International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Girl Child Dropout: Experiential Teacher and Student Perceptions
Millicent Atieno Amadi, Elizabeth Role, Lazarus Ndiku Makewa

This study, purposed to establish if there was a significant difference between the perceptions of teachers and students and the perceptions of male and female teachers on the causes of drop out of girls. Descriptive comparative research design was used. The participants included 125 grade 8 girls and 90 teachers. The results indicate that the teachers’ perceptions of socio- economic status of the parent as a cause of drop out of girls from school are significantly different from the perceptions of pupils in relation to socio- economic status as a cause. Teachers have better perception on the socio- economic status of parents as a cause of drop out of girls from primary schools than students. However, there was similarity on socio- economic status, parental educational attainment, cultural belief, and lack of female teachers, opportunities for academic success, curriculum, health and pregnancy as viewed by male and female teachers.

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