Beating children leads to a lifetime of underachievement 7 May 2015
Children who are beaten by their parents do badly at school, often drop out, and ultimately get lower-paying jobs, according to recent research. The findings are particularly alarming in light of the high levels of child abuse in South Africa.”
As training service providers, SDFs, and human resource people, we spend an awful lot of our time talking about the qualifications, the material, the assessment process, and sometimes it seems that the learner becomes lost.
Very frequently lately I become involved in a conversation along the lines of the lack of readiness of youth for employment – everything they don’t know and can’t do – and the lack of numeracy.
So I would strongly recommend all skills-universe members to take the time to click through to this UCT news report on a research project, which highlights the permanent lifetime effect of an abused childhood.
Whow! Thanks to this information. Dealing with youth and learning has compelled me do my PhD focusing on learnings, mentoring the youth for employment. I am trying to find a topic. My interest is in coming up with a model which we could use especially with learnerships and interns drop out rate. I will contact you for your input as well.