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Major Issues and Problems of Full-Day Schooling in Second Cycle Primary Schools of Addis Ababa

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dc.contributor.advisor Baraki, Zenebe (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Getachew, Samson
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-04T13:43:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-04T13:43:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/16227
dc.description.abstract Countries have employed different alternative models of schooling in their school systems and also altered from one to the other in times, most commonly from half-day to full-day schooling. In the case of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa City Administration has launched its effort to realize such alteration in primwy schools since academic year 1999E.C. With scarcity of resources of the country, employing fiill-day schooling would have significant implications on the provisions and achievement of primary schooling. Taking these all into account, this study was carried out to assess the major issues and problems of fiill-day schooling in second cycle primary schools of Addis Ababa. It surveyed the benefits and challenging factors of the schooling model along with its implications on the internal efficiency and educational equity in schooling. In order to attain its objective, descriptive survey method was employed. The study was conducted in six governmental primary schools sampled from two sub-cities of Addis Ababa; namely, Kirkos and Akaki-Kaliti. Sub-cities, schools, teachers and students were selected using multistage sampling techniques. The main sources of the data were teachers, students, principals, Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) representatives and Kebele 's educational team leaders. Questionnaires were administered to 65 teachers and 273 students sampledfrom the respective schools. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a principal and a PTA representative of each sampled school and two educational team leaders from the sub-cities selected. Besides, document review and direct school observation were also conducted to secure additional information on the basic questions of the study. The sequential exploratory research design was employed to collect and analyze quantitative data first, qualitative data next and finally to interpret the entire analysis of both types of data. Frequency count, percentage and mean were used to analyze the quantitative data through the use of Statistical Package for Social Studies (SPSS) for Windows. One-sample T-test was used to compare class sizes and weekly teaching loads of respondents to the target set by Addis Ababa Education Bureau and Ministry of Education (MOE). The qualitative data were analyzed using focus by question approach. Accordingly, the major findings of the study revealed that lengthening school day was considered as the least determinant of effectiveness in the schools, three-fourth of the respondents confirmed that fUll-day schooling contributed to better students' behaviors and performance, the majority of parents have very narrowed view on the benefits of the schooling, the schooling has contributed to increase in drop-out rate of 5 -8 grade students in the schools, half of the teacher respondents rated the effect of the schooling as "high" to exclude children with economic problems from school and the practices of the schooling were found to be entangled with economic problems of students and inadequacy of school facilities and services and as a result, increased students' absenteeism and truancy. On the basis of the conclusions drawn from these findings, the researcher recommended that parental awareness and involvement need to be enhanced, students with economic problems should be supported either through school feeding program or material supports, mounted political, financial and material commitment is required to improve school facilities and more importantly, it is highly commendable to investigate the implications that the schooling model can have on achieving the development goals of the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Major Issues and Problems of Full-Day Schooling en_US
dc.title Major Issues and Problems of Full-Day Schooling in Second Cycle Primary Schools of Addis Ababa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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