Influence of Culture on Secondary School Girls Academic Performance in Majengo and Utemini Ward in Singida Municipality

Mtinda, Zainabu I. (2015) Influence of Culture on Secondary School Girls Academic Performance in Majengo and Utemini Ward in Singida Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of culture on secondary school girls‟ academic performance in four community‟s secondary school in Singida Municipality. 80 people responded, 4 heads of school, 12 teachers, 40 students 16 parents, 4 religious leaders, 4 elders people responded to interview schedules. The findings show that the social-cultural activities and gender role that school girls perform take too much of their time, leading them with no time to concentrate in learning and thus affecting their academic performance. The study recommends that parents should treat sons and daughters equally to avoid overburden daughters as follows: When teaching and learning process is taking place, teachers should demonstrate that everyone in the classroom understood the lesson, make sure that abuse language in the classroom is avoided, pay equal attention to both girls and boys, encourage all students in questions asking and ensures girls are participating full in the classroom discussion. However encourage girls to take what they call masculine subjects and creation of non-sexist learning environment such. Also change of attitude, will allow the adoption of gender sensitive teaching methods. There is a need to have the responsive pedagogy whereby teaching and learning process pay attention to the specific learning needs of girls and boys. However policies must be put into practices not let them remains into books; and implementations of these polices should beginning from the grass root, into the local people from the family level whenever is possible. Eventually; Government, society and teachers needs to create a gender friendly school where school management applied gender equity principles to all activities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:27
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:27

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