Why are Boys Dropping Out of School in Kiribati? A Snap-Shot Study

Kiribati Education Improvement Program Phase III

This factsheet identifies factors the factors that encourage and discourage boys from staying in school.

‘Push’ factors include: • Embarrassment of shame.
• Family issues.
• School punishment.
• Culture norms and practices.
• Peer pressure and personal issues.
• A desire by some boys to make money.
• Limited accessibility.

‘Pull’ factors include:
• Opportunities to participate in fun activities.
• Family support.
• Encouragement from friends.
• Positive teacher attitudes.
• Proactive classroom management.
• Community outreach and follow up on non-attendees.
• Nutrition interventions.
• Instilling long-term visions to motivate attendance

Research Type(s)
Report – Not peer reviewed
Submitted by Toksave
March 23, 2021
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