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Abstract

Aspiration is an ingredient in achieving something in life. It makes or unmakes success. Aspirations differ among the youth. Rural youth aspire for education because through education they can fulfill their dreams in life (Tafere, 2015). The existence of the out-of-school youths, however, along the peripheries of educational institutions in Barangay Napara-an prompted this case study to explore the aspirations of these out-of-school youths of the rural barangay. Eight participants who were not enrolled in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program were selected through the assistance of ALS personnel. Data gathered from the participants through personal interview were compared with the researchers’ notes and observation, theoretical views, and insights offered by other faculty-researchers for a triangulated result of the study. Lack of self-motivation and personal conviction camouflaged by low socio-economic condition comprised the reasons of the out-of-school youths for not achieving their aspirations.

Keywords

Aspiration, Out-of-School Youth, Qualitative Research, Education, Case Study, Eastern Samar, Philippines

Author Bio(s)

Apolonio I. Machica, Jr., a graduate of Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management, is a faculty member and dean of the Graduate School of Eastern Samar State University, Salcedo Campus, Salcedo, Eastern Samar, Philippines. He likewise serves as affiliate faculty of the College of Agriculture and Allied Sciences in the same Campus. His research interests are in both qualitative and quantitative researches in education and social sciences. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: apoloniomachica21@gmail.com.

Agnesia A. Machica, a graduate of Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management, is a faculty member of the College of Agriculture and Allied Sciences of Eastern Samar State University, Salcedo Campus, Salcedo, Eastern Samar, Philippines. Her research interests are in qualitative and quantitative researches in education and social sciences. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: apoloniomachica21@gmail.com.

Publication Date

12-25-2017

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