This study sought to investigate the factors leading to a Child Friendly School Environment in public primary schools in Njoro District of Nakuru County. The specific objectives were: To determine the teaching and learning factors that enhances creation of Child Friendly School Environment in public primary schools; to identify school infrastructural factors that promote creation of Child Friendly School Environment; to examine the role of parental/community involvement in creating Child Friendly School Environment; and to establish the role of leadership and management skills in enhancing child friendly school environment. The study adopted a survey research design and the findings are discussed herein.
Notwithstanding many pro-active measures for improving access to and participation in basic primary education, every fifth child in Bangladesh still does not go to school. Therefore, the paper concentrated on this issue by examining the government plans/programs aimed at improving access and participation, by identifying the groups of out-of-school children and also by exploring the factors that hamper their inclusion. As discovered, programs implemented were not sufficient to ensure access and participation for non-enrolled children who were persistently excluded from schooling. The study found out that there was an evident association between the socio-economic status of the parents and their children’s ability to attend the school and that poverty and disparities constituted major barriers preventing children from extremely poor families and ethnic minorities from primary education. As a result, the paper suggests some innovative policy options and concrete strategies and expresses the concern that if the excluded groups of children are not integrated in schooling, the country may not be able to reach the EFA goal of ensuring access of all children to primary education by 2015.
Housing is a fundamental component of quality of life. Without appropriate shelter, people cannot meet their basic needs and participate adequately in society. Housing issues can have flow-on effects for health, education and community wellbeing. Ethiopia has identified housing Problems as one of the key problems facing cities and towns. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to give an analysis on factors influencing accessibility and affordability of urban dwelling units’ particular emphasis on Ambo town. The methodology employed here is a descriptive analysis where the sources of the data are both primary and secondary. The study revealed that various factors have contributed to unaffordable and inaccessible housing units in Ambo town for government employees. Among these factors lack of enabling policy, low income of households, lack of financial institution, high cost of land for housing, unaffordable construction material cost and lack of low cost housing program in the town. These factors have also a great impact on tenure arrangement, physical quality and facilities of dwelling units.
Guidance and counseling play a key role in facilitating access and progression in an individual's lifetime. In order to impart essential skills effectively and successfully to the youth, an effective secondary school education must provide good balance between academic education and skills development. Due to rapid changes in society, students require guidance and counseling to enable them make proper career choices and for acquiring the right skills for successfully adjustment in the environment. The study sought to identify factors influencing career choice among public secondary school students in Nyandarua District. It was found that peer pressure, society, parents, career guidance, and teachers greatly influence student's decisions on careers and jobs. It was also found that most students didn't have reliable information on careers and jobs placement due to absence of career instruction at school. The study also indicated that parents were among the least effective agents of career guidance.
How can we motivate our students to learn, keep them motivated enough to stick to a learning process to the end and encourage teamwork as well as competition among themselves? The answer can be the design, implementation and consistent use of game based learning (GBL) that immerses the students with the material which is critical for effective learning. The Spelling Bee (TSB) is an innovative educational framework designed as a GBL tool for helping students in understanding English language spellings. The TSB was implemented at Shashi View Primary School in Bindura to grade 4, grade 5 and voluntary grade 6 students. Pre-tests and post-tests were used as assessment tools to evaluate the potential of GBL in primary education. A survey was also conducted to seek for acceptance of GBL. The results indicated that GBL have a significant impact to students’ performance if it is blended with their conventional learning practice and therefore the researcher recommends that GBL is good to enhance students’ performance in primary education.
This book addresses the heart of the administrative justice in Palestine and England. It seeks to provide readers with an informed understanding of the Palestinian judicial system in general and the administrative judiciary in particular in terms of the historical roots, administrative justice concepts, obstacles, court system and the miscarriages of justice through the political crises. Moreover, this book proposes the English administrative tribunals system as a remedy to fill the gap which the Palestinian administrative judiciary suffers from.
The Little Book of Hedge Funds that's big on explanations even the casual investor can use An accessible overview of hedge funds, from their historical origin, to their perceived effect on the global economy, to why individual investors should understand how they work, The Little Book of Hedge Funds is essential reading for anyone seeking the tools and information needed to invest in this lucrative yet mysterious world. Authored by wealth management expert Anthony Scaramucci, and providing a comprehensive overview of this shadowy corner of high finance, the book is written in a straightforward and entertaining style. Packed with introspective commentary, highly applicable advice, and engaging anecdotes, this Little Book: Explains why the future of hedge funds lies in their ability to provide greater transparency and access in order to attract investors currently put off because they do not understand how they work Shows that hedge funds have grown in both size and importance in the investment community and why individual investors need to be aware of their activities Demystifies hedge fund myths, by analyzing the infamous 2 and 20 performance fee and addressing claims that there is an increased risk in investing in hedge funds Explores a variety of financial instruments—including leverage, short selling and hedging—that hedge funds use to reduce risk, enhance returns, and minimize correlation with equity and bond markets Written to provide novice investors, experienced financiers, and financial institutions with the tools and information needed to invest in hedge funds, this book is a must read for anyone with outstanding questions about this key part of the twenty-first century economy.
This book presents a summary of the major research findings on the factors that constrain girls’ enrolment, performance and achievement in education. It is now universally recognized that girls’ education is a critical vehicle to achieve the development goals of any society. This book was conducted to identify the major multiple interrelated school environments, socioeconomic, socio-cultural and institutional factors that constrain girls’ education in Jigjiga town. Increasing girls’ participation in education is one of the most significant developmental challenges facing the developing countries. The enrolment rate of girls remains lower than that of boys, their drop-out and absenteeism’s rate higher and their achievements and performance is poorer than that of boys. The central objective of this book is to outline and analyze the challenges faced by the girl-child in education. Hence, to attain the objectives, different literatures on factors affecting girls’ education was incisively reviewed. To help bridge the gap between the boys and girls access to education. The book provides an outline of suggestions and recommendations targeted at reducing the gender gap in education.
Finance is the life blood of any library systems. Without finance neither any library can be started nor successfully run. Provisions of sufficient funds at the required time are the success of libraries. In the recent times, educational finance is highly institutionalized and a number of institutions have been setup to meet the requirements of higher education. Library requires the permanent source of supply of adequate finance which can meet the needs of its readers and proper maintenance of library in every respect. This study has been carried out in the Sri Krishansamy Reddiar Educational Trust Institutions. The data for this study have been collected from both the primary and secondary sources. Besides, expert opinions have been sought through personal interview. The secondary data are useful to understand the past, while primary data enables one to know the present.
This mixed methods research identified the factors influencing the airport selection decision among passengers and managers of air carriers to provide airports with information to guide their marketing efforts. The deregulation of the air transportation industry in the EU has led to increased competition among airports, including competition from airports outside the local catchment area. The research was based on the assumptions of discrete choice theory concerning the process by which passengers and air carriers weight factors when faced with a decision among mutually exclusive alternatives. The mixed methods research design provided a pragmatic approach to addressing the research questions of the study, which focused on identifying factors influencing airport selection decisions in the three dimensions of environment, operational, and marketing factors.
Primary level provides five years of education to the 5-9 years of school-going age children and consists of five grades I-V in Nepal. The primary school dropout is defined as any student who leaves school for any reason before completion of a program of studies without transferring to another school. The objective of research is to find out the causes of dropout in primary schools of the study districts. The highest dropout rate was found to be 6.69 percent in grade I and followed by 5.24 percent, 3.66 percent, 2.48 percent and 3.66 percent in grades II, III, IV and V respectively. From logistic regression analysis of child related variables, grade, age and work at home were found to be significant variable and among family related variables, parent’s apathy towards their children education, education status of father, education status of mother and number of children in family were found to be significant. This book will be useful for the persons who want to research on wastage and dropout of primary school.
Motivation Factors Influencing Foreign Tourists to Jordan: Case Studies of Amman and Petra. This study adopts a model based on push and pull factors as the conceptual framework. As little information has been documented about travel motivations to Jordan, this study attempts to identify motivation factors of foreign tourists to the country as different tourist markets demonstrate different domains of behavior. This may have important marketing implications to the country especially in terms of examination of motives in segmenting markets, designing promotional programs and decision making about destination development.
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceived self-efficacy and attitudes of primary school teachers towards the inclusion of pupils with disabilities, and to identify all factors that may contribute to influence teachers’ perceived self-efficacy and attitudes. About ten background variables were studied in relation to teachers’ self-efficacy and attitudes in teaching pupils with disabilities. It is a correlational study design and it was carried out through a survey questionnaire that involved 119 primary school teachers from Songea district, Tanzania. The findings of the ANOVA tests concludes that teachers’ training level in special needs education, number of pupils with disabilities per classroom, size of the class, and the type of disability experienced by pupils are the factors which may affect teachers’ self-efficacy and teachers’ attitudes towards teaching pupils with disabilities. However, the results of multiple regression analyses showed that only teachers training in special needs education moderately predicted teachers’ perceived self-efficacy, while the type of disability experienced by pupils in the classroom predicted teachers’ attitude with a small strength
Every year, approximately 536,000 maternal deaths occur in the world due to pregnancy related complications; of which over 95% occur in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. One explanation for poor health outcomes among women in these countries including Ethiopia is the low utilization of ANC & delivery care services by a large proportion of women. So, the study was aimed to assess factors influencing utilization of antenatal and delivery care services in Burji special woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia. A community-based cross sectional study was conducted in the woreda from March 1-30, 2011. The study included 1 urban and 8 rural kebeles with a total sample size of 773 respondents and 40 discussants for four FGDs. The study revealed that the proportion of women who received ANC was 55.6%. Only 16.4% mothers delivered at health institution and only 15 % of total delivery was attended by skilled birth attendants. Residence, monthly income and maternal education were major determinants of ANC service utilization and residence, maternal education and ANC attendance were determinants for delivery care service utilization after adjusting for other variables.
This book interrogates the contemporary practice of Integrating Islamic and secular education among Muslim dominated areas in Kenya. Integration of Islamic and secular education is a popular phenomenon in Garissa sub-county as a response to demand for Islamic education to satisfy religious needs and demand. The high Muslim population in Garissa sub-county was an overarching driver of demand for integrated education. Muslim parents wanted their children to attain both secular and Islamic education. Parents sought integrated education to reduce the amount of time their children spent moving between three institutions: primary school, madrassa and Duksi from which they sought both secular and Islamic education. The school in this study adapted a bi-functional model of integration where both a madrassa providing Islamic education and a primary school providing secular education co-existed as one institution but operating independently. However, secular dominated Islamic education in this arrangement hence the need for a balanced curriculum that would give adequate attention to both religious and secular education so as to adequately cater for needs of both types education.