Absenteeism: Its Causes and Effects in Bhutanese Context

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Dhan Singh Tamang


Aims: To understand the reason of absenteeism and its causes and effect in Bhutanese context.

Study Design: Qualitative research design

Place and Duration of study: It was conducted in Wangchu Middle Secondary School, Chhukha Bhutan and it took five years.

Methodology: Data were collected from almost 120 students of classes IX and X including 10 parents and 10 teachers. Data were analyzed using direct content analysis technique. Informal conversation was also arranged for better understanding of the situation of students, teachers and parents.

Findings: The analysis of the data found out more than three areas for reconsideration.

  • The curriculum thinning and proper selection of topics to be done.
  • Basis for selection of teachers for undergoing training, at the first place, in College of Education should be done on attitude and aptitude not on marks obtained.
  • Provide ample avenues for young parents to get enough awareness programs in school which should train them in psychology and values.

Conclusion: This study examined all the perspective put forward by students, teachers and parents. Based on the analysis of the data three measures are suggested for stakeholders. These measures are Proper selection of topics in curriculum and thinning, revamping of selection of teachers and creation of avenues for parents to get awareness programs in schools.

Absenteeism, Bhutanese context, teacher’s, the crux.

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Tamang, D. S. (2020). Absenteeism: Its Causes and Effects in Bhutanese Context. Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, 33(11), 78-92. https://doi.org/10.9734/jesbs/2020/v33i1130274
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