Factors Which Contribute to Students' Persistence: A Study on "Sahabat Anak" Non-Formal School for Marginal Children

Asian Social Work Journal (ASWJ)

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Title Factors Which Contribute to Students' Persistence: A Study on "Sahabat Anak" Non-Formal School for Marginal Children
Creator Ajiningtyasasih, Natalia
Nugroho, Fentiny
Description Generally, the school drop-out rate of marginal children is high. However, some of them have high persistence and can complete their education. This research aims to describe the factors that play a crucial role in forming student persistence and analyze efforts and challenges encountered by Pusat Kegiatan Anak (PKA/Children’s Activity Center) “Sahabat Anak” in maintaining and increasing their students' persistence. This study used a qualitative approach with descriptive research. Data collection techniques employed are in-depth interviews and documentary studies involving four school alumni who have continued their education to formal schools, two teachers, and two education staff of PKA “Sahabat Anak” Non-formal School. This study finds that social support from parents and closest people is a very significant factor in building the persistence of students of  PKA “Sahabat Anak” Non-formal School. The School makes efforts to build children's persistence by conducting quarterly evaluations, parental training, and a home visit. However, influences from the social environment become a big challenge for these efforts. Social workers shall play a key role in addressing these issues.
Publisher Asian Social Work Journal
Date 2020-07-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/137
Source Asian Social Work Journal; Vol 5 No 2 (2020); 17 - 24
Language eng
Relation https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/137/87
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Asian Social Work Journal

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