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dc.contributor.advisor en_US
dc.contributor.advisor en_US
dc.contributor.author Philander, Rachel en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:07:56Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:07:56Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/321
dc.description.abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract Sexual abuse amongst learners with hearing impairment should be a matter of great concern to all those who are involved in working with the hearing impaired. This study aimed at finding preventive strategies to protect learners with hearing impairments from sexual abuse en_US
dc.description.abstract The results showed that such strategies were lacking at home, at school, at the hostel as well as in the larger society. Data collected through questionnaires showed that parents were unable to discuss sexual matters with their hearing impaired children because of a variety of reasons, like the low academic qualifications of these parents, their standard of living and their emotional well-being. Interviews revealed that matrons who were responsible for taking care of the hearing impaired learners were not fully equipped with the knowledge as to what exactly sexual abuse entailed and how to protect the learners from it en_US
dc.description.abstract The teachers at the Institute for Special Education indicated through questionnaires, that they mainly focussed on the older learners with respect to the raising of awareness about sexual abuse and the prevention thereof en_US
dc.description.abstract The younger learners, who were equally vulnerable to sexual abuse, were regarded as not being able to handle the information about it. Data obtained from interviews revealed that both boys and girls had difficulty in applying the information taught in school about sexual abuse in their everyday life. Consequently they were unable to protect themselves from sexual abuse en_US
dc.description.abstract More girls than boys seemed to have difficulty as to how to handle possible abusive situations. This situation occurred despite the girls' knowledge about child sexual abuse en_US
dc.description.abstract The prevention of sexual abuse amongst hearing impaired learners seemed to be obstructed by myths held by society about people with disabilities in general en_US
dc.description.abstract These and other findings are discussed in the thesis with the intention of making recommendations on the prevention of sexual abuse amongst learners with hearing impairment en_US
dc.format.extent ii, 72 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Sex abuse en_US
dc.subject Ears & Hearing en_US
dc.subject Learning en_US
dc.title Prevention strategies in combating sexual abuse amongst hearing impaired learners en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-20060710 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Masters of Education) en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 3158 en_US


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