Dr Christa Beyers
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
School of Education Studies
Address
62 102
Education
IB 25
Telephone
051 4013456
Office
Winkie Direko Building 102
Information

Short CV


QUALIFICATIONS

 

PhD (Psychology of Education) (University of the Free State 2006)

M.Ed (Psychology of Education) (University of the Free State 2002) Cum Laude

B.A Hons (Psychology) (UNISA 1998)

B.Ed  (1989)  Rand Afrikaans University

B.A.Ed  (1987)  Rand Afrikaans University

 

PROFESSIONAL  CAREER

 

UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

2014 -  Senior Lecturer

2004 – 2014: Lecturer

VISTA UNIVERSITY

1994 – 2003: Lecturer

RIEP, UFS

1993: Junior Researcher

HOëRSKOOL  JEUGLAND

1987 – 1992: Educator

 

 

 

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

 

Journals:

Swanepoel, E.H., Beyers, C. & De Wet, L. 2017. Exploring judgement and internal bias of Life Orientation teachers in sexuality teaching. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 13(1), a405.

Beyers, C. & Joubert, H. 2016. Investigating health factors as predictor of early drop-out of first year

accounting students at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Afrika Focus, 29(2), 9 – 20. (ISSN 0772-084X).

Swanepoel E.H. & Beyers C. 2015. From personal sexuality bias to the Life Orientation classroom: Bridging the gap with cultural intelligence.  Journal of Psychology in Africa., 25 (2), 164-169 (ISSN 1433-0237)

Beyers, C. 2013. In search of healthy sexuality: What youth want and what teachers think they need. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in South Africa, 9(3), Special edition, December 2013, 550-560 (ISSN 18174434).

Beyers, C. 2013. Sexuality educators: taking a stand by participating in research. South African Journal of Education, 33(4), 1-14  (ISSN 0256-0100).

Beyers, C. & Nkoane, M.M. 2012. Troubling discourse: The social justice approach towards combating HIV and AIDS stigmatization among adolescents. Journal of Psychology in Africa. Vol 22(4), 659-662 (ISSN 1433-0237).  

Beyers, C. 2012. Picture that: Supporting sexuality educators in narrowing the knowledge/practice gap. South African Journal of Education. (ISSN 0256-0100).

Hay, J.F. & Beyers, C. 2011. An Analysis of the South African Model of Inclusive Education With Regard to Social Justice. Africa Education Review. Vol 8(2)July 2011, 234-246 (ISSN 1814-6627).

Beyers, C. & Hay, J.F. 2011. Supporting HIV-Positive Learners in Inclusive Classes in South Africa: Is it the Responsibility of Teachers? Journal of Social Sciences 26(2):99-104 (ISSN 0971-8923).

Beyers, C. 2011. Sexuality education in South Africa: a socio-cultural perspective. Acta Academica 2011:43(3),193-210 (ISSN 0587-2405).

Beyers, C. & Kotze, C.J. 2008. Die bydrae van stigma en diskriminasie jeens MIV-               positiewe adolessente tot versterking van die MIV/VIGS-pandemie. KOERS 73(1), 55-74 (ISSN 0023-270X).

Beyers, C. & Hay, J.F. 2007. Can inclusive education in South(ern) Africa survive the HIV/Aids pandemic? International Journal of Inclusive Education, Volume 11(4), 387-399. (ISSN 136 03116).

Book Chapters

Francis, D., Khanare, F & Beyers,C. (In Francis, D) 2011. Acting on HIV. Acting on HIV. Using Drama to Create Possibilities for Change. Rotterdam:Sense Publishers (ISBN 978-94-6091-592-5).

Beyers, C. & Francis, D. (In Francis, D., Mahlomoholo, S. & Nkoane, M.) 2010. Sexuality education: are teachers in transition, or just imitating expectations? Praxis towards sustainable EMPOWERING learning ENVIRONMENTS in SOUTH AFRICA. Bloemfontein:Sun Press (ISBN 978-1-920383-07-7).

Conference proceedings:

Swanepoel, E. H, Letsie, P & Beyers, C. 2016. Boundaries to social-just sexuality education in South Africa:

An analysis. The International conference on Economics and Social Sciences. Proceedings of the IRES international conference, Cape Town, South Africa. (ISBN 978-93-86291-52-3).

 

Beyers, C & Swanepoel, E.H. 2015. Sexuality education: Inclusion by the suspension of judgement within a multicultural society. Includit: IPLeiria. (ISBN 978-989-8797-07-0)

 

Beyers, C. 2015. Sexuality Education: The hidden role of teachers in the classroom. ISER 14th International Conference. (ISBN 978-93-85832-63-5)

Beyers, C. & Hay, J.F. 2010. HIV Positive learners: Are teachers equipped to include them successfully in Southern African classrooms? Horizons in Education. Athens:ATINER (ISBN 978-960-6672-88-0)

Hay, J.F & Beyers, C. 2000. Apartheid’s contribution to South African inclusive education policy. Including the excluded. (CD-Rom, refereed)

?Book Review

Beyers, C. 2012. Book Review: Picturing Research. Drawing as Visual Methodology: Linda Theron, Claudia Mitchell, Ann Smith and Jean Stuart (Eds.) Educational Research for Social Change, Volume 1(2), 99-100 (ISSN 2221-4070)

 

PAPERS PRESENTED

Beyers, C & Swanepoel, E.H. 2015. Sexuality education: Inclusion by the suspension of judgement within a multicultural society. Includit. International Conference for Inclusion. Leiria, Portugal (December 2015)

Beyers, C. 2015. Sexuality Education: The hidden role of teachers in the classroom. Proceedings of ISER 14th International Conference. Lisbon, Portugal (December 2015)

Swanepoel, E.H & Beyers, C. 2014. Judgement Suspension as mediating agent between heteronormative and homosexual pedagogy: The role of the modernized Life Orientation teacher. SULE colloquium, University of the Free State. (October, 2014).

Beyers, C. 2013.  Teaching sexuality: The pros and cons of participatory research as methodology.

International Journal for Arts and Sciences Conference. Freiburg, Germany. 3-6 December 2013.

Lubbe, R & Beyers, C. 2013. Forgotten Voices: Challenges faced by orphans. SULE colloquium, University of the Free State. (October, 2013).

Beyers, C & Modise, A. 2013. In search of healthy sexuality: The gap between what youth want and what teachers think they need. SULE colloquium, University of the Free State. (October, 2013).

Beyers, C & Modise, A. Investing in the future: Creating knowledge hubs as intervention to address diversity in HIV related issues. HEAIDS conference, Cape Town. (November, 2012)

Beyers, C. 2012. Supporting teachers to narrow the knowledge/practice gap. HEAIDS – Community of Practice, Port Elizabeth. (April 2012).

Beyers, C. 2011. Sexuality Education: The shift towards a new morality or ignorance? International Conference for Academic Disciplines. Rome, Italy. 31 October – 3 November 2011.

Beyers,C. 2010. HIV/AIDS: Influence of religion and culture on the teaching of sexuality education. Kovsies HIV/AIDS centre colloquium. (May, 2010).

Beyers, C & Hay J. 2008. HIV positive learners: Are teachers equipped to successfully include them in Southern African classrooms? ATINER 10th International Conference on Education. Athens, Greece. 26-29 May 2008.

Hay, J & Beyers, C. 2000. Apartheid’s contribution to South African inclusive education policy. Including the excluded. International Special Education Congress. Manchester, UK. 24-28 July 2000.

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FACULTY CONTACT

Shereen Motaung
T: + 27 51 401 9281

E: motaungsk@ufs.ac.za
E: eduinfo@ufs.ac.za

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