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Head Teachers’, Teachers’ and Parents’ Perceptions of Failing Primary Rural Schools in Sheikhupura
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to understand the perceptions of head teachers, teachers, and parents about the reason of failing primary schools in Sheikhupura district. Using a purposive sampling technique, perceptions of 10 head teachers, 20 teachers, and 20 parents were collected through open-ended interviews. Using the constant comparative method, interviews were analyzed. Head teachers perceived that lack of facilities, teacher competence, and parental involvement were the main reasons of poor results of the schools. The teachers’ perceived they were overburdened, involved in extra duties (such as election duty, Dengue safety, and polio vaccine supply duty to the children at homes), and the parents were not cooperative in sending their children to schools regularly and they did not give care and attention to them at home. Parents, however, thought teachers’ were responsibility to teach their children to be successful. Some parents also talked about low teacher quality.
- Dr. Muhammad Akram
- Associate Professor, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Intzar Hussain Butt
- Associate Professor, Division of Education, University of Education Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan