Gender disparities among Tanzanian public schools
University of Wisconsin--Stout. Research Services
MetadataShow full item record
This research analyzed Tanzania’s education system and sought to find if there were a disproportionate number of males to females who continued on from primary school to secondary school. In order to gather data on this subject, research of academic preparation studies on public schools in Tanzania was analyzed. The results indicated that there was a minor disparity in the rate of males to females who successfully completed primary schooling and moved on to secondary school. However, a more prominent disparity existed in the ratio of males and females who completed secondary school, with males completing at a higher rate than females. The quality of, and access to education were the factors that contributed to this disparity. This research was needed to provide a better understanding of the academic preparation level of public school students in Tanzania so that solutions could be created to address the issues of equality and access to the education system. The preliminary research question was whether a disparity exists between girls and boys in regards to who continues on to go to high school from primary school in Tanzania.