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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part H (2016)

A critical analysis of child negligence by caregivers on the participation rates on ECDE learners in Kenya

Author(s)
Okello A Zachary and Dr. Ruth Thinguri
Abstract
ECDE level of schooling being the basic foundation in a young one’s education life, caregivers are called upon to be fully responsible, provide and care for the young ones for enhanced participation in learning programmes. It is in regard of this that this study purposely sought to critically analyse the impact of child negligence by caregivers on the participation rates on ECDE learners in Kenya. The study was guided by the following objectives: to investigate the effects of negligence of language development by caregivers on the participation rates on ECDE learners in Kenya, to establish how negligence of emotional development by caregivers contribute to participation rates on ECDE learners in Kenya, to analyse the relationship between negligence of physical development by caregivers and participation rates on ECDE learners in Kenya, to assess the extent to which negligence of moral development by caregivers impact on participation rates on ECDE learners in Kenya. The researcher used qualitative research design in conducting the study targeting such caregivers as parents, teachers and the larger community. The researcher applied the theory of hierarchy of needs by Abraham Maslow (1943). The study established that most parents, teachers and the larger community have in one way or another neglected ECDE children as regards full provision of needs and care which in turn hinders learners’ fuller participation rates and development. The researcher recommended that the caregivers be capacity built, enlightened and empowered on the need and value for full provision of needs and care for the ECDE children so as to enhance their participation rates. The study also called up on the government to devise and enforce viable policy guidelines in earnest to safeguard against child negligence by the concerned caregivers.
Pages: 518-522  |  634 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Okello A Zachary and Dr. Ruth Thinguri. A critical analysis of child negligence by caregivers on the participation rates on ECDE learners in Kenya. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(12): 518-522.
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