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The Study Of Factors Affecting Grade X Students’ Learning Outcomes In History Education

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The purpose of this study was to examine the factors affecting the learning of grade ten students’ history. The study sample consisted of 165 students and 18 teachers from four secondary schools under Paro Dzongkhag. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected and analysed. Questionnaire on a 5-point Likert scale was used for the quantitative data collection and focus group interviews were used for the qualitative data collection. Quantitative data analysis was done using mean scores and standard deviation. The content of the focus group interviews was transcribed and thematic analysis was conducted on the transcript. The results of the study revealed that the learning of history in grade ten students were affected most by the school related factors such as curriculum, teachers, teaching techniques and resources. Non-school factors like students’ attitude, and parental support had very less effect in learning history by grade ten students.