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dc.contributor.author Ntseane, D.
dc.contributor.author Maundeni, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-13T13:18:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-13T13:18:13Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Maundeni, T. & Ntseanae, D. (2004) Are social workers needed in Botswana schools? Some food for thought, Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 103-112 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/880
dc.description.abstract Based on the premise that children in the 21st century face numerous problems that affect their educational, social, psychological, and physical well being, this article argues that social workers are needed in Botswana schools to help students deal with the psychosocial problems that hinder effective learning. Such problems include truancy and school drop-outs, divorce, H1V/A1DS, poverty, child abuse, substance abuse, low-selfesteem, teenage pregnancy, sexual harassment and lack of support services. Children cope differently with psychosocial challenges. Some are resilient and can thrive in the face of adversity; others cannot. The latter can benefit greatly from planned interventions by social workers. This article aims to spark debate and further research among stakeholders involved in issues of social work and education. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, www.thuto.org/pula/html/ en_US
dc.subject Social workers Botswana en_US
dc.subject Social service Botswana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social Workers--Botswana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social Service--Botswana en_US
dc.title Are social workers needed in Botswana schools? Some food for thought en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/PULA/pula018001/pula018001011.pdf en_US


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