CAPE- UNIT 1
Module 2: Social Institutions-Family, Education and Religion.
Centre number: 100051
Date: May 2011
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This topic was chosen out of curiosity as to which type of school produces the more socially competent (rounded) students and also because it is an interesting topic to investigate. High School is important for the development of a teenager. It is instrumental in moulding teens into respectable citizens, who socialize with other teens and learn the value of hard work, good citizenship and social responsibility. It exposes them to various extra-curricular activities, and helps them to gain exposure to leadership role-modelling at various stages throughout school life as well as their own involvement in leadership. The words “socially competent” or “rounded” means to be complete. The more exposure and responsibilities a teen undertakes adds to and helps in their personal development. The teenager must also excel academically as well as in extra-curricular activities.
From observation it would seem that some schools are more adept at producing socially competent graduates than others. Immaculate appears to be one of those producing schools. Immaculate Conception High School and Kellits High School will be investigated by comparison to determine whether students attending Jamaican Co-educational schools are more socially competent than students attending Same-sex schools. Immaculate Conception High School, a traditional Jamaican High School, was founded in January 1858 by the Franciscan Sisters. It is located at 152 Constant Spring Road. The school obtains high pass rates annually for the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC). Here, students are moulded to become contributing members of their communities and society. Kellits High School is an upgraded non-traditional high school and was founded in 1971. Located in Kellits, Clarendon, it offers many Technical as well as Academic Proficiency Subjects for students to pursue in the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC). Students educated here become respectable citizens such as skilled workers and farmers.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1. Meet the requirements for a Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination Unit One Sociology Award. 2. Obtain data related to the analysis of the hypothesis: “Students attending Jamaican Co-educational schools are more socially competent than students attending Same-sex schools.” OBJECTIVES:
* ascertain the level of competence of students at single-sex schools in Jamaica * ascertain the level of competence of students at co-educational schools in Jamaica * compare these levels of social competence of students in Jamaican Co-educational schools and students from Same-sex schools. * determine whether the data supports the hypothesis that “Students attending Jamaican Co- educational schools are more socially competent than students attending Same-sex schools.” * determine the level of social competence at Immaculate Conception High School versus the level of social competence of students at Kellits High School. * present the data graphically and numerically with the aid of diagrams * analyse data collected with the aid of computers
Multiple methods of data collection can enhance understanding of the phenomena under study. Sample
The Quantitative research approach was used. Twenty questionnaires each were distributed to students attending Immaculate Conception High School and Kellits High School. The questionnaires consisted of twenty questions each, with fifteen closed ended and five open ended questions. There was a 100 percent return rate and simple random sampling was used to select the sampling population.
Data Collection Instrument...