Research Papers/Topics in Basic Education

Impact of Child Labour on School Attendance Among Junior Secondary School Students in Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to examine the Impact of Child Labour on School Attendance of Junior   Secondary School Students   in Jalingo Education   Zone,   Taraba   State,   Nigeria.  Three specific objectives with corresponding research questions were raised and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The population for the study comprised of four thousand two hundred and seventy- two (4, 272) Junior Secondary School Students drawn from forty-eight (48) schools. ...

Introducing Anthropological Pedagogy as a Core Component of Twenty-first Century Anthropology: The Role of Anthropological Pedagogy in the fulfilment of Anthropological and Sociological ob

This paper proposes the creation of Anthropological Pedagogy as a distinct field of study within the framework of Anthropology, interfacing traditional Anthropology and Pedagogy with some pre-defined principles and objectives, chiefly designed to promote Anthropological goals and objectives through the medium of education. This paper proposes to lay the groundwork for what we believe will be an exciting and promising field, and we hope other researchers, scholars, Anthropologists an...

Sustainability Of School-Based Food Aid In Bahi District Of Tanzania’s Dodoma Region After The End Of World Food Programme Support

Abstract This study investigated the sustainability of school-based food drive after the phasing out of the World Food Programme (WFP) aid initiative in Bahi district of Dodoma region, Tanzania. The study found that none of the 72 public primary schools in Bahi district had managed to provide school lunch during the post-WFP period by October 2017. Only 10 schools managed to provide porridge rather than full lunch to the pupils during the review period. The public primary schools under r...

Implementation Of Management By Objective Through Open Performance Review And Appraisal System For Teachers In Tanzania

Management by Objective through Open Performance Review and Appraisal System (OPRAS) was introduced in Tanzania for evaluation of public servants work performance in 2004. The aim of this study was to investigate how teachers perceive the implementation of OPRAS as a mechanism of assessing their work performance and making them accountable for their teaching. The study was mainly qualitative with some aspects of quantitative data. It involved 108 informants, where 90 were the primary scho...

Educating Children With Intellectual Disabilities In Pre-Primary Education, Tanzania

Abstract This study investigated the issues of educating children with intellectual disability at one Primary School in Lindi Region, Tanzania. The data were collected using in-depth interviews and thematically analyzed. The findings indicated that children with intellectual disability were integrated in primary school. Adaptive skills like how to eat, use toilet, dress, sit on chair and academics were offered. There was minimal parents support. Parents lacked the capacity because of th...

Integrating Sustainability Into University Curriculum In Tanzania: Challenges And Prospects

Abstract Universities play a significant role in producing the social and economical change essential to achieve sustainable development. Therefore, it is vital for universities to integrate the principles of sustainability in all its functions including teaching, research and community services. This paper discusses the challenges and prospects of integrating sustainability education in the university curriculum. The paper synthesizes the insights provided by lecturers and students fro...

The Cost Of A ‘Free’ Primary Education In Tanzania

One of the most widely heralded educational policy reforms of the past few years has been the elimination of primary school fees in countries where pupils and parents have been responsible for such costs. Consistent with the goals of Education for All (EFA), international organizations and national governments in many Sub-Saharan African countries have joined together to increase access to schooling by abolishing fees and other mandatory contributions. The logic for such a change in pol...

Practices And Challenges In The Provision Of Pre-Primary Education In Tanzania

Abstract This study focused on exploring issues in the provision of pre-primary education in Monduli district in Arusha region-Tanzania. The specific objectives were to assess the current practices in the provision of pre-primary education in Tanzania, to investigate the challenges that encountered the provision of pre-primary education and then suggest appropriate strategies for the provision of pre-primary education in Tanzania. The study used both qualitative and quantitative approac...

Bridging The Digital Divide Among Children In Nyarugusu Refugee Camp: The Promise Of Digital Learning Environment

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to provide a deep understanding of different initiatives that are available in bridging digital divide among pupils in primary schools in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp. The study was inspired by the initiatives available in the camp on bridging the digital divide, hence the need to explore teachers‟ lived experiences on the matter. The study employed a qualitative approach embedded on phenomenology research design in which 12 early grade teachers partici...

Adolescents And Peer Group Pressure: Coping Strategy And Counselling Implication

INTRODUCTION Peer pressure is a phenomenon peculiar to the adolescent stage ( the teenage period).

Effect of Hands-on Science Activities on Ghanaian Student Learning, Attitudes, and Career Interest: A Preliminary Control Study

Abstract A quasi-experimental study was carried out with 309 Form 3 students across 9 public Junior High Schools in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The effect of Practical Education Network (PEN)’s approach of training STEM teachers to employ hands-on activities using low-cost, locally-available resources was studied in terms of student learning outcomes, attitudes towards learning science, and interest in STEM majors/ careers. Over a 2.5-month period, the science teacher at each ex...