Academic journal article International Journal of Education

Causes of Students Drop out in General Education in the Directorate of Education Schools in Karak Governorate from the Point of View of School

Academic journal article International Journal of Education

Causes of Students Drop out in General Education in the Directorate of Education Schools in Karak Governorate from the Point of View of School

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Abstract

The study aims to identify the relative importance of each paragraph of the reasons paragraph for dropping out of school, and for each of the reasons for dropping out of school from the viewpoint of school principals and teachers in school districts in the governorate of Al Karak, and identify the moral differences between the average degrees of reasons for dropping out of school from the viewpoint of principals and teachers. The sample of the study consisted of (298) principals and teachers (male and female), of whom (69) principals, (229) teachers. The researchers used questionnaire to identify the reasons for dropping out of school; using the degree of intensity, percentages, and analysis of variance. The results of the study showed that the main paragraph for dropping out of school from the perspective of principals, respectively is: (lack of the learner friends of education). The results of the study showed that the main paragraph for dropping out of school from the perspective of teachers, respectively is: (learner having a physical handicapped that provoke the mockery of his colleagues). The result of the study also shows that the main reason for school dropout from the view point of principles is: bad companionship with directly followed by family. Learner school .The results of the study also showed that the major reasons for dropping out of school from the viewpoint of teachers, respectively, are: bad companionship respectively followed by learner, family, school. The study also showed that there were no statically differences between average degrees of reasons for dropping out of school from the viewpoint of principles and teachers in school districts in the governorate of Al Karak.

Keywords: school dropout; the directorates of education; governorate

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1. Introduction

Despite the growing interest of Governments and education in recent years as the main road to progress and overall development of the individual and community, and this interest is reflected in the adoption of the principle of equal educational opportunities, applying the policy of compulsory and free education, providing the material and human potential and to achieve it by buildings school e and equipping them with tools, books, teachers and different educational materials for teachers, we still suffer from many education problems with its negative repercussions on the individual, the family the community and the educational system as a whole, and drop out is one of the most serious of these problems.

The subject of school dropout is one of the important educational and social matters. dropout risk increased in the initial stages of learning and it is more dangerous and harmful than it is in later stages, and dropout is one of the manifestations of the wastage of the educational system, which refers to the difference between the numbers of students enrolled in some stage of education and the number of graduate students at the end of the stage. The number of dropout pupils in developed countries is less than it is in developing and poor countries, and often the dropout number within the same country increase rural, Bedouin and remote areas than in urban areas, and it increases among girls in particular communities that deny them the right to continue their education or education at all.

Researchers have identified many causes contribute to dropping out of school, (Devine, 2006) proposed problems to leave school associated with low educational attainment of parents, the number of family members, and the lack of incentives (Caraway, 2003) that students with low level of education is an important factor leading to high drop-out rates.

And an extension at the level of global efforts, there is a tremendous effort made at the Arab level to confront the dangers of illiteracy because it is a product of many phenomena the most important one of them is dropping out of school. …

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