Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies http://journalajess.com/index.php/AJESS <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="text-align: justify;">Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies</strong><span style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<strong>(ISSN: 2581-6268)</strong></span>&nbsp;aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJESS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of Education and Social sciences. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> SCIENCEDOMAIN international en-US Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies 2581-6268 In or Out: Examining the Drivers of School Dropout among Basic School Pupils in the Wa Municipality, Ghana http://journalajess.com/index.php/AJESS/article/view/30169 <p>The study examined school dropout among pupils in the Wa Municipality, Ghana. The study adopted a cross-sectional study design to ascertain the pattern and the factors accounting for school dropout among pupils at the basic level. The study population consisted of all pupils in the basic schools within the municipality. Using a quantitative approach, 121 pupils were selected for the study using multi process sampling procedure. Questionnaires were used to generate the information from the pupils. Descriptive statistics (simple percentages and frequency tables) and logistics regression&nbsp; model was employed to determine the factors accounting for school dropout using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) as the data analytical tool. The study discovered that the factors responsible for pupils’ school dropout were multi-facets to include environmental and non-environmental schools factors. The study also revealed that school dropout was very prevalent among girls, over aged pupils, pupils with single parent and pupils whose parents or caregivers are farmers or traders. The study recommends a comprehensive and integrated educational policy including parliamentary enactments for the education sector so as to improve and sustain enrolment and retention.</p> Andrews Perprem Gordon Yenglier Yiridomoh ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-01-17 2020-01-17 1 15 10.9734/ajess/2020/v6i230169 Policymaking with Sen and Ambedkar - Case of Right to Education in India http://journalajess.com/index.php/AJESS/article/view/30170 <p>Sen and Ambedkar represent different times in history, but they essentially want to tackle the same problems of political economy. On one hand, Ambedkar asserted that a social and economic reform must precede political reform in British India struggling to throw the yoke of colonial rule, on the other hand, in modern India, Sen enunciates how capacity building and capabilities approach to policy making can go a long way in strengthening democracy. As concerted policies in education have failed to deliver owing to the feudal mindset and incremental planning, it is time we look at issues of social justice, especially education, objectively. This paper examines the possible ways in which the thoughts and theories of these stalwarts can shape better public policies. To this end, a comparative study of themes like justice and democracy will be undertaken. Lastly, the paper analyses whether the Right to Education in India is a just policy when looked through the discerning eyes of Sen and Ambedkar.</p> Mamta Viswanath ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-01-22 2020-01-22 16 27 10.9734/ajess/2020/v6i230170 Experiences of Agency Social Work Supervisors in Gaborone http://journalajess.com/index.php/AJESS/article/view/30171 <p>Agency social work supervisors contribute to the learning experience of students during field practicum, but little is known about the knowledge these supervisors have on the expectations of the social work practicum, the challenges they face in supervising students and how they can be supported to provide effective and efficient supervision. A study to identify the supervisory gaps, problems, and inadequacies in social work fieldwork practicum was conducted in Gaborone to complement the body of knowledge. This qualitative study triangulated the exploratory, explanatory and descriptive research designs to appreciate the supervisors’ experience. The researcher interviewed 20 agency based supervisors in the health settings, Social and Community Development Departments and Non-Governmental Organizations. Huberman and Miles (1994) framework was used to analyze data following the purposive non-probability sampling technique to get data from the respondents. It was established that some agency supervisors lacked supervisory skills and were ineffective to engage diversity in practice. Moreover, they were unable to deliver according to the Department of Social Work (UB) expectations. It was further discovered that there are three other challenges agency supervisors encountered, which are; lack of social work student passion to learn, negative attitude/behavior of students, and short duration of fieldwork. It was recommended that there is need to train agency supervisors to upgrade supervisory skills to maximize the benefits for social work students. The key terms are; supervision, agency, fieldwork, and social work.</p> Kaone Mokgadi Kgosietsile Maripe ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-01-27 2020-01-27 28 40 10.9734/ajess/2020/v6i230171