Broken home(s) come(s) as a result of soiled marriage relationship. In his book “Human Relations”, Carvell (1980) educates that human relations deals with the interactions of people in the wide variety of circumstances and social settings.
The human interactions may be present and rewarding, or they may be frustrating and create conflict. These exchanges can involve parents and children, husbands and wives,young and old, teachers and students, groups or different political or religious persuasions,and their bosses.
From the above reference came the origin and beginning of marriage based on the first coming together of people to form a group, union, association etc there has been a mynad of groups formation which marriage is one. Since then men have been marrying women. The choice of a bride by a groom had been effective and actually done.
Boys having reached young adulthood, most individuals have developed a nuptial system of human relations that works, none or less, in the usual social situations called family.
Marriage which is the core union of two or more people, had come to stay. Parents and guardian have been playing a role of leadership that requires them to maintain both an acceptable level of sociability with their children and acceptable standards of marriage or family existence.
This makes it necessary to establish a family, from the view point if parents-in-laws, who have the responsibility for leading their son and daughter to integrate into a family situation that motruates them (children) to work together productively, cooperatively, and with economic, psychological, and social satisfaction.
Ola – michael (2003) in his sociology of education opines that each family has its culture. In some respects, according to him, unlike any other. The socialization process which begins in the home continues in the neighbourhood and in the school. The normal problems of growing up, of personality development, are also made easier or more difficult by the family culture or the elements in it.
1.2 Statement of the problem
As a result of broken homes, children (student) affected are thereby facing a lot of social, economic and psychological problems which hinder them from effective performance from their academic activities. As a result of this, the research work will help us to identify the reasons for these difficulties and suggest a suitable method to adapt for effective and efficient marriage relations.
The study is expected to examine and suggest a possible solution to the following questions.
(i) Do broken homes influence the children’s academic performances be reduced?
(ii) Can broken homes be rejoined as result of marriage counselors/ intervention?
1.5 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The topic ”Reducing the influence of broken homes on children’s academic performance in selected primary schools in owerri using critical thinking” its very significant because it will help us to know the relation of husband and wives in owerri and how broken homes have affected their children’s academic performances. It also intends to enlighten us towards the major courses of broken homes and remedies to reducing, if not erasing, the problem that causes broken homes.
2.0 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
For a meaning understanding of broken homes, there is a need for us to examine the meaning of the term ”Broken homes”. Many attempts have been made to provide a generally acceptable explanation of broken homes. This has been mainly due to the fact that each scholar or socialist advances his own definition based on his ideological affinity or historical allegiance and interaction.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English defines a broken home as a family that no longer lives together because the parents have divorced. This definition extends to broken marriage which is a marriage that has ended because the husband and wife do not live together anymore.
In the family structure, the family is one of the primary groups of society, concerned with face to face relationships. Throughout man history’s, however, and throughout the world both the family and the institution of marriage display a considerable cultural variability. But whatever form such institutions heavy have regard to the fact that the human child is for a longtime dependent for its biological survival upon the adult members of those institutions in general terms, it is sufficient to note here that marriage provides a certain secure frame work for the process of reproduction, and the family affords a medium for primary socialization.
1.2 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The study on the reduction of the influence of broken homes on children’s academic performance in the selected primary schools in owerri, is a study that peeps into the social voice are tagged ”Broken homes”.
Moynihan’s claim that growing up in a fatherless family reduced a child’s chances of educational and economic success was furiously denounced when the report appeared in 1965, with many critics calling Moynihan a racist. For the next two decades few scholars chose to investigate the effects of father absence, lest they too be demonized if their findings supported Moynihan’s argument. Fortunately, America’s best-known black sociologist, William Julius Wilson, broke this taboo in 1987, providing a candid assessment of the black family and its problems in The Truly Disadvantaged. Since then, social scientists have accumulated a lot more evidence on the effects of family structure. This article will offer some educated guesses about what that evidence means.
The purpose of this research is to look at broken homes. It aims at accessing inter and intra relation between marriages in Nigeria.
In essence, the study intends to unfold certain reasons for broken homes and some appropriate and remedies to solve broken of marriage and families to enable the affected children to perform well in their academic activities.
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Muchof the debate about the growing gap between rich and poor inAmerica focuses on the changing job force, the cost of living, andthe tax and regulatory structure that hamstrings businesses andemployees. But analysis of the social science literaturedemonstrates that the root cause of poverty and income disparity islinked undeniably to the presence or absence of marriage. Brokenfamilies earn less and experience lower levels of educationalachievement. Worse, they pass the prospect of meager incomes andfamily instability on to their children, making the effectsintergenerational.
The parents and teachers share the major responsibility for training the children. A child’s behaviour us often a reflection of his home training and emulation of both parents and teachers; hence these adults should be alive to their responsibilities and practice what they preach. The parents teachers association recommended at the principles’ conference should be strongly developed in every school.
Problem children usually come from homes where discipline is too lax, to permissive or too dictatorial when home discipline is highly rigid and dictatorial, the pupil’s reactions at school may range from apathetic submissiveness to open rebellion, destructiveness and truancy. When home discipline is lax, especially in broke homes or where parental ambition is highly materialistic for money making, the children enjoy too much freedom, get overindulged, disrespectful and often end up as drug addicts and hemp smokers (DUNYAIYE, 1972).
Following raids in Dai Lai village in the rural Thai Binh province (southeast of Hanoi) in October 1967, French journalist Gerard Chaliand witnessed men and women weeping as they swept debris from the floors of destroyed homes and recounted how their neighbors had been burned alive by the fires. Bui Van Nguu, age forty-six, told Chaliand that he had been outdoors making brooms for the cooperative when a bomb exploded in his kitchen, burying his three children. The only thing left of them was mangled limbs, shreds of flesh, and the ear of his eldest daughter which was found in a garden seven yards away. Rescue teams in the village dug out many other children who had been buried alive, burned to shreds, or asphyxiated in the bombing massacre that was one of many in the war. A woman who had lost her parents and six siblings in the bombing of Phy Le told visiting peace activist David Dellinger to “ask your president Johnson if our straw huts were made of steel and concrete” (as LBJ claimed) and to ask him if “our Catholic church that was destroyed was a military target….Tell him that we will continue our life and struggle no matter what future bombings there will be because we know that without independence and freedom, nothing is worthwhile.”