Dropout Cases from the Lower Secondary Schools in Bhutan: A Case Study


Authors : Kado; Sonam Yangchen; Ram Kumar Rai

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 2 - February

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6341495

This paper unveils the factors supporting school dropouts through a case case study. It presents a case study which investigated the experiences of the five school dropouts, their parents and five teachers including a school principal. It includes respondents who had dropped the school from 2012 to 2015. It involved semi-structured interview and the school documents such as minutes of the staff coordination meeting, parent-teacher meeting, disciplinary meeting, and annual education statistics were used to generate findings. The study presentsfive major themes such parental factors, socio-economic factors, home and cultural factors, peer pressure and immaturity including school/academic factors. Thematic analysis was done to gather precise understanding of the problem of school dropouts. The modus operandi was to trace out the causes of dropouts and present an advocacy so that students can find better career prospectus.

Keywords : dropouts, academics, factors, peer-pressure

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