Our Work With
Since our early beginnings in April 1990, a substantial portion of our work has always been within the education sector. A history of this work can be found in our
2001 Ten Year Review. Over this time our work has constantly evolved and we now provide information, training and facilitation around numerous issues such as
- mediation, conflict management and peace education,
- co operative learning and participative school management,
- school safety and security
- HIV / Aids interventions.
One of our areas of special interest is whole school development and we provide training, material and facilitation in order to assist schools in developing safe environments in which learning can occur. You can complete an online questionnaire to measure your SCHOOL SAFETY RATING.
Some of our current projects include:
CASS - Community Alliance for Safe Schools
Schools Management Training
(which includes Schools Management Briefings)
Character Building in Schools Project
Action Aids Project
Schools Trauma Action Group
Children Against Bullying
IPT Publications and Research Articles
Protect Your School from Violence & Crime: Guidelines
* 'These Guidelines are in Adobe Acrobat format'
Protecting Your School from Violence & Crime : 1999/2000
An evaluation of a one year pilot project conducted in three schools in Durban, KwaZulu Natal
Protecting Your School from Violence & Crime : 2000/2001
An evaluation of the second phase of a pilot project designed to measure the impact on a greater range of schools in a variety of areas (in PDF format)
Other publications which may be of interest are also available:
Curriculum 2005 - Changes
in the Education System
Doing the Right Thing - IPT, Effective Schools and Education
at Risk: The Security Situation in Durban Schools
An Audit of Crime and Violence in Durban Schools 1998
A Literature Review of Interventions and Programmes
dealing with Youth Violence
in Urban Schools in South Africa
Crimes I have seen : Article
The Impact of Violence on High School Learners in the
The Strengths Perspective : Family Resource Centres as
a medium for Crime Prevention and Reduction in Schools
Several recent issues of insight @ ipt, our regular web based publication, have also focussed on issues within the education sector.
Peace Begins With Me : Training Aid
Education Resources and Training Material
Conflict Busters : A Conflict Resolving Pocket Book
We also have an extensive library which is open to educators in KwaZulu Natal. For further
information please contact Primrose
All * Marked articles are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
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