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School climate, an enabling factor in an effective peer education environment: lessons from schools in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-20T12:15:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-20T12:15:10Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-23 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15187
dc.description.abstract Globally, peer education and school climate are important topics for educators. Peer education has been shown to improve young people's decision-making and knowledge about healthy and prosocial behaviour, while a positive school climate contributes to positive learning outcomes in general. In this article we explore the role of school climate in enabling the success of peer education outcomes. We do so by considering 8 geographically and socially distinct schools in the Western Cape province of South Africa where the peer education programme, Listen Up, was implemented, and for which measures of peer education quality exist. We then report a qualitative assessment of each school's climate characteristics (student-interpersonal relations, student-teacher relations, order and discipline, school leadership, and achievement motivation), conducted through a rapid ethnography drawing on work by Bronfenbrenner (1977) and Haynes, Emmons and Ben-Avie (1997). Finally, we conclude that school climate can enhance learning and positive peer education outcomes. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Earthscan en
dc.subject EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT en
dc.subject PEER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES en
dc.subject WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.title School climate, an enabling factor in an effective peer education environment: lessons from schools in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 40(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle South African Journal of Education en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Pretoria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11239 en
dc.PageNumber 1-10 en
dc.outputnumber 10359 en
dc.bibliographictitle Moolman, B., Essop, R., Makoae, M., Swartz, S. & Solomon, J-P. (2020) School climate, an enabling factor in an effective peer education environment: Lessons from schools in South Africa. <i>South African Journal of Education</i>. 40(1):1-10. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Moolman, B. en
dc.contributor.author2 Essop, R. en
dc.contributor.author3 Makoae, M. en
dc.contributor.author4 Swartz, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Solomon, J-P. en


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