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Parents’ Characteristics And The Effects On Retention Of Girls In Pre School And Lower Primary School
The purpose of this study is to identify the parent’s characteristics that may be affecting retention of girls in preschool and lower primary.
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Table of contents
1.1 Background to the Study 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem 3
1.3 Purpose of the Study 7
1.4 Objectives of the Study 7
1.5 Research Questions 7
1.6 Significance of the Study 7
1.8 Limitation of the Study 8
1.9 Delimitations of the Study 8
1.10 Definition of Key Terms 8
1.11 Organization of the Study 9
LITERATURE REVIEW 10
2.1 Introduction 10
2.1 Literature review on effects of Mothers’ Level of Education and Income on the Retention of Girls in Pre School and Lower Primary 10
2.2 Literature review on effects of parents attitudes towards girls and the Retention of Girls in Pre School and Lower Primary 11
2.3 Literature review on effects of Economic Background on the Retention of Girls in Pre School and Lower Primary 12
2.4 Family Structure and Retention of Girls in Pre School and Lower Primary 13
2.5 Theoretical Frame Work 14
2.6 Conceptual Framework 16
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 17
3.1 Introduction 17
3.2 Research Design 17
3.3 Population 17
3.4 Sampling 18
3.5 Research Instruments 18
3.5.2 Interview Schedule 19
3.5.3 Documentary Analysis 19
3.5.4 Focused Group Discussions 19
3.6 Validity and Reliability of the research instruments 20
3.6.1 Validity of the Research Instruments 20
3.6.2 Reliability of the Research Instruments 20
3.8 Data Analysis and Presentation 21
Appendix 1:Questionnaire For Quality Assurance And Standards Officer 24
Appendix II:Questionnaire For Ecd Teachers 27
Appendix 1II:Interview Schedule For Assistant Chiefs 30
Appendix IV:Schedule For Focused Group Discussions With Parents Whose Children Are In Pre School Or Lower Primary 33
Appendix V:Interview Schedule For Parents Whose Daughters Are Not In School 35
Appendix VI:Interview Schedule Pre School And Lower Primary School Age Children not In School 37
Appendix VII:Documentary Analysis Form 38
Study Time Frame 39
Budget For The Study 40
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1.1 Background to the Study
According to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948, everyone has the right to education. The Declaration proclaims that education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory.
The United Nation (1989) Convention on the Rights of the Child, declares that States Parties should recognize the right of the child to education, and with a view to achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity, they shall, in particular make primary education compulsory and available free to all and take measures to encourage regular attendance at schools and the reduction of drop-out rates.
The provision of education is one of the most fundamental undertakings of any government in the world (United Nation 1989) Since the attainment of independence, the government and people of Kenya have remained committed to the promotion of education for all citizens based on the firm belief that education is the vehicle for socio-economic transformation (Kabiru, and Njenga, 2001). Kenya being a signatory to the UN declaration has gone far to make primary education free ...
... and then arranged as per the objectives of the study while establishing patterns of relationships among the responses. These qualitative data will be quantified where possible along with data from the structured questionnaire items. Frequencies and percentages of the responses will be calculated.
Data from the interview schedules will be analysed by calculation of the frequencies and percentages each response will be occurring. Data collected from the Focused Group Discussions will first be coded whereby categories of responses will be identified, classified and then recorded on a prepared sheet as per the objectives of study. Frequencies and percentages of the responses will then be calculated for each response.
The analyzed data will then be presented inform of tables and graphs accompanied by appropriate descriptions and discussions. Personal opinions will be analyzed as guided by objectives of the study whereby they will be narrated or even quoted and where appropriate be incorporated into the understanding of the study.
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