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ERIC Number: EJ921677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Causes of Male Dropout Rate in Pakistan
Ud Din, Muhammad Naseer; Dad, Hukam; Iqbal, Javid; Shah, Syed Shafqat Ali; Niazi, Muhammad Imran
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v8 n4 p37-42 Apr 2011
This study aimed to seek the cause of male students' dropout rate at the primary level of F.R. Peshawar. The main objectives of the study were: 1) to study the teacher problems and attitudes of the dropouts, 2) to determine the factors that cause dropouts, 3) to study the government's strategy of dropouts, and 4) to provide suggestions to overcome this problem and improve the literacy rate. The simple random sampling technique was used and the researchers selected ten schools of F.R. Peshawar Asho khel. The research study was descriptive in nature. Three types of questionnaires were prepared--one for teachers, one for students, and one for parents. The researcher then collected data, tabulated, analyzed, and interpreted it in a percentage method. On the basis of analysis, it was concluded that the majority of teachers viewed themselves as being responsible for dropouts due to corporal punishment and poor attention given to the students. The majority of students opined that they themselves are responsible for dropping out due to fear of teachers, failure of examinations, mental weaknesses, and being weak in math and English. The majority of parents viewed that they are responsible for their children's dropping out due to their poverty, illiteracy, and unawareness of the importance of education. The following recommendations were made for improvement of the teaching-learning situation in primary education institutions: 1) Teachers should show fair attitudes and behave well; 2) The government should appoint talented and local teachers in the area; 3) Teachers may improve and provide a variety of motivation techniques in different teaching situations; 4) The government should provide full attention to their education system by providing financial support to poor students in the form of scholarships; and 5) The government should facilitate the teachers and increase their salaries. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan