Push and Pull Accelerators for Truancy in Tanzania Community Secondary Schools in Tabora Municipal Council.

Martin,, Pamphil (2020) Push and Pull Accelerators for Truancy in Tanzania Community Secondary Schools in Tabora Municipal Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This dissertation intended to explore perceptions about accelerators that hike truancy in Tanzania community secondary schools at Tabora municipality. Specifically, it examined the extent, of truancy; assessed the contributory root causes of truancy and determined the effects of truancy in same secondary schools in that municipality. The study followed the qualitative research approach and a descriptive triangulated design. The study was conducted in four schools located in some wards, of Tabora municipal. The sample size was 60. The researcher employed triangulated methods as: documentary, interviews and questionnaire tool for data collection. The coding, categorizing, comparison, thematic and content analysis methods analysed data. Among the emerged findings included: The extent of truancy inForm One to be minimum the reason behind was due to newness of studied schools context and neighbors easiness of subjects when compared to the upper class levels. The upper classes of Form Two, Three and Four seemed to have a higher truancy rate, with leading pull and push in and out accelerators to be peer groups, child labour. The study findings found that truancy affected the academic performance of the four studied schools in mock and national examinations seriously and failures tarnish image of the studied schools. The data suggested recommendations; to strengthen cooperation between teachers and parents in all issues of schooling and to ensure the removal of communication barriers between the school, parents and the community in its broad sense. Modernization of school by introducing private canteen for supplying beverages and stationeries to curb students mobility to outside community close to school. Let, a similar study be conducted in other public secondary schools, special and all private owned schools in Tanzania. Keywords: Truancy; Push/pull accelerators; and community secondary schools

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: 23 Apr 2021 09:21
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 09:21
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2713

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