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dc.contributor.authorAzzi-Lessing, Lenetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Kimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-12T14:45:47Z
dc.date.available2020-05-12T14:45:47Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-14
dc.identifier.citationLenette Azzi-Lessing, Kim Schmidt. "The experiences of early childhood development home visitors in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa." South African Journal of Childhood Education, Volume 9, Issue 1, 12 pages, https://doi.org/10.4102/sajce.v9i1.748
dc.identifier.issn2223-7674
dc.identifier.issn2223-7682
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40792
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND This article examines the development of early childhood development (ECD) home-visiting services in South Africa. AIM To examine the factors that could support the success of home-visiting programmes as well as to explore the experiences of bachelor’s-level home visitors rendering such services. SETTING This study was conducted in the Eastern Cape, a highly impoverished area of South Africa. METHODS It begins with a discussion of the emergence of home-visiting as a strategy for the delivery of ECD services in South Africa and a review of the literature on ECD home-visiting, particularly with highly vulnerable, impoverished families. Next a focus group conducted with a small sample of home visitors as part of a multi-faceted community assessment is described. The results are examined within the context of challenges facing this particular part of South Africa and the nation as a whole. RESULTS Four themes emerged as most prominent: (1) encountering the effects of extreme family poverty, (2) identifying high rates and multiple aspects of child maltreatment, (3) encountering scarce resources in high-need areas and (4) finding rewards and maintaining a desire to continue serving challenging populations. CONCLUSION This study provides a unique window on the challenges that ECD home visitors are likely to encounter when working with families living in extreme poverty, the resourcefulness that home visitors often demonstrate and the rewards to be found in this work.en_US
dc.format.extent12 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAOSISen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSouth African Journal of Childhood Education
dc.rights© 2019 The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectHome-visiting programmesen_US
dc.subjectEarly childhood developmenten_US
dc.subjectSocial worken_US
dc.subjectVulnerable young childrenen_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.titleThe experiences of early childhood development home visitors in the Eastern Cape province of South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4102/sajce.v9i1.748
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pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, School of Social Worken_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
dc.date.online2019-10-14
dc.identifier.mycv520725


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