Research Papers/Topics in Sociology Education

Prospects of women empowerment towards occupying influential posts in primary schools: a case of kwekwe urban schools.

ABSTRACT The study explored the prospects of women empowerment towards occupying influential posts in primary schools. Three primary schools from Kwekwe urban circuit and the district office respectively constituted the population of the study. The study was guided by the feminist perspective. Data was gathered from heads, deputy heads, teachers‟ in-charge and education inspectors by use of descriptive survey design. The research was guided by four research questions that focused on barrier...

The Association Between Cultural Capital And Academic Writing Skills: A Case Study Of Level One Semester One Communication Skills Students In The Faculties Of Arts And Social Sciences At Midl

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to investigate the association between cultural capital and academicwriting skills of level one semester one Communication Skills students with particular referenceto Midlands State University. This study was informed by the cultural capital framework. A casestudy design was used. Questionnaires were administered to 117 level one semester oneCommunication Skills students of which 53.6% were females. Four lecturers were interviewedwhile assignments were analy...

Socio - Economic Status And Children’s Educational Life Chances: A Study Of Peasant Farmers In Basawa And Bomo Districts Of Kaduna State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study investigates the relationship between socio-economic status and children’s educational life chances using the peasant farmers of Basawa and Bomo districts of Sabon Gari Local Government Area of Kaduna State as a case study. The study was embarked upon to find out the impact of socio-economic status on children’s educational life chances. Some of the problems of the study area stated in this work are; children’s low school enrolment due to thei...

Impact of online Learning during Covid 19

Maintaining continuity with the education system in Corona is now a big challenge. One of the main aims of this study is to uncover the challenging aspects of online learning during covid-19 in rural areas of Bangladesh. The study used qualitative approaches to deepen the online learning experience and challenging aspects of secondary school students. The result shows that they have all expressed their dissatisfaction, feeling helpless and frustrated, and no well-planned action has been taken...

Factors Influencing Parental Perception Of Nomadic Education In Shagari Local Government Area Of Sokoto State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT This study was designed to investigate factors influencing parental perception of nomadic education in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Descriptive survey design was employed which used Krejcie and Morgan (1971) table for determining the sample size in selecting the subjects for the study, the instruments used were Focus Group Discussion (FGDs) guide, interview and observation were the major instruments used in data collection. Subject of the research work were de...

Influence Of Organisational Culture On The Organisational Commitment Of Academic Staff Of The University

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the university’s organisational culture and lecturers’ commitment to the university. A correlational research was carried out using randomly selected academic staff of the University of Cape Coast. The study involved 237 respondents who responded to a self- administered questionnaire. The Cronbach’s alpha was used to test for the reliability of the instrument. The reliability coefficient was 0.80. The statisti...

Influence Of Organisational Culture On The Organisational Commitment Of Academic Staff Of The University Of Cape Coast

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of the study was to examine the relationship betweenthe university’s organisational culture and lecturers’ commitment to theuniversity. A correlational research was carried out using randomly selectedacademic staff of the University of Cape Coast. The study involved 237respondents who responded to a self- administered questionnaire. The Cronbach’salpha was used to test for the reliability of the instrument. The reliabilitycoefficient was 0.80. The statistical to...

CONTRIBUTION OF ACTION AID INTERNATIONAL GHANA IN THE PROVISION OF QUALITY EDUCATION IN THE UPPER EAST REGION

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the contribution of Action Aid InternationalGhana (AAIG) in the provision of quality basic education in the Upper EastRegion. The study seeks to identify the extent to which AAIG has contributedto infrastructural development, teachingllearning materials (includingtextbooks), staffing, in-service training and Girl-Child Education. The studyalso seeks to identify how Action Aid is promoting the REV and Shepherdschool schemes as alternative models in education. A t...

FACTORS INFLUENCING PARENTS’ CHOICE OF A SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILDREN

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to identify the pertinent factors affecting parents’ choice of a particular senior high school in Ghana. Specifically, the study examines the type of schools parents in the Cape Coast Metropolis choose for their children, and some of the school’s institutional factors that parents look for in deciding the choice of a particular school for their children.The design used for the study was descriptive survey design. A total of 294 parents completed the qu...

CORRELATES OF DROPPING OUT OF BASIC SCHOOLS IN THE VOLTA REGION: THE CASE OFAKATSI DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The incidence ofschool drop out in the basic schools in Ghana has been persistent. The objective of this study, therefore, was to find out the main factors responsible for dropping out of basic schools in the Volta Region of Ghana. The samples used for the study were dropouts and Junior Secondary School (J.S.S.) students still in school (non-dropouts) in the Akatsi district. A total sample size of 357 primary and J.S.S students comprising 214 dropouts and 143 non-dropouts were ...

PARENTS' PREFERRED LOCUS OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDING SECONDARY EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF ASSIN DISTRICTS OF GHANA.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to find out parents' preferred locus of responsibility for funding secondary education and whether these loci differ by type of community. Six research questions and five hypotheses were formulated to direct the study. A total sample of 509 parents from 13 communities were involved 10 the study. These consisted of 162, 163 and 184 respondents from urban, semi-urban and rural areas respectively. The stratified, systematic and simple random samplin...

FACTORS INFLUENCING PARENTS’ CHOICE OF A SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILDREN

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to identify the pertinent factors affecting parents’ choice of a particular senior high school in Ghana. Specifically, the study examines the type of schools parents in the Cape Coast Metropolis choose for their children, and some of the school’s institutional factors that parents look for in deciding the choice of a particular school for their children. The design used for the study was descriptive survey design. A total of 294 parents complet...

INFLUENCE OF FAMILY INSTABILITY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

ABSTRACTThis study sought to examine family type and academic performance among secondary school students in Shomolu Local Government Area of Lagos State. It looks at variables such as gender of single parent, divorce, parental separation and step parent family as factors influencing academic performance among secondary school students. The study further examined existing literature of various scholars; three theories were used to explain family size and academic performance. The theori...

Youth Contribution and Participation in National Building in Nigeria (The Role of the Information Centre and the Library)

Youth Contribution and Participation in National Building: The Role of the Information Centre and the LibraryAbstractPurpose: The Research was conducted to evaluate the information demands of the youth, library usage, sources of service deliveries needed and the obstacles of using the libraries in two various youth engagements in the urban community in Ikeja, Lagos State, NigeriaMethodology/Design/Research: A Descriptive Survey Design was applied for the study. All the youths that att...