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Experiences of high school learners regarding Ubuntu education and training in South Africa


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Title Experiences of high school learners regarding Ubuntu education and training in South Africa
Creator Lebese, Rachel T. Tshivhase, Shonisani E. Mashau, Ntsieni S. Makhado, Lufuno Anokurwu, Rafiat Mulaudzi, Fhumulani M. Seretlo, Raikane J. Netshisaulu, Khathutshelo G.
Subject primary health care; rural health; education Boot Camp; experiences; high school learners; knowledge; Ubuntu
Description Ubuntu is an ancient concept and a way of life among most African cultures. It describes the fundamental principles of living for African communities and is rooted in the values of reciprocal sharing. Ubuntu encompasses the whole community in contrast to the Western ideology of individualism and hence the need to sustain and transmit these values from one generation to the next. The study focused on exploring the experiences of high school learners regarding Ubuntu education and training in South Africa. The study was conducted in two selected high schools in the Greater Giyani Municipality of the Limpopo Province. A qualitative research approach and an exploratory, descriptive design were applied. A purposive sampling method was used to identify 15 learners from the two selected high schools for the Boot Camp. Focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted as a data collection method among the grade 10 and 11 learners. Trustworthiness and ethical consideration were ensured. The findings from the study revealed that learners shared different experiences during the Boot Camp. One of the experiences shared by the learners is the knowledge gained on applying the concept of the theology of the body to Ubuntu values. Internalisation of Ubuntu values forms an essential landmark in the individual’s life, significantly young people growing up within African communities rooted in African culture.Contribution: This study’s findings will help educate young people about Ubuntu’s philosophies and encourage them to disseminate information regarding Ubuntu within their respective schools and communities.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor National Research Foundation, University of Pretoria and University of Venda
Date 2023-12-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative research
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ink.v15i1.69
Source Inkanyiso; Vol 15, No 1 (2023); 9 pages 2077-8317 2077-2815
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa; Limpopo Province; Greater Giyani District; Thulamela municipality June 2021-August 2022 15-17 years male and female learners
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Rachel T. Lebese, Shonisani E. Tshivhase, Ntsieni S. Mashau, Lufuno Makhado, Rafiat Anokurwu, Fhumulani M. Mulaudzi, Raikane J. Seretlo, Khathutshelo G. Netshisaulu