Conflict Management and Pupil Performance in Primary Schools A case Study of Kabarnet Division Baringo District in Kenya

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION .......................................................................................................... i

APPROVAL ................................................................................................................ i

DEDICATION ............................................................................................................. ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ......................................................................................... iii

TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................ iv

LIST OF TABLES .................................................................................................... vii

LIST OF FIGURES .................................................................................. VIII

ABSTRACT ............................................................................................................... ix

CHAPTER ONE ......................................................................................................... 1

INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................ 1

1.1 Background to the study ................................................................................................. 1

1.2 Statement of the problem ................................................................................................ 2

1.3 Purpose of the study/ general objectives ..................................................................... 3

1.4 Specific objectives ............................................................................................................ 3

1.5 Research Questions ........................................................................................................ 3

1.6 Scope of the study ........................................................................................................... 3

1.7 Significance of the study ................................................................................................. 4

CHAPTER TWO ......................................................................................................... 5

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE ...................................................................... 5

2.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 5

2.1 Kenya's Decentralization Policy, the local Government Structure and Education

Service Delivery ...................................................................................................................... 5

IV

2.1.1 Responsibilities for Education Service Delivery in Kenya. . ......... 6

2.1.2 The Division and the education sector services .............................................. 6

2.2 The Operation of Education services in a Decentralized System ............................ 7

2.2.1 Pupil Participation under a Decentralized Education Sector .............................. 8

CHAPTER THREE ................................................................................................... 11

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ................................................................................ 11

3.0 lntroduction ...................................................................................................................... 11

3.1 Research Design ............................................................................................................ 11

3.2 The study area and study population .......................................................................... 11

3.3 Methods of Data Collection .......................................................................................... 11

3.4 Sampling Procedure ...................................................................................................... 12

3.5 Data Processing, Analysis and Presentation ............................................................. 13

CHAPTER FOUR ..................................................................................................... 14

FINDINGS, DATA PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION .............................. 14

4. 0 lntroduction ..................................................................................................................... 14

4.1 The Effect of school administrative Systems on Pupil Participation in education

services .................................................................................................................................. 14

4.1.1 Knowledge of Pupils on school Conflict management Approaches ................. 14

4.1.2. Make up of School Conflict Management systems ......................................... 17

4.1.3. The Role of Pupils in School Meetings ........................................................... 19

4.1.4. Teaching Staff and the Education Planning Function ..................................... 20

4.1.5. Strengths of the Multi sectoral Planning Process ........................................... 21

4.2 Establishment of the Quality of Services Offered in the division ............................ 22

V

Introduction ........................................................................................ . . ............. 22

4.2.1 Classification of services offered ............................................... . . .................. 23

4.2.1.1 Academic Services ........................................................... . . ................ 23

CHAPTER FIVE ....................................................................................................... 26

SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION ...................................... 26

5.0 lntroduction ...................................................................................................................... 26

5.1 Summary of Findings ..................................................................................................... 26

5.2 Recommendations ......................................................................................................... 27

5.3 Building Systems that Promote Democratic Participation ....................................... 28

5.3.1 Review Composition of Lower level conflict Management Systems ................ 28

5.3.2 Pupil Meetings ................................................................................................. 29

REFERENCES ......................................................................................................... 30

APPENDIX A: QUESTIONNAIRE ........................................................................... 32  

ABSTRACT The study was mainly set out to analyze the impact of Conflicts on academic performance in primary schools. It was mainly a field suNey of a sample division in Kabarnet division Baringo District. The main objectives of the study were to identify the effects of Conflicts on pupil participation, to assess the quality of seNice delivered under a decentralized frame work, and to establish the impact of pupil participation on academic performance. The researcher set to carry out the study, basing on the fact that most poor performance in schools is as a result of conditions that could otherwise be preventable through a proper Conflict management. This would be reduced through meaningful pupil participation and the belief was that focused and informed Conflicts management in schools would offer an environment for improved academic performance. A number of research instruments were used in the study; ranging from questionnaires, inteNiews and obseNation and review of related literature. The specific objectives included identifying the role of the school Conflicts management systems on pupil participation. The establishment of the impact of pupil participation in the delivery o f education seNices on primary school pupils. The quality of school seNices was measured against their accessibility, affordability, availability to the population and the level of pupil awareness of the seNice. The major findings of the study are that, though school Conflicts offered the opportunities for pupil participation, the pupil is still not fully involved. This is partly due to pupil ignorance of the operational school Conflicts systems and school seNices offered poor information flow; plus the domination of lower level school Conflict management systems by District level representatives. These challenges demand strengthening primary school seNices, to ensure that there is adequate capacity and capability to respond to education and social needs. Thus, attention should be drawn to processes that involve pupil participation but with special attention to vulnerable groups especially, the disabled and the orphaned children. Consequently, it is critical to re- examine policy at the national level so as to align it with overall population educational welfare. It means creating and functionalizing a mechanism where primary school activities in other sectors re-enforce each other.

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Frontiers, E. & KANDIE, S (2022). Conflict Management and Pupil Performance in Primary Schools A case Study of Kabarnet Division Baringo District in Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/conflict-management-and-pupil-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-kabarnet-division-baringo-district-in-kenya

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Frontiers, Edu, and SUSAN KANDIE "Conflict Management and Pupil Performance in Primary Schools A case Study of Kabarnet Division Baringo District in Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/conflict-management-and-pupil-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-kabarnet-division-baringo-district-in-kenya. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and SUSAN KANDIE . "Conflict Management and Pupil Performance in Primary Schools A case Study of Kabarnet Division Baringo District in Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/conflict-management-and-pupil-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-kabarnet-division-baringo-district-in-kenya >.

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Frontiers, Edu and KANDIE, SUSAN . "Conflict Management and Pupil Performance in Primary Schools A case Study of Kabarnet Division Baringo District in Kenya" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/conflict-management-and-pupil-performance-in-primary-schools-a-case-study-of-kabarnet-division-baringo-district-in-kenya