Research Papers/Topics in Curriculum And Policy Studies

Effectiveness Of Headteachers’ Instructional Supervision And Academic Achievement: A Case Of Secondary Schools In Bureti District, Kenya.

The researcher was prompted to carry out this study because of the concerns raised by educationists, parents, teachers and other lay people over the persistent poor performance in K.C.S.E. examinations, particularly in Bureti District secondary schools. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of secondary school   headteachers instructional supervision on academic achievements in secondary schools since academic success or failure of the school ...

Impact Of Learning Resources On Performance In Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education: A Case Of Nyamira District, Nyamira County.

Primary Education is the foundation for literacy and the acquisition of basic skills, social attitudes and values that make life important in society. Although some studies have shown that facilities and teaching/learning resources and teacher ratios are contributing factors for educational performances in primary schools, the impact of learning resources on performance remains unclear. The purpose of this study was therefore, to investigate the influence of learning resources on perfor...

Application Of Ict In Service Delivery In Public Universities In Kenya. A Case Of Kenyatta University, Kenya

Information Technology (IT) is said to be the technology of 21st century. There has been a huge growth in the field of information technology.  Traditionally IT was used only to provide the back office support to organizations. Nowadays it plays a strategic role in organizations supporting many business functions and also shapes new strategies in organizations. The IT field has also been introduced in the field of governance called “EGovernance”. This IT based E- governance ha...

Effectiveness Of The Bursary Fund In Enhancing Equity In Secondary Education: A Study Of Secondary Education Bursary Fund (Sebf) In Kitui County, Kenya

The purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of secondary education bursary fund in enhancing equity in its allocation in secondary schools among the poor and vulnerable groups in Migwani district. The objectives of the study were to: establish the structures put in place to ensure equitable distribution of the bursary fund according to laid down criteria and procedures by the ministry of education in Migwani district, establish the number of students who have benefited and ...

Time Management Behaviour Among Secondary School Personnel. A Case Of Kinango District, Coast Province

Time is a key intangible resource in the school.  The limitation of a definite amount of time is identified by many principals and teachers as one of the most serious constraints they face in attempting to meet the challenges presented by the managerial arena.  Clear job specifications for staff, negotiated through sympathetic and reciprocal process of appraisal, which relate to the aims and objectives of the school and priorities, identified can be useful instruments in achi...

Factors Influencing Choice Of Physics In Public Secondary Schools In Kangundo District, Machakos County

The importance of physics as a basis for technology is obvious although the number of students taking physics as their choice in secondary school is declining. This study sought to determine the factors influencing the choice of physics in public secondary schools in Kangundo district. The study was guided by the following objectives: i) To determine the student factors that influence enrolment in Physics. ii) To establish the influence of Physics teachers in the students‟ choice of P...

Influence Of Head Teachers’ Leadership Practices On Teachers’ Job Satisfaction In Nakuru And Nairobi Catholic Private Primary Schools, Kenya

High quality teaching staff is the cornerstone of a successful educational system. To attract and retain quality teaching staff, sessional papers 12 of 2012 and 14 of 2012 urged head teachers to establish strategies for ensuring high teacher job satisfaction in schools. In Catholic private schools, research has raised concern over low teacher job satisfaction levels resulting to high teacher turnover rates of between 15% and 25% annually. This research aimed at establ...

Adequacy Of Subsidized Day Secondary Education Funds In Nyandarua County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The rationale of this research study was to evaluate the success of financing of subsidized day secondary school education in Nyandarua County. The research aimed at realizing the following objectives: to assess the adequacy of funds for infrastructure, teaching/learning resources, tuition and operations; to establish the timeliness of disbursement of FSE funds .The study was based on Dixon`s(1991),Systems Theory. In this study the, descriptive survey design was employed to co...

Professional Development Of Teachers In Relation To The Administration Of Head Teachers In Public Primary Schools In Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya

In many countries, the role and functioning of schools are changing and so is what is expected of teachers in relation to Professional Development. This is in fact seen in the innovations and researches done globally in the changing world. The purpose of this study was to critically assess the Professional Development of teachers in relation to the administration of Head teachers in public primary schools in Trans- Nzoia County. The County has been facing mass exodus of teacher to ot...

Factors Influencing Girl-child Participation In Secondary Education In Nyahururu Division, Laikipia District

The main problem of this study is that despite the crucial role that education plays in human development, the girl child‟s participation in secondary education is lower than that boy in Nyahururu Division of Laikipia District. The transitional rate for girls is 48.5% while that of boys is 51.5%. Factors leading to this problem have not been adequately explored. The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors influencing girl child‟s participation in secondary&...

Factors Affecting The Use Of Information And Communication Technology In Teaching And Learning In Secondary Schools In Kangema- Murang’a County

We are living in the digital age and hardly any aspect of human endeavour can be effectively carried on without Information communication technologies (ICTs) including education. ICTs are now at the center of education reform in line with the technological development of the 21st century. ICT-supported education can promote the acquisition of the knowledge and skills that will empower students for lifelong learning. Although schools have had computers for almost two d...

Challenges In Teaching And Learning Of Learners With Hearing Impairment In An Integrated Education Programme In Public Primary Schools In Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Including children with hearing impairment in mainstream schools has generated a lot of debate across the globe with many campaigning for the rights of these children to be educated separately in special schools in which they can access information through sign Language. Pupils with hearing impairment have been found to lag behind in academics as compared to the visually and physically impaired on account of their problems in communication, socialization, curriculum adaptation,...

Effects Of School Based Instructional Supervision On Teacher Performance In Secondary Schools In Mombasa County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The origin of supervision goes back to the year 1910 when a director of education was appointed for the Kenyan protectorate. The director had legal duties of organizing, supervision and inspection of protectorate schools. In 1964, the Ominde commission recommended careful selection of education supervisors. In 2002, school inspectorate department changed to quality assurance and standards and principals of schools were also empowered to do instruction supervision in their schoo...

Influence Of Prison Education On Recidivism In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Prisoners re-entry into the society has emerged as a lens through which to view the numerous issues related to the process of prisoner incarceration, release and subsequent failure or success on the outside world. There is, therefore, need to look into the influence prison education has on recidivism, with the aim of improving the quality of education for inmates in terms of physical facilities, manpower requirements and funding. The objectives of the study were: to establish t...

Impact Of Church Sponsorship On The Management Of Secondary Schools In Thika West And Gatundu North Districts In Kiambu County

This research attempted to study and investigate the impact of church sponsorship on the management of secondary schools in the larger Thika District covering the current Thika West, and Gatundu North Districts. The study examined historical foundation of Western Education in the said region and the factors that influenced the development, the role of missionaries in relation to organization, management of schools, financial and physical support and the nature of miss...


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