Cherrington, A. M. (2015). A hopeful participatory engagement with rural South African children. Educational Research for Social Change, 4(1), 40–54.
Having hope has been described as envisioning a future in which a person would like to
participate (Jevne, 2005). What hopeful futures do rural South African children, who live in
communities with high levels of poverty, and ravaged by HIV and AIDS and crime, envision?
Following a transformative paradigm, with the idea of carving a social justice path, I
Rachlis, B., Ahmad, F., Van Lettow, M., Muula, A. S., Semba, M., & Cole, D. C. (2013). Using concept mapping to explore why patients become lost to follow up from an antiretroviral therapy program in the Zomba District of Malawi. BMC Health Services Research, 13: 210. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-210
"Concept Mapping (CM) is a participatory mixed-methods approach that enables diverse groups of stake-holders to share their ideas, representing them in various quantitatively derived visual concept maps." (p. 2)
We explore the wider social context of an HIV-prevention programme in rural Zimbabwe. We make no comment on the programme itself, rather seeking to examine the wider community dynamics into which it was inserted, to highlight how pre-existing social dynamics may have influenced community ‘‘readiness’’ to derive optimal benefit from the intervention. Using the concept of ‘‘the AIDS competent community’’, we analysed 44 interviews and 11 focus groups with local people.