Research Papers/Topics in Adult Education

Knowledge Sharing and Reflective Practice Among ESP Instructors of Allied Medical Sciences

AbstractKnowledge  sharing  and  reflective  thinking  are  two  key  issues  in  any educational  system.  The  present  study  examined  the  willingness  of  instructors  of English  for  the  students  of  allied  medical  sciences  to  share  knowledge  and  think reflectively and  investigated their  relu...

The Role Of Volta Rural Water Supply And Sanitation Project In Promoting Health And Hygiene Education In The Rural Areas Of The Volta Region

ABSTRACTThe Volta Region is faced with many health hazards that are brought about by the absence of safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, and an effective health education mechanism.This study aims at finding out the contributions of the Volta Rural Water Supply and Sanitation project to the promotion of health and hygiene education in the rural areas of the region.The study found out that in the area of community health, the project has made a significant impact on the people so f...

The Inhibitors to Information Seeking Behavior of Nursing Students in General English and ESP Courses from University Instructors’ Perspective: A Case Study

Introduction: Investigating the information seeking behavior of nursing students in General  English  and  ESP  courses  is  of  great  importance  since  various  factors  may impact the students’ information seeking behavior. As such, the present study sought the inhibitors to the information seeking behavior of students of nursing in  general English and ESP courses. Methods : The  study  is  a  qualitative  research  that  adopted  a  conventional  content a...

Collaborative Climate and Knowledge Sharing among ESP Teachers: A Mixed Method Study

Research on teacher collaboration emphasizes the key role of collaborative culture for teachers’ functioning;  however,  there  is  little  empirical  evidence  to  investigate  its  relationship  with knowledge  sharing  among  university  ESP  teachers.  In  the  present  study,  the  relationship between EFL teachers’ collaborative climate and knowledge sharing w...

From Knowledge Sharing to Reflective Thinking: Using Focus Group to Promote EFL Teachers’ Reflectivity

AbstractEducational research literature has underscored the key role of collaboration and interaction among teachers. As such, the present study, as its main objective, sought whether knowledge sharing in a reflective focus group improved English as a foreign language (EFL) student teachers’ reflective practice. In addition, it explored the benefits and challenges to knowledge sharing in a reflective focus group. To this end, a survey of reflective practice, and a semi-structured intervi...

The Effect Of Poverty And Attitude On Secondary School Education; The Case Of Othaya Divisionnyeri District Central Province Kenya

The research was principally descriptive involving both qualitative and quantitative techniques of data analysis. Stratified random sampling techniques were also used to select respondents for the study and total of130 respondents participated in the study. The main instruments for data collection were questionnaires, focused group discussions and faceto-face interviews were conducted. Data collected using questionnaires and a structured interview guide was analyzed using frequency counts...

The Role Of Religion In The Maintaining Of Society Norms And Values.A Case Study Of Lari Division In Kiambu District, Kenya

A descriptive and qualitative study was carried out about roles of religion in socializing the people. It sought to establish the roles played by religion in society. The study area was Lari Division in Kiambu, Kenya. The following objectives guided the study, to establish the extent to which religion has provided psychological support to the individuals; to find out how religion has created peace and stability in society; to find out how religion has helped to maintain society norms an...

Factors Contributing To The Dropout Of Girls In Primary Schools In Boro Division Siaya District

ABSTRACTThe study focused on some basic factors contributing to the dropoutof girls in primary schools of Boro division, Siaya district. It wasacross sectional survey which involved head teachers and teachers asrespondents. Data was collected using questionnaires and interviewsplus observation.The findings revealed that poverty, limited community mobilization,cultural factors, institutional factors and political factors contribute togirls dropout.There is need to adopt alternative stra...

Single Parenting And Its Influence On The Academic Acidevement Of Cidldren In The Selected Pr~Aryschoolsofnakuru District Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the academic performance of children living with single parents in Marigat Zone in Nakuru district, located in the Eastern side of Kenya. Specific Objectives of the study were: (1) To investigate the relationship between children living with single parents and poor performance, (2) Investigate the relationship between children living with single parents and emotional stress, (3) Investigate the relationship between children livin...

Teacher Motivation And How It Affects The Academic Performance Of Students In Kesses Division, Wareng District Kenya Of Uganda

ABSTRACT The study investigated the teacher motivation and how they affect the performance of students in Kesses Division Wareng district of Kenya. The objectives of the study were to investigate whether teacher transfer affects academic performance of students; determine whether teacher promotion affects the academic performance of students; determine whether increase of teacher's salary affects the academic performance of students. The methods used for data collection were questionna...

Factors Leading To The Poor Performance In Chemistry In Selected Secondary Schools Of Oyani Division, Uriri District Kenya

ABSTRACT The major purpose of the study was to determine Gender chemistry concepts' perception and its effects on academic performance of students in selected Secondary schools of Oyani Division, Uriri District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between girl's attitude and performance in chemistry, Investigate the relationship between teachers' attitudes and girls' performance in chemistry, Determine the relationship between the curriculum a...

Social economic factors and academic peerformance of form four students in st. Annes kiboko secondary school makueni district kenya

ABSTRACT In summary my research was investigating how social economic factors, positively or negatively affect academic performance. The research was carried out in Makueni District Kenya between the month of January ( 2007) to March 2007. My respondents were form four students of St. Annes Kiboko secondary school. Other researchers have also researched on relationship between social economic factors and academic performance. This is what made me to decide to find out whether this was...

Impact Of High Drop-Out Rate Among Girls In Secondary Schools In Kasipul Division Rachuonyo District Kenya

Table of ContentsPageTittle Page ..........................................................................................•.......... iDeclaration ............................................................................................ .iiDedication ............................................................................................. .iiiAcknowledgements ................................................................................. .ivTable of Contents .........................

Reasons For Poor Performance Of Girls In Science In Primary Schools In Nyanza Province: A Case Study Of Bolo Zone, West Nyakach Division, Nyakach District

Abstract This research was about reasons for poor performance of girts in science in primary schools. This study was guided by three objectives; to identify reasons for poor performance, to suggest measures to improve the performance of pupils, to find out pupils attitude towards science. The study was descriptive were purposive sampling was used to select the population. Using this sampling technique, 40 respondents were chosen to represent the whole population o...

The Academic Performance Of Girl Child In Primary Schools In Eldoret West District, Soy Division, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe study looked at assessing the performance of girl child education in selected primaryschools in Eldoret west district, Kenya.There are direct and opportunity costs of education which has strong negative effects onfemale educational opportunities. The purpose of this study was to assess the factorsinfluencing performance of girl child education in relation to access, participation andcompletion rates in Eldoret west district.The study sought to bring out the current state of k...


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