Effects of culture on access to Secondary School Education for Girls in Kisarawe

Kahise, Yohana Enas Mwendihaki (2013) Effects of culture on access to Secondary School Education for Girls in Kisarawe. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study critically explores the effects of culture on access to secondary school education for girls in Kisarawe District Coastal region. The specific objectives of the study included examining the effects of early marriage to girls, assessing the effects of cultural values to smart girls and finding out parent’s expectations from daughters. The study adopted a mixed method research design employing both qualitative and quantitative research designs. Data were collected from students, teachers, parents and religious leaders using Questionnaires, semi- structured interviews and Observation. The main findings of the study show that people in Kisarawe have certain beliefs that, girls are not as important as boys resulting in boy’s preference, forced marriage to girls, early pregnancies and lack of support in education opportunities to girls. The study suggests that, there should be individual and group counselling in elementary and middle school to serve as early prevention for deterring early marriage for female adolescents in Kisarawe. In general, it was recommended that, there is a need to change the societal negative attitude and some cultural barriers hindering investment in girl’s education as well as establishing alternative programmes to help those who terminate studies because of pregnancy, to campaign for public awareness about the importance of girls’ education, establishing an effective enforcement law, and deployment of female teachers in rural schools to act as role models. Further research should be conducted to explore ways language affect people’s perception and shape their thinking and actions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 09:40
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 09:40
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1086

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