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Title:Juvenile delinquency and the approved school
Author:Onyango, P.P.M.
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Research and Development
Geographic term:Kenya
Subject:juvenile delinquency
Abstract:This paper presents a case study done on juvenile delinquency in one of the approved schools in Kenya. The results show that the majority of the children in this approved school came from intact families although the study did not attempt to measure the quality of these families. The children came from large and poor families and most of them were committed to this school because of stealing and refusing to go to school. It was evident that most children did not like the school. Classroom learning more than any other form of learning provided in the school was preferred and there was a strong desire to continue with formal education after leaving this school. Most children saw this school as a place where needy children could get free education, food, shelter, discipline and not a place where they are supposed to be helped to change their behaviour and learn a trade. Commentary p. 184-185. Notes, ref., tab.