Research Papers/Topics in Basic Education

Causes of Grade 12 Teacher Absenteeism in the Rundu Circuit, Kavango East Region

ABSTRACT This study was done in Rundu circuit to understand the problems caused by the grade 12 teacher’s absenteeism.  This study was a qualitative research, and case study, which required concentrated examination of the problems caused by teacher’s absenteeism. The researcher used open-ended questionnaires for teachers plus senior education officers previously called subject advisors, interviews for principals and interviews for teachers. It made use 10 out of a total o...

The Untold Stories of the Bullies: The Other Side of the Coin

NAME            :           JOHN B. VISILLASTITLE            :           UNTOLD STORIES OF THE BULLIES: THE OTHER SIDE                            ...

Family Background Factors And Academic Performance Of Students In Kasipul Division Rachuonyo District Kenya

AbstractPoor academic performance has generated concern among teachers, parents, guardians and the public at large. It is looked at as a vital issue because good academic performance is associated with a bright future. In Kasipul division the academic performance, of children has persistently been poor, students have been getting very low grades for the last five years. The blame has been put on a number of factors like teachers, the poor facilities in secondary s chools; however, the p...

Gender Ckdmistry Concepts Perception And Its Effects On Students Academic Performance In Selected Secondary Schools Of Ndundu Division, Gatundu District Kenya

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 Ndundu Division, Gatundu 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 curriculurn and pe...

The Effects Of Learning Materials On Performance Of Children In Primary Schools: A Case Study Of Bubandi Sub-County Bundibugyo District

The study investigated the effects of learning materials on performance in schools. The study was guided by specific objectives that included; determining different kinds of learning materials, to identify the effects of learning materials on performance and to assess the relationship between learning materials and performance in schools.The research consists of five chapters. Chapter one with introduction, chapter two consists of the related literature, chapter three consists of the me...

Survival Of The Farmer By Morning Vending In Kampala Central Bussiness District

ABSTRACT This study explored the survival of the farmer by morning vending in Kampala CBD. This was after the realisation that liberalisation and rapid urbanisation of Kampala City have lefi tens of thousands of the city residents in squalid conditions where abject and absolute poverty rule. The study specifically sought to achieve the following objectives: to explore the basis for the growth of morning vending in Kampala CBD; to examine the effects of morning vending on the economy of ...

The Phenomenon Of Child Abuse And Factors Leading To Increased Physical Child Abuse: A Case Study Of Soy Division, Kapyemit Village, In Eldoret Municipality Rift V Alleypronvice -Kenya

ABSTRACTThe study sought to determine the phenomenon of child abuse and factors leading to increasedphysical child abuse in SOY division Kapyemit village as a case study. The study was targetedto children of Uasin Gishu secondary, Central, Secondary, Kapaos .Secondary School and 64.Seco. ndary schools. Quantitative research design was employed and purposive sampling was .also employed. Head teachers and teachers provided .Secondary data. It was found out that therewas overwhelming child ...

Attitudes Of Pupils Towards Mathematics Among Schools In Nansana Town Council Wakiso District, Uganda

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the attitudes of pupils towards mathematics in Nansana town council primary schools in Wakiso District. The study was to find the teachers use of appropriate methods of teaching mathematics, attitudes of pupils and teachers towards mathematics and the relationship between pupil's attitudes towards mathematics and their performance in mathematics. Approximately 50 pupils from five different sampled selected primary schools were selected ...

Extent To Which Guidance And Counseling Manages Student Discipline In Secondary Schools In Kirinyaga West Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACTGuidance and counseling plays a very important role in discipline management. Discipline motivates students to do what is right for the right reason. The purpose of this study was to find out extent to which guidance and counseling manages student discipline in secondary schools in Kirinyaga West Sub-County, Kirinyaga County, Kenya. The objectives of the study were to establish the status of guidance and counseling programs in secondary schools, to find out common forms of discipline ...

Examine Factors Influencing Formulation Of Strategic Plans In Public Secondary Schools In Kirinyaga County, Kenya

ABSTRACT A strategic plan is a management tool for organizing the present for the purpose of projections of the desired future. While strategic planning has been emphasized in many organizations, not much attention has been given to school strategic planning. Yet, school management is a complex process that requires committed, visionary leaders and managers. As a result of poor planning, most schools fail to achieve their goals and objectives, and this is reflected in poor academic performanc...

Perceptions Towards The Indisciplined Students In Public Secondary Schools: A Case Of Kinondoni Municipality In Tanzania

Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate insights of teachers towards indisciplined students and the academic performance of students. The study employed phenomenological research design to collect and analyse data. Semistructured interviews were conducted with three categories of respondents: heads of schools, discipline masters and teachers of public secondary schools. Twelve informants were purposively selected from a number of schools. The findings of the study reve...

E-Readiness For Integration Of E-Learning In Public Secondary Schools In Taita Taveta County, Kenya

ABSTRACTRecent developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) haveinfluenced approaches to teaching and learning in schools in the world. Consequently, elearninghas become more and more widespread because of its advantages over theconventional ways of teaching. The Government of Kenya developed a national ICTstrategy for education and training whose objective was to encourage use of ICTs in alleducational institutions. This was aimed at creating an ICT-literate citizenry...

Rural Secondary School Children’s Positioning On Children’s Human Rights: A Case Study Of Gonawapotera Secondary School.

ABSTRACTThis study sought to investigate rural secondary school children’s positioning on children’s human rights: a case study of Gonawapotera Secondary School. Questionnaires and interviews were used as data collecting instruments in the process of gathering data. Eight teachers at Gonawapotera Secondary School, thirty pupils and twenty parents were randomly selected as participants for the study. Data was then presented and analysed thematically. The major findings showed that children...

Roles Of School Management In Handling Career Related Stress Among Teachers In Secondary Schools: A Case Of Selected Secondary Schools In Tarime District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study aimed at establishing the role played by school management in handling career-related stress (HCRS) in secondary schools in Tarime District in Tanzania. The investigation was conducted through mixed research approach to meet the three objectives of the study which were to examine the extent of existing level of career related stress (CRS) among teachers based on their sex, level of education, work experience and general teachers perception, to identify the main m...

Leadership Training For Secondary Schools In Tanzania : A Case Of Dodoma Municipality

ABSTRACT The study sought to analyze leadership training of head teachers in secondary schools in Dodoma Municipality. It used mixed method to collect and analyzed data. Data was collected through observations and interviews conducted with teachers and head teachers. The study adopted a case study research design that gives unitary character of data being studied by inter-relating a variety of facts to a single case. In this regard, data for this study were collected on the independent v...


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