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Muslim Communities' Opinion on Muslim Girls' and Boys'Education: The Case ofWorabe Town, SNNPR

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dc.contributor.advisor Subramaniyam, Vijaya (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Abdu, Fatuma
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-10T14:03:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-10T14:03:22Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/12579
dc.description.abstract This study intended to explore Muslim communities ' opinion on Muslim girls ' and boys' education and employment focusing on Worabe Town, SNNPR which is mostly occupied by Muslims. All the research participants were selected purposively based on the appropriateness for the research objectives. All participants are belong to the Muslim community. So, the research participants for this study were Parents, Religious leaders, Educational Administrators, Gender Experts, the Community elders and Student from worabe Town. To conduct this study qualitative research approach was employed, by using data collection methods of In-depth interview, Key informant interview, and FGD. The overall findings revealed that the Muslim communities have different opinions on girls ' and boys ' education and employment. They have contradicted ideas and understandings about the issue in the research area. Each individual perceived it based on their own perspective and use the religion as a reference. Among six parent interviewees two parents opposes girls' education and employment and give more emphasis to boys' education and employment and the other four parents support gil'is " and boys' education and employment. From four religious leader interviewees three of them have positive opinion on girls ' and boys' education and employment and one religious leader gives more emphasis to boys ' education and employmenl. At the same tillle except one teacher interviewees who has negative opinion on girls ' education and employment and support boys ' education and employment, the other three teachers have progressive opinion on boys' and girls' education and employment. But all community elders and students (FGD discussants), educational administrators and gender experts have positive outlook on girls' and boys' education and employment without any gender differences. Even there is progress on girls' primary enrolment in the research area, girls drop out rate is more when their age increases because still there are parents, religious leaders and teachers who opposes girls ' education and employment and strongly consider household related activities as the granted employment for girls. So, girls' education and employment needs attention in the research area, by using community as an important source to enhancing girls' education and employment en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Muslim Girls en_US
dc.title Muslim Communities' Opinion on Muslim Girls' and Boys'Education: The Case ofWorabe Town, SNNPR en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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