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Title: Cultural practices and school drop out in selected primary school in tana delta District, Coast Province, Kenya
Authors: Abdi Bile, Suleiman
Keywords: Cultural practices
School Drop Out
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University. College of Education,open distance and e-learning.
Abstract: The study correlates cultural practices and school dropout in selected primary school in Tana delta district, coast province, Kenya. The purpose of the study was to; (a) Test the null hypothesis of no significant relationship between cultural practices and school dropout, (b) Validating the “influential, theory” of Fin (1993), (c) To bridge the gaps identified in the literature rev~ew, (d) to contributes to the existing knowledge in the field of cultural practices and school dropout. The study was guided by the following specific objectives. (a) To determine the profile of the respondents in terms of gender, age, level of education and year of experiences. (b) To determine the level of cultural practices in selected primary schools under study. (c) To determine the level of school dropout in selected primary schools under study. (d) To establish if there is a significant relationship between level of cultural practices and school dropout. Using 15 selected primary schools out of 57 in Tana Delta district, the respondents of the study were basically 187 teachers. The study employed descriptive comparative and correlational survey design to analyze the data. Frequency and percentages was used to analyze the profile of the respondents. Mean was used for objective two and three, objective four was analyzed using pearson’s linear correlation coefficient and regression analysis. The findings of the study include that, there is a high cultural practices in Tana Delta district, there also high dropout rates in schools and there is a significant relationship between cultural practices and school dropout in the district .The study recommends that The government of Kenya should organize awareness education campaigns to communities on the impact of cultural practices to school dropout. Equal opportunity of education should be given to both boys and girls. The cultural practices that hinder learning opportunity should discouraged e.g. female circumcision, early marriage, child labour etc. Teachers should be encouraged to seek for further education in order to add more on their experience and finally he government of Kenya should subside the cost of education so that it becomes affordable to teachers and the community at large.
Description: A Thesis Presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree Master of Education Management
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4352
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