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.
Aspiration, Out-of-School Youth, Qualitative Research, Education, Case Study, Eastern Samar, Philippines
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Machica, A. I., & Machica, A. A. (2017). Aspirations of the Out-of-School Youth: Barangay Napara-an, Salcedo, Eastern Samar Perspective. The Qualitative Report, 22(13), 3411-3430. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2017.3435