• Gerda CJ Bender Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Pretoria
  • Antoinette Lombard Department of Social Work, University of Pretoria.



Life skills education covers the skills and competencies that an individual needs for sustaining and enriching life and also the kind of behaviour-based learning that the individual needs for coping with predictable developmental tasks (Adkins, 1984:53-54; Pickworth, 1989:105: Schmidt, Brown & Waycott, 1988:13). The central reason for including life skills education in the school curriculum is that an interventional, preventive and developmental approach to equipping schoolchildren (learners) with coping skills will help them to deal effectively with predictable developmental tasks and an ever-changing world (Department of Education, 1997a


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How to Cite

Bender, G. C., & Lombard, A. (2014). PERSONAL AND INTERPERSONAL EFFECTS OF A LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME ON GRADE 7 LEARNERS. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 40(1).




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