Youth & Family Development

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Baba Men and Fatherhood in South Africa
Settling for Less Student aspirations and higher education realities
Young People in South Africa in 2005 Where we're at and where we're going

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Men and Fatherhood in South Africa
Linda Richter; Robert Morrell (eds.)

Baba: Men and Fatherhood in South Africa provides answers to some of the most difficult questions about fatherhood in South Africa: Who is a father? What does it mean to be a father? Is it important for fathers to do more for children in a world that assumes that mothers take the primary parenting role? Do different people understand fatherhood in different ways? What evidence is there of new fatherhood styles emerging in South Africa?


210mm x 148mm
R 160.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2096-6
November 2005

Changing Class
Education and social change in post-apartheid South Africa
Linda Chisholm (ed.)

In the post-1994 period, some of the most visible and dramatic movement has happened in the field of education and education policy. This broad-ranging compilation brings together a vibrant and compelling set of studies which tackle key education issues. Leading scholars and exciting new writers offer a frank and challenging review of issues such as school integration, private schooling, language policy, curriculum development, assessment, teacher education, and unions and adult basic education.

210mm x 150mm
R 190.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2052-4

A Description Selected Interventions for the Care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation
Phetsile K Dlamini

As part of a funded project to develop and implement an intervention project focusing on orphans and vulnerable children, this research monograph documents the author's observations of existing interventions in three Southern African countries. It includes a SWOT analysis of the sites visited and an assessment of the outcomes of such interventions.

275mm x 215mm
R 50.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2065-6

Development, Health and the Environment
Factors influencing infant and child survival in South Africa
John H Romani; Barbara A Anderson

This occasional paper is an analysis of the health, environmental and socio-economic factors influencing infant and child survival amongst South Africa's African and coloured population.

210mm x 148mm
R 50.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2076-1 (IRRD 5)

The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Interventions for the Care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe
A literature review of evidence-based interventions for home-based child-centred development
Anna Strebel

This occasional paper provides an overview of evidence-based interventions for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing particularly on home-based services. Examples of projects in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are detailed. Common principles of best practice that emerge from an assessment of these projects are highlighted.

209mm x 149mm
R 50.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2056-7 (SAHA 1)

Emerging Voices
A report on education in South African rural communities
Researched for the Nelson Mandela Foundation by the Human Sciences Research Council; with the Education Policy Consortium

One of the greatest challenges South Africa faces is rural poverty and education. This book graphically illustrates the conditions that make the dreams of a better life for all virtually unrealisable in rural areas. Through the voices of rural people themselves, the reader is told not only what the problems are but also what can and should be done. Emerging Voices is a richly documented portrait of the lives of communities in selected rural areas, and specifically their thoughts and feelings about education. It is a book that can come at no better time as South Africa is poised to launch a major offensive against poverty in rural areas. Education, this book shows, must be a central component of such an initiative. Collectively, the chapters illustrate the complexity, interconnectedness and intractability of the challenges that face rural communities and education in South Africa in particular and less developed countries more generally.

285mm x 185mm
R 120.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2089-3

Family and Community Interventions for Children Affected by AIDS
Linda Richter; Julie Manegold; Riashnee Pather

This research monograph forms part of a project to implement a strategy for the care of orphans and vulnerable children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Based on more than 400 documents, the report reviews the available information on interventions aimed at children, families, households and communities. An annotated bibliography is included.

280mm x 210mm
R 135.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2067-2

Current South African issues of poverty, HIV/AIDS & youth. Seminar proceedings
Department of Social Development; in collaboration with the Child, Youth and Family Development Research Programme of the HSRC

This collaborative volume details fertility trends in post-apartheid South Africa. Based on a 2002 conference, topics include the country's demographic fertility profile, determinants of fertility-related behaviours in the context of HIV/AIDS settings such as sexual initiation and contraceptive use and broader regional fertility issues.

210mm x 148mm
R 90.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2035-4

From School to Higher Education?
Factors affecting the choices of Grade 12 learners
Michael Cosser; with Jacques du Toit

This substantive report is essential reading for those involved in higher education planning and policy-making. Based on responses to a survey done in all nine provinces of South Africa, research focuses on Grade 12 learners' intentions to enter higher education and their choices around institution and field of study.

280mm x 205mm
R 165.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2005-2

Gender Equity in South African Education 1994 - 2004
Conference proceedings
Linda Chisholm; Jean September (eds.)

Gender Equity in South African Education 1994 - 2004 will provide readers with an overview of the progress of achieving gender equity in post-apartheid South African education. The book brings together the leading South African and international experts on gender equity in education. The papers presented at the conference, included here as chapters of the book, are all substantial contributions. They cast light, from many angles, on the different dimensions and needs in research and social action related to gender in education.

210mm x 150mm
R 120.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2094-X

HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Report of the Colloquium 26-27 November 2003
Phetsile K Dlamini; Donald Skinner; Nompumelelo Zungu-Dirwayi

This report details the findings of a colloquium held in November 2003 which presented HIV/AIDS policy research conducted by the HSRC in projects across Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The colloquium also focused on the status of orphaned and vulnerable children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

210mm x 148mm
R 50.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2068-0

Marking Matric
Colloquium proceedings
Vijay Reddy (ed.)

The past ten years in South Africa has seen many changes in education: the creation of a single department of education; common examinations for all learners in public schools in the country, a new outcomes based education curriculum which was introduced to learners in the General Education and Training Phase since 1998 and will be introduced to the Further Education and Training Phase from 2006. To evaluate the success of these changes South African researchers still use the indicator of student achievement.

210mm x 148mm
R 140.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2116-4
February 2006

The National Household HIV Prevalence and Risk Survey of South African Children
Heather Brookes; Olive Shisana; Linda Richter

This survey researches the little-known impact of HIV/AIDS on children. It investigates HIV prevalence rates among children, the risk factors that predispose them to becoming infected and the effects of the epidemic on their care and support. This study forms part of the larger Nelson Mandela/HSRC study of HIV/AIDS

280mm x 210mm
R 75.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2055-9

An Overview of South African Human Resources Development
Andre Kraak

This book provides an overview of human resources development (HRD) in South Africa. It focuses on the youth labour market, the world of work and the national system of science and innovation. It concludes that South Africa, lacking high, intermediate and low skills, has severe HRD problems which require urgent resolution.

210mm x 148mm
R 110.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2042-7

Public Attitudes in Contemporary SA
Insights from an HSRC survey

This compilation analyses South African trends and public opinion between 1999 and 2001 on key policy areas and contributes to the debate around the challenges to, and prospects for, consolidating democracy in South Africa. It provides all stakeholders in South Africa with information and analytic insights.

210mm x 148mm
R 110.00
ISBN: 0-7969-1994-1

Reflections on School Integration
Colloquium proceedings
Mokubung Nkomo; Carolyn McKinney; Linda Chisholm (eds.)

This book contains the proceedings of a colloquium attended by leading South African and international researchers held in October 2003 on the desegregation and integration of schools. The contributors take stock of the status quo in school integration and identify new directions research should be taking to support the process of change.

210mm x 148mm
R 90.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2070-2

Reflective Practice
Psychodynamic ideas in the community
Leslie Swartz; Kerry Gibson; Tamara Gelman (eds.)

The contributors to this original volume use case studies to explore community-based psychology practice. The book emphasises the importance of a thorough understanding of context for community work and shows how change in others cannot happen without change in ourselves.

245mm x 170mm
R 100.00
ISBN: 0-7969-1996-8

Settling for Less
Student aspirations and higher education realities
Research Programme on Human Resources Development; Michael Cosser; with Jacques du Toit; Mariette Visser

This study is the second in the 'Student Choice Behaviour Project'. It traces learners who entered higher education and further education institutions and investigates the factors which influenced them. It also considers the achievability of two of the key objectives of the National Plan for Higher Education: to increase the participation rate in the system; and to shift the balance of enrolments away from the humanities and towards the study of business and commerce, and science, engineering and technology.

280mm x 210mm
R 135.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2045-1

Sexual Abuse of Young Children in Southern Africa
Linda Richter; Andrew Dawes; Craig Higson-Smith (eds.)

This volume is the first attempt in the region to grapple with the full complexity of  child sexual abuse in southern Africa. A range of experts present the facts, assess the depiction of the problem in the press, consider legal and policy responses and offer accounts of interventions in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

210mm x 148mm
R 195.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2053-2

South African Social Attitudes
Changing Times, Diverse Voices
Udesh Pillay; Benjamin Roberts; Stephen Rule (eds.)

A country’s attitudinal profile is as much a part of its social reality as are its demographic make-up, its culture and its distinctive social patterns. It helps to provide a nuanced picture of a country’s circumstances, its continuities and changes, its democratic health, and how it feels to live there. It also helps to measure the country’s progress towards the achievement of its economic, social and political goals, based on the measurement of both ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’ realities.

240mm x 168mm
R 190.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2117-2
March 2006

Young People in South Africa in 2005
Where we're at and where we're going
Commissioned by the Umsobomvu Youth Fund and compiled by the Human Sciences Research Council

280mm x 210mm
ISBN: 0 7969 2126 1
October 2005