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Some factors relating to dropping out from Bafokeng High School senior standards

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dc.contributor.author Kiely JHE en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:27:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:27:41Z
dc.date.submitted 1984 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/123244
dc.description.abstract 131 students enrolled for Standard 9 classes in Bafokeng High School in Phokeng, Bophuthatswana at the beginning of the school year 1982. Investigations carried out in 1983 showed that some had been promoted to Standard 10 and others were repeating Standard 9, either in Bafokeng, or some other school; but 14,5% i.e. 19 students were no longer attending full time classes and had dropped out of the formal school system. This research addresses itself to examine these three groups of students: promoted, repeaters and drop-outs by subjecting matched samples of seven from each group to in-depth analysis. The research design is illuminative in character. The groups were compared on the basis of socio-economic status, attitudes, values, and aspirations, using a research model based on McClelland and Nasser. The major findings of this research were that little difference appeared on the socio-economic measures but regarding attitudes and values, certain trends emerge which differentiate between the groups. Other findings were that the traditional picture of the drop-out as intellectually inferior or as a burden on society or as one who is over selfishly concerned with his own affairs are inadequate, and a new picture of the drop-out as one who is of average intelligence and who has the best interests of his parents, brothers and sisters at heart, is presented. Lastly, the difficulties encountered by the researcher in obtaining data for this one group of students all of whom were enrolled in one school casts serious doubts on the reliability of survey data collected over many schools in Bophuthatswana where the figures are entered by the school authorities on questionnaires. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Psychopedagogics (from primary to secondary level) (from primary to secondary level) en
dc.title Some factors relating to dropping out from Bafokeng High School senior standards en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MEd en

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