Research Papers/Topics in Curriculum Studies

Effectiveness In Teaching And Learning Of Kiswahili In Primary Teacher Training Colleges In Central Kenya

Quality education is a major concern in all societies today.  Teacher‟s role is to ensure effective teaching and learning takes place. The study looked into effectiveness in teaching and learning of Kiswahili in Primary Teacher Training Colleges. The purpose of the study is to shed light to the educationist on the need of emphasizing on effective teaching and learning of Kiswahili. The study is useful to the educationist in terms of policy making, modification and implementation...

Relationship Between Parental Variables And Career Choices Among Students In Mixed Day Secondary Schools In Kinangop Sub-County; Nyandarua County, Kenya.

Career choice is a vital decision for students but can be a challenging task for many since the activity is influenced by different factors. However, though efforts have been put in Kenyan education system to improve career choice decision making including integrating guidance and counselling in schools career choice has not improved the situation since many students experience difficulties in choosing a career. Despite research pointing out that parent have a role to play in education ...

The Status Of School Feeding Programme And Implication For Access And Retention: A Case Of Primary Schools In Kamukunji District, Nairobi, Kenya.

The role of education in facilitating development across nations is well documented. Equally in disputable is the importance of basic education in society as a whole, as determined by both social and private return from primary education. With the declining enrolment trends in Africa experienced since the 1980s and the continent’s commitment to achieving the Education For All (EFA) goal [Dakar Forum,2000, and Millennium Development Goals (MDGS primary education becomes a crucial issu...

Factors Influencing Academic Performance Of Public Primary Schools In Makuyu Division, Murang’a South District, Kenya

Performance in national examinations is embraced as an indicator of quality in education systems that are examination oriented. Learners who perform well are perceived to have received high quality education. Despite the Government of the Republic of Kenya commitment to provide high quality primary education, pupils‟ academic achievement remains a challenge in the public primary schools in Makuyu Division, Murang‟a South District. The available statistics indicate that the division...

Decisiveness In Career Choices Among Secondary School Students In Kiambu West District-Kiambu County, Kenya

Despite the fact that career development process is life-long, choices made during the secondary school years are particularly important in setting the foundation for future professional choices to students. Selecting a career can be a daunting task for many students, who must balance a) their own personal interests, abilities, talents and dreams with, b) what is available in various accessible universities and tertiary institutions in a rather very dynamic global society, as well a...

Principals Perception Of Factors Contribution To Students Poor Performance In Chemistry In Public Secondary Schools In Wajir County, Kenya

This study sought to assess principals’ perception of factors leading to poor performance in chemistry in Wajir County in the Kenya certificate of secondary education (KCSE). Data available indicates that performance of students in chemistry at KCSE has continued to be poor over the years. The poor performance both at the County and national levels in chemistry persists despite of the pre and  post interventions measures administered by the Government of Kenya through the Min...

Effects Of School Feeding Program On Access And Retention Among School Pupils In Nomadic Families In Wajir District, Kenya

Despite the government introduction of school feeding program in 1980 and free primary education in 2003 in its quest to provide basic education to all school going age children, the access and retention rates in nomadic schools are still very low, compared to other settled communities in Kenya. It was due to this that the researcher set to investigate the influence of school feeding program on access and retention among primary school children in nomadic families in central division o...

Analysis Of Transition Of New Students In Secondary Schools In Bomet District, Bomet County, Kenya

Student‘s ability to cope with the transition to secondary school is dependent on several factors, including personal maturity and coping resources, the nature of the new school environment, and the level of preparation and social support available prior to and during the transition. The researcher‘s main objective of the study therefore was to analyse the effectiveness of induction and orientation programme for new students in public secondary schools in Bomet District. This &...

Implementation Of Quality Services In Early Childhood Educational Institutions: A Case Of Ntimaru Division, Kuria East District

The primary purpose of this study was to establish the level of implementation of Early Childhood Development service Standards in „Educational Institutions as outlined by the government of Kenya sessional paper No. 1 of 2005 on a policy framework on Education, Training and Research in Ntimaru Division of Kuria East district, Migori County. The policy framework developed service standard guidelines that will ensure that quality services are delivered efficiently and effectively at all...

The Implementation Of Integrated Business Studies Curriculum In Secondary Schools: A Case Of Kajiado County

Over the last decade a number of schools have developed integrated business programs. This study aimed to identify this approach to the implementation of Integrated Business Studies curriculum in secondary schools in Kenya. Business Studies had undergone some changes in recent past in an attempt to improve quality of performance.  The 2002 syllabus review was intended to be an improvement of the 1984/85 syllabus introduced during the 8-4-4 system of education.  The innovation ...

Alternative Systems Of Financing Secondary School Education In Baringo District

This study was an investigation into alternative systems of financing secondary education. It sought to establish the current system of financing secondary education and its limitations in Baringo District; it also sought to establish the alternative systems of financing secondary education, their limitations and strategies for their successful implementation. Eight secondary schools constituting 40% were selected to participate in the study. Simple balloting was used to select the samp...

The Influence Of Socio-Cultural And Socio-Economic Factors On Girls’ Access To And Participation In Primary Education In Merti District, Isiolo County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Education is a key to a country‟s development. This is the reason why countries all over the world invest heavily in education. In spite of this committment, low girls‟ access and participation in education remains an obstacle to realizing an ideal equality and universality of primary education in Merti district .The purpose of the study is to investigate the influence of socio-cultural and economic factors on girls‟ access and participation in primary education in Merti ...

Teacher Indiscipline And The Effectiveness Of Disciplinary Measures Employed By Headteachers In Public Secondary Schools In Githunguri, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Discipline is fundamental to productive performance of any school. Schools need both highly disciplined students and staff. However, many studies have tended to focus on the students‘ discipline at the expense of staff discipline, thus leaving out an equally important segment towards the success of the school. The main concern of this study was to establish forms and causes of indiscipline among teaching staff and the approaches used by headteachers in secondary schools to en...

Barriers To Female Leadership And Their Influence On Women Inclusivity In Management Of Public Primary Schools In Makueni County Kenya

ABSTRACT There has been a notable gender gap in leadership and management positions globally, regionally, nationally and locally in Makueni County. This has persisted despite the many years of gender activism worldwide. Any unequal society cannot boast of quality in its education system. Therefore this study sought to assess “Barriers to female leadership and their influence on women‟ inclusivity in management of public primary Schools in Makueni County”. The study was guided by ...

The School Based Factors That Impact Inclusion Of Learners With Physical Disabilities In Public Primary Schools In Kuria East Sub- County Of Migori County- Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to investigate the school based factors that impact inclusion of learners with physical disabilities in public primary schools in Kuria East Sub County, Kenya. This had been dictated by indication suggesting that school factors have had a negative and damaging influence on inclusion of learners with physical disabilities in public primary schools. The study therefore aimed to determine the influence of availability of learning and teaching resources...


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