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Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean

An Investigation into Male Perspectives of their Educational Experiences in Trinidad and Tobago

Publication Date: 
June 2012

This study explored male perspectives of their educational experiences in the Trinidad and Tobago school system. It examined key push factors responsible for leading males away from pursuing higher education as well as factors responsible for male underachievement at the post-secondary and tertiary levels. This qualitative study utilized six focus groups comprising 56 participants from private and public post-secondary and tertiary institutions located in largely North-East, Central and South Trinidad. Findings of the study revealed that while most males understood and appreciated the value of higher education, certain factors such as financial constraints, geographical location, curriculum mismatch, peer pressure, and academic disenchantment due to lingering negative classroom experiences, served as deterrents to higher education.

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