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Findings: The Post Graduate Diploma in Information Studies students in South Africa recognized the urgent need for counseling about the incidence of rape and the inability of learners to achieve closure about their own part in the political violence in the area.

Abstract: This is a preliminary report on the information needs of learners in the Emzamweni High School in the community of Inadi near Pietermaritzburg-Msunduzi in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. It brings together data collected by Post Graduate Diploma in Information Studies (PGDIS) students over a two- year period, 2001-2002. The students were enrolled for an exemplar in the Community Higher Education Service Partnerships project in community based learning at University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. The study presents the outcomes of a survey based on the critical incident approach. As the study is largely qualitative the voices of the students are reported verbatim in their comments and reflections. See:

Stilwell, C. and Bell, F. (2003). Information needs of learners at Emzamweni High School, Inadi, South Africa: A preliminary report on an assessment linked to the CHESP community based learning model. In S. Zinn, G. Hart and E. Howe (Eds.) School libraries: Breaking down barriers (pp.332-343). Seattle: International Association of School Librarianship.

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