Stakeholders’ Views on Disadvantaged Families’ Involvement and Its Implications on Children’s Engagements in Primary Schools in Tanzania

  • Aneth Anselmo Komba


This paper examines the perceptions of stakeholders on disadvantaged families’ involvement in school activities and how this influences children’s engagements in primary schools of Tanzania. The informants for this study were parents/guardians (families), pupils, dropouts and Educational Officers. The study employed qualitative research methodology. In particular, the study uses multiple case study design that covered six schools in two Regions of Tanzania. The study findings confirm that low involvement of parents in school activities invariably affected engagement of children in school. The paper concludes with strategies on how parental involvement could be improved to enhance pupils’ engagement with primary school.

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(1), 35-55, 2012

Author Biography

Aneth Anselmo Komba
Department of Educational Foundations Management and Lifelong Learning, School of Education,University of Dar es Salaam Box 35048, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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eISSN: 1813-2227