Girl Child Dropout: Experiential Teacher and Student Perceptions

Amadi, Millicent Atieno; Role, Elizabeth; Makewa, Lazarus Ndiku
March 2013
International Journal of Humanities & Social Science;Mar2013, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p124
Academic Journal
This study, purposed to establish if there was a significant difference between the perceptions of teachers and students and the perceptions of male and female teachers on the causes of drop out of girls. Descriptive comparative research design was used. The participants included 125 grade 8 girls and 90 teachers. The results indicate that the teachers' perceptions of socio- economic status of the parent as a cause of drop out of girls from school are significantly different from the perceptions of pupils in relation to socio- economic status as a cause. Teachers have better perception on the socio- economic status of parents as a cause of drop out of girls from primary schools than students. However, there was similarity on socio- economic status, parental educational attainment, cultural belief, and lack of female teachers, opportunities for academic success, curriculum, health and pregnancy as viewed by male and female teachers.


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