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Show simple item record Nambala, Klementine M 2023-03-07T13:38:33Z 2023-03-07T13:38:33Z 2022
dc.description A research proposal submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Education (inclusive education) en_US
dc.description.abstract This case study aimed to analyse the factors contributing to learner dropout at a selected school in the //Kharas region. Data were collected by employing document analysis and observations, as well as interviews conducted with learners, school staff and a representative of the village council. The study found that the major learner factors that contributed to school dropout were teenage pregnancy, a lack of motivation, disciplinary problems and alcohol and drug abuse. The study found that parental factors, such as the illiteracy of some of the parents and guardians, as well as a lack of parental involvement in the children’s education reflected by the fact that only 30% of the parents normally attended teacher-parent meetings, contributed to the dropout rate at the selected school. Furthermore, on the socio-economic factors the lack of employment in the community, where only 35% of the community was employed, implies that parents were unable to meet the needs of their children. Some learners, consequently, left school in search of employment for themselves and their families. Lastly, school factors that contributed to the high rate of dropout at the selected school included the lack of learning materials and individual learner support, as well as overcrowded classrooms. Therefore, the study recommends frequent emphasis by teachers on the importance of education in every person’s life, thus, motivating learners to stay in school. It also recommends that parents and guardians should be encouraged to attend literacy classes to enable them to assist their children with schoolwork. Lastly, it is recommended that the government provides sufficient teaching and learning materials, as well as infrastructure, to support all learners. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Learner dropout en_US
dc.subject Alcohol and drug abuse en_US
dc.subject Teenage pregnancy en_US
dc.title An analysis of factors contributing to learner dropout at a selected school in the //Kharas region en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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