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dc.contributor.authorMasehela, Boledi
dc.contributor.authorPillay, Venitha
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T13:55:22Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T13:55:22Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationMasehela, B., & Pillay, V. (2014). Shrouds of silence: a case study of sexual abuse in schools in the Limpopo Province in South Africa. Perspectives in Education, 32(3), 22-35.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3798
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to understand the reasons that allow a parent, a principal and a teacher to maintain silence when young girls under their care are sexually abused. Put another way, it attempts to explain what it is about sexual abuse that makes these parties relinquish their role as protectors of innocent children. This paper, based on a larger study of sexual abuse in schools in the Limpopo Province, investigates the possibility that teacher/learner sexual abuse has, over the years, become imbued in a cultural silence linked to African cultural practices. It is argued here that the silence on sexual abuse might be rooted in traditional, patriarchal views on gender and social justice. The research findings indicate that there might well be a growing resistance to what is regarded by some communities as the imposition of liberal, urban, value systems on traditional, rural African people.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSexual abuseen_ZA
dc.subjectRural schoolsen_ZA
dc.subjectCultural silenceen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial justiceen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial poweren_ZA
dc.titleShrouds of silence: a case study of sexual abuse in schools in the Limpopo Province in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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