Parents and Child Schooling in Slums: An Analysis of Parental Factors Hindering Children Schooling in Afghan Refugee Camp

  • Aftab Alam Bacha Khan University, Charssada, Pakistan
  • Nasar Khan University of Chitral, Pakistan
Keywords: Slum, Schooling, Child, Parents, Economic

Abstract

Slums are one of the key issues in modern urban studies particularly the socio-economic problems existing in it. This study is an effort to study the parental factors which hinders children schooling in Slums. This study has been conducted in Afghan Refugee Camp, Chakdara, Pakistan. The study is qualitative in nature whereby convenient sampling technique has been utilized. A total of 5 parents and 7 teachers were sampled and interviewed. The collected information has been analysed thematically. Findings revealed that parental economic conditions are suitable for provision of standard schooling to children. Poor paternal health also hinders child schooling. Parents often do not have sufficient information regarding schooling and do expect and aspire regarding schooling of their children. These factors hinders children education in Slums and hence with poor educational outcomes.

Published
2019-12-17
How to Cite
Alam, A., & Khan, N. (2019). Parents and Child Schooling in Slums: An Analysis of Parental Factors Hindering Children Schooling in Afghan Refugee Camp. Journal of Sociology, 2(1), 1-13. Retrieved from https://js.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/js/article/view/29
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