Sociological Study of Parents Orientation towards Selection of School for their Children Education

Nouman Khaliq, Abdul Aziz Abdul Aziz, Jaffar Hussain, Nazia Malik

Abstract


Education plays a vital role in shaping socio-economic progress of a country. Value of education in a nation signifies the value of its human resource advancement. Cost on Education is considered as an investment as a human resource improvement. Education structure or private institute structure in Pakistan mushroomed very quickly. Currently the basic requirement is to plan a sociological study of parent’s orientation towards selection of schools for their children’s education in District Faisalabad and also known as the 3rdbiggest (Manchester) city of Pakistan. This study was conducted in rural areas of District Faisalabad. The respondents of the study were parents of the schools children at elementary level. Two rural union councils (UC-70 and UC-73) were selected randomly from Tehsil Faisalabad. Four villages two from each UC i.e. Madonna & Naiwala from UC-70 and Sammy de Jhok & Bhokhe de Jhok from UC-73 were selected randomly.

Thirty (30) parents for each village were selected to making a total of 60 respondents.Multistage sampling technique was used for data collection. Thirty (30) parents for each village were selected to making a total of 60 respondents. The coded data was analyzed through statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Frequency and Percentage was used for data analysis. Interviewing, schedule was prepared in the light of research objectives for data collection. Then a well-structured interview schedule about sociological study of parent’s orientation towards selection of schools for their children’s education was designed for this purpose. A majority of the respondents i.e. (65 %) said that good social environment of schools is the major reason for the selection of Private schools. While (35.0) %,had selected Private schools due to the better quality of education, better basic facilities light, water, toilet, status symbol. It is suggested that basic and health facilities, new system of education should be introduced in Govt, schools.


Keywords


Children’s education; human resource improvement; multistage sampling technique; rural union councils; Socio-economic progress.

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