Influence of Socio- Cultural Values on the provision of Quality Secondary School Education to Girls in Masasi District,”Tanzania

Nyanzwa , Ally Ramadhani (2015) Influence of Socio- Cultural Values on the provision of Quality Secondary School Education to Girls in Masasi District,”Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate the way socio-cultural values affected the provision of quality Secondary Education to Girls, in Masasi district. The study rests on the following objectives: To examine the community perception on provision of quality secondary education to Girl students, to examine the influence of polygamous marriages on secondary education for Girls. To assess the strategies for provision of secondary education to Girls’ in polygamous families and to examine the influence of the rites of passage on the provision of quality secondary education to Girls students’. The study used mixed methods approaches. It involved a total of 166 respondents. The categories of sample were secondary school Head teachers, Girl students’, teachers, Statistic and Logistic Officer and the parents. The study deployed purposive and random sampling to select the respondents. The methods of data collection included interviews, questionnaires, focus group discussion and review of documents. The study findings revealed that, socio- cultural values have negative influence on the provision of quality secondary school education to female students’. The evidence showed that there are more female students who are affected from the provision of quality secondary education to female students compared to boys. The findings showed that, polygamous marriages and the rites of passage influenced the pregnancies, early engagement in sexual activities, lack of education support and misbehaviors of some of the female students, poor participation in schools, frustration and finally dropping out from schools.The study made conclusion that, parents and their female students have little or no interest in schooling. It appears that, they have little understanding about the significance of putting investment in education to female.

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 10:56
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:56
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1148

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