'Exploring the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school'

dc.contributor.advisorO'Brien, Connieen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSteel, Amandaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-10T08:56:23Z
dc.date.available2014-11-10T08:56:23Z
dc.date.issued2002en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography : leaves 161-166.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school. Within South Africa, even with the changing policy and reforms that were based on a new constitutional dispensation, adults and children were, and still are, being faced on a daily basis with issues of prejudice and discrimination, such as racism, sexism, and class discrimination to name a few. The objectives of this study are fourfold: To explore what the dominant prejudices of grade 6 girls are; to examine how these prejudices are manifested; to investigate whether these prejudices could be reduced in a peer setting; and to discover whether the development of a co-constructed prejudice reduction programme would be a viable option for reducing prejudice. A mixed methodology approach combining both qualitative and quantitative data collection approaches is employed in this study. In this dual approach, the richness of respondents' experiences gained from focus group discussions, is complemented by data gained from structured questionnaires. A pre-test post-test model is adopted. The four focus groups have a dual purpose. One of their main purposes is to be utilized as research instruments in gathering qualitative data around the incidence and form of prejudice amongst the respondents. However, these same focus groups are also treated as a prejudice reduction intervention with the pre-test and post-test questionnaires functioning as measures of effectiveness in reducing prejudice. This research has uniquely used the focus group approach as a vehicle for prejudice awareness and prejudice reduction. The peer group setting was maximized to bring about transformation of attitudes and to coconstruct a prejudice reduction programme. The group process was skillfully used to promote a safe context for this change.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationSteel, A. (2002). <i>'Exploring the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school'</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9478en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSteel, Amanda. <i>"'Exploring the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school'."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9478en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSteel, A. 2002. 'Exploring the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school'. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Steel, Amanda AB - This study explores the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school. Within South Africa, even with the changing policy and reforms that were based on a new constitutional dispensation, adults and children were, and still are, being faced on a daily basis with issues of prejudice and discrimination, such as racism, sexism, and class discrimination to name a few. The objectives of this study are fourfold: To explore what the dominant prejudices of grade 6 girls are; to examine how these prejudices are manifested; to investigate whether these prejudices could be reduced in a peer setting; and to discover whether the development of a co-constructed prejudice reduction programme would be a viable option for reducing prejudice. A mixed methodology approach combining both qualitative and quantitative data collection approaches is employed in this study. In this dual approach, the richness of respondents' experiences gained from focus group discussions, is complemented by data gained from structured questionnaires. A pre-test post-test model is adopted. The four focus groups have a dual purpose. One of their main purposes is to be utilized as research instruments in gathering qualitative data around the incidence and form of prejudice amongst the respondents. However, these same focus groups are also treated as a prejudice reduction intervention with the pre-test and post-test questionnaires functioning as measures of effectiveness in reducing prejudice. This research has uniquely used the focus group approach as a vehicle for prejudice awareness and prejudice reduction. The peer group setting was maximized to bring about transformation of attitudes and to coconstruct a prejudice reduction programme. The group process was skillfully used to promote a safe context for this change. DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - 'Exploring the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school' TI - 'Exploring the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school' UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9478 ER - en_ZA
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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSteel A. 'Exploring the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school'. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9478en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Social Developmenten_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherClinical Social Worken_ZA
dc.title'Exploring the potential of a prejudice reduction programme at a girls' junior school'en_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMSocScen_ZA
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