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Pillay, Jace – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
There is insufficient literature and research that has problematised the use of the phenomenon of child-headed households (CHHs), that is, to find out if it is an acceptable term to use, if it is really a problem, and whether it needs solutions. Hence, the purpose of this study was to problematise the use of the term CHH, taking the theories of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Heads of Households, Barriers
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Pillay, Jace – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
Adopting a social justice theoretical framework, the author proposes that the involvement of children in educational research is paramount. However, such involvement often exposes children to exploitation and a violation of their rights. As such, it is essential that all research involving children should be ethically sound. Hence, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Ethics, Children
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Taggart, Nadia; Pillay, Jace – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to comprehensively capture teachers' classroom experiences and establish what educational and psychological support would help them as they were trying to include learners from child-headed homes in their classrooms and schools. The sample of teachers from two different Gauteng districts included members from the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Heads of Households, Teacher Student Relationship, School Districts