Factors Hindering Barbaig Girls in Completion of Secondary Education: A Case of Hanang’ District.

Arkadi, Angela Akweso (2020) Factors Hindering Barbaig Girls in Completion of Secondary Education: A Case of Hanang’ District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Despite the emphasis on compulsory basic education for all children in the Sustainable Development Goals, there remain significant concerns over girls’ education among Tanzania pastoral communities. The study sought to investigate the factors hindering girls’ completion of secondary education in pastoral communities of Hanang’ District, Tanzania. The study had three research objectives which were assessing stakeholders’ perceptions concerning girls’ education among the Barbaig community in Hanang’ District, exploring the level of girls’ participation in secondary education amongst Barbaig community as well as examining the challenges facing public efforts towards promotion of girls’ education among pastoral communities. A qualitative research approach and a case study research design were adopted. Purposive, snowball and stratified sampling procedures were used to select 101 respondents. Interviews, focus group discussions and documentary analysis were used during data collection. Data analysis was done using thematic-content analysis. Key findings indicated that there were mixed perceptions among pastoral community members regarding girls’ education. The study revealed also that girls participation in pastoral communities was still low though there were indications of slight increase in their number. While most girls saw education as an important endeavor, the elder members of the barbaig community had negative perception towards girls’ education, hence seeing no significance of sending girls to school. The study recommends; The Tanzanian government and other educational stakeholders to make every effort to educate elder members of the pastoral communities on the negative impacts of their perception towards girls’ education. Keywords: Gender, gender discrimination, Gender Stereotype, and quality education.

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: 04 May 2021 07:04
Last Modified: 04 May 2021 07:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2810

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