Assessment of Contribution of Community Secondary Schools to Girls’ Empowerment and the Change of Society’s Attitude Towards Girls in Education in Biharamulo District

France, Tumaini (2015) Assessment of Contribution of Community Secondary Schools to Girls’ Empowerment and the Change of Society’s Attitude Towards Girls in Education in Biharamulo District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assesses the contribution of community secondary schools to girls’ empowerment and the change of society’s attitude towards girls in education in Biharamulo District. The study examines the extent to which the increase of community secondary schools in Biharamulo District has removed a wrong perception in the society members about the role of education to girls. The study used a cross-sectional survey and a case study research design in which a single case study was employed. The cross-sectional survey aimed at collecting data from large number of samples of various categories at a particular time so as to describe the nature of the problem while single case study research design was used to collect qualitative data. The methods of data collection used were questionnaires, interview and documentary review.Major findings of the study show that there are some positive contributions of community secondary schools but yet empowerment of women has remained far behind and more efforts are still needed to realize this. Moreover, findings indicate that there is a general feeling that there are still deep rooted cultural practices that hinder the efforts to empowerment of girls in Biharamulo District Council especially in rural settings and still there is very little sensitization for parents to value education for girls.The study recommends on how the government should help alleviate the problem by inexorably educating the general public in Biharamulo District on the importance of educating a girl child and the government to increase commitment and collaborating with the community in stamping out deep rooted undesirable socio-cultural practices that impinge upon girls’educational achievement.

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: 13 Jul 2016 10:59
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1128

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