The Influence of Socio-Economic Factors on Children Access to Secondary Education in Monduli District

Mtweve , Lamon Malumbo (2015) The Influence of Socio-Economic Factors on Children Access to Secondary Education in Monduli District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated socio-economic factors that inhibit children access to secondary education particularly in Monduli District. In this study, there were three objectives namely: to explore the existing socio-economic activities in Monduli District, to examine the influence of the existing socio-economic factors on children access to education and to establish management model that can promote children access to education in pastoralist’s societies. To attain these objectives, mixed methods research design was employed whereby qualitative and quantitative research approaches were the major means of data collection and analyses. The data for this study was collected through documentary review, questionnaires and interviews. The sample of this study comprised of 50 respondents that specifically comprised: students (N=30), parents (N=14), teachers (N= 5), and District Educational Officers (N= 1). It was learned that pastoralists prohibit children from schooling as they depend them in grazing their cattle. It was also found out that the Maasai culture and traditions devaluate education because they don’t see the value of sending their children to school. It can be concluded that, the findings establish the effective management model to children access to education that emphasizes on the need of educating parents on the importance of socio - economic returns of education to households and society in general. It is recommended that the government should enact laws against those parents who fail to send their children to school for any reason. Also, there should be in place supportive policies for those who fail to send their children to school because of lacking of school fees and other contributions especially in the pastoralists’ society.

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 10:54
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:54
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1167

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