more and more violent, schools are also directly or indirectly affected. Creating safe schools involves designing various safety awareness programmes and strategies, as well as mobilising school support networks. Principals ought to have a knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and also have the skills to implement legislations and policies. The interview responses indicate that safety strategies and programmes that are applied to provide a peaceful school environment in the area are not sufficient and should be improved. en
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dc.identifier.citation Netshitahame, NE & Van Vollenhoven, WJ 2002, 'School safety in rural schools: are schools as safe as we think they are?', South African Journal of Education, vol. 22, no.4, pp. 313-318, [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Education Association of South Africa (EASA) en
dc.rights Education Association of South Africa (EASA) en
dc.subject School safety en
dc.subject Rural schools en
dc.subject Limpopo en
dc.subject Northern Province, South Africa en
dc.title School safety in rural schools : are schools as safe as we think they are? en
dc.type Article en

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