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Title: The Practice of female Affirmative Action Program to Promote Educational Equity in Secondary Schools of Western Zone of Tigray
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Getnet Tizazu (Dr)
Kidst, H/salssie
Keywords: In relation to the objectives,
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The overall objective of this study was to investigate the practice of female affirmative action program implementation in three selected secondary schools in western zone of Tigray regional state. it was attempted to examine the contribution of financing support for female students in promoting educational equity to look in to the contribution of special supporting to promote educational equity of female students and identify the overall challenges in promoting educational equity for female students. A descriptive survey study with mixed research approach i,e quantitative and qualitative was employed for this study. Data gathering instruments such as questionnaires, interview, and documentary analysis were employed. The questionnaires was distributed 12 teachers (secondary schools); 7 school leaders (principals and vice principals); 239 female students take part in the study. While the questionnaires was administrated to 258.The interview was conducted with six female students. The data obtained through questionnaires was analyzed using statistical tools such as percentages, frequency, mean, weighted mean. And data obtained through interview, data analysis and from semi structured questions were analyzed qualitatively and qualitative description and narrations were made. Among other things, the study revealed that the implementation of female affirmative action program has active (a hot issue)in the beginning of the academic year and later, it became slow and clumsy and discontinuous throughout the year; the special supporting classes was overlapped with the other programs and unexpected meetings; the study revealed the parents of the female students are not awareness about the female affirmative action programs; principals had not included the gender issue in their annual plans; financial support for poor female students was weak; the number of female teachers and principals were few in numbers and the numbers of female students enrolled to secondary school was lower than the male, and lower achiever to compared with the male counterparts. The overall recommendation of the study was to improve the participation of female students in secondary schools and to improve the practice of female affirmative action program in promoting educational equity, awareness creation to parents of female students raising program should be conducted through providing training, workshop, and experience share. It was also recommended that the principals should include gender issue in their annual plan. In its opportunity female students have recognized the relevance of the program and are aware of its positive impact in their successes.
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