The Effects of Home Learning Environment on Academic Achievements among Primary School Children in Tanzania: The Case of Mbeya City

Mapigano, Raymond Fidelis (2018) The Effects of Home Learning Environment on Academic Achievements among Primary School Children in Tanzania: The Case of Mbeya City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to give more description about „the effects of home learning environment on academic achievement among primary school children in Mbeya city‟. The study was carried out in Mbeya city; Mkapa, Kagera, Maanga and Sinde primary schools with 100 respondents where 20 were teachers, 20 were parents and 60 pupils. The instruments used for this research were the questionnaires as the main tool for pupils while interview was used for teachers and parents. The data were analysed by using EXCEL and SPSS version 16.0. The fourth chapter was on data presentation, analysis and discussion. The fifth chapter comprises summary of the study, conclusion and recommendation. The data from the first objective was about;the influence of parent‟s educational level towards primary pupil‟s academic performance, second objective was to find out the extent to which socio-cultural factors affect pupils‟ academic performance, third objective was to identify relationship between parents socioeconomic status and pupils academic performance,and the forth objective was to assess the relationship between parents involvements and pupils academic performance. Key findings revealed that lower educated parents make it difficult to support their children academically either paying school fees in time, giving their children basic needs, enough stationeries and counselling sessions. Socio-cultural factors hinder pupil‟s achievement in such a way that, female genital mutilation causes truancy, absenteeism or school dropout. In turn, this denies girls in their right to education. The pupils‟ performance depends on different variables including socioeconomic factors, self-confidence and motivation from parents. The finding also shows that communication between the home and the school promotes good academic results.

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: 28 Sep 2018 08:06
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 08:06
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1932

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