Research Papers/Topics in Basic Education

Current Perspectives on Weight Status and Body Image Perception in Adolescents

AbstractWeight status exists along a spectrum between being obese (ie, where one's body weight is in the 95th percentile for age and gender) to being underweight. The main influences on body image include the media, which may target adolescents, and peers who help shape beliefs about the perceived body ideal. Internalization and pressure to conform to these socially prescribed physical ideals help to explain the relationship between weight status and bo...

Pre-primary Education Policy in Tanzania: Does it Meet the Educational Needs of Newly Naturalized Refugee Children?

Abstract Over the past five decades Tanzania has hosted over two million refugees, about 200,000 of whom have been naturalized as Tanzania citizens. Children from this group face numerous challenges within the mainstream educational system. This paper considered education policy in Tanzania, with a specific focus on access to quality pre-primary education for children of naturalized refugees. It analyzes relevant policy documents published from 2006 – the year before Tanzania started i...

School mapping: factor to when carrying out school mapping exercise.

In any school mapping exercise, certain factors should be taken into consideration. This article explains some of the factors.

A SURVEY OF LIBRARY RESOURCES AND SERVICES IN OYO STATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Abstract The study examines the provisions of library facilities in Oyo state secondary schools. The population of the study consists of secondary schools in five Local Governments, that is, Ogbomoso North, Ogbomoso South, Surulere, Oriire, and OgoOluwa Local Government areas of Oyo state while 45 secondary schools were taken as the study sample. Out of the 45 questionnaires that were administered, 75.6% (34) were returned and analyzed. Simple percentage scores were employed in anal...