The specific Life Orientation needs of Grade 9 learners in the Vaal Triangle region

  • Linda Theron
  • Christine Dalzell

Abstract

We report on a study aimed at understanding adolescence as a period of heightened vulnerability, and investigate Life Orientation as a possible means of addressing the risk associated with adolescence. However, if Life Orientation is to be an effective solution to the problem, it needs to respond to Life Orientation needs as perceived by adolescents. An empirical study (n = 445) was conducted to survey the specific Life Orientation needs of Grade 9 learners in the Vaal Triangle region. The study aimed to consult with Grade 9 learners in order to determine and rank their specific Life Orientation needs, thus providing insight as to whether the Life Orientation needs o f Grade 9 learners differ according to gender and race, and to examine whether these needs are met by the current Life Orientation programme.

South African Journal of Education Vol. 26(3) 2006: 397–412
Published
2006-08-22
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2076-3433
print ISSN: 0256-0100