Challenges of the rural community to the Agriculture teacher

Challenges of the rural community to the Agriculture teacher

Teachers often neglect rural communities in favor of urban areas. But teachers are in greater demand in these rural schools than in any other place. The rural schools and community may present some challenges to the teacher, but there are several lengths of rural schools and communities that people overlook.
Challenges of the rural community to the Agriculture teacher

Geographical isolation
Rural areas are geographically situated far from main urban areas and cities and accessibility to these areas is not always easy due to rocky, sandy, and bushy areas which make transportation difficult.

Lack of social interaction
Entertainment, recreational services, and sporting facilities are limited in rural communities, resulting in restrictions on social interaction and on opportunities to realize the potential in different spheres of human existence such as sports achievements. As rural environments are often severely impoverished and are associated with an aging population, unemployment, and low quality of life, many teachers particularly those from urban backgrounds are faced with challenges regarding recreation and socializing, which adds to their job dissatisfaction. The lack of opportunities to meet new friends and to socialize hampers teachers’ quality of life in rural areas.

Harsh living conditions
In the absence of a high level of education, life in rural areas is therefore related to experiencing harsh living conditions manifested by poverty, as a lack of resources with which to acquire a set of basic goods and services are limited. The provision of education is hampered by a lack of resources, which affects factors such as student attendance and teacher motivation.

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Limited academic support from parents

Most parents in rural areas have achieved very low levels of literacy and this affects their understanding of education and the roles they must play in their children’s education. Because of the low illiteracy, they have less ability to provide educational support for their children, as they are uncomfortable discussing school work with children and assist them academically due to their lack of knowledge and understanding of what students do in the school.

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