Research Papers/Topics in Curriculum Studies

Teachers’ Perceptions On The Influence Of Selected Teacher Factors On Pupils’ Academic Performance In Public Primary Schools In Keiyo South Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACTTeachers are central to pupils‟ success in primary schools and teacher quality forms a significant factor in predicting learning in schools. Over the past seven years (2008-2014), pupils‟ performance in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) has been average. The study was informed by the fact that inadequate studies have been conducted to investigate the influence of selected teacher factors on academic performance of pupils in public primary schools in Keiyo South Sub...

Effects Of Computer-assisted Language Learning On Secondary School Students’ Achievement, Motivation And Gender In English Pronunciation In Gucha Sub-county, Kenya

Learning correct pronunciation of words is essential for effective communication in any language. However, this has been a big challenge to most learners of English as a Second Language. Perhaps it is the teaching methods used by instructors or the phonological difference between English and other L1 languages that is responsible for this problem. This study investigated the effects of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) on secondary school learners’ achievem...

Teachers’ Perceptions On The Influence Of Selected Factors On Provision Of Pre-school Education In Public Schools In Koibatek Sub-county, Kenya

Early childhood is a stage of human development between birth and eight years of age. Statistics in Koibatek Sub-County Directors’ Office reveal that less than 30% of school going children accessed pre-school education in the past seven years in the Sub-County. This study examined parental income, parental perceptions and school learning environment influencing provision of pre-school education as perceived by teachers in Koibatek Sub-County. The research was guided by the following ob...

Effect Of Smasse In-Service Education And Training On Biology Teachers’ Pedagogical Skills And Attitudes Towards Teaching Biology In Rachuonyo South District, Homabay County

ABSTRACTSMASSE in-service education and training is a programme for mathematics and science teachers in secondary schools piloted in Kenya from 1999 to 2003 and rolled out nationally in 2004. It was conceived as an intervention to reduce the effects of factors that were perceived to be contributing to poor performance in mathematics and science, key of which are poor pedagogical skills and negative attitudes of teachers. However, its effect on these aspects had not been evaluated in Rachuonyo...

Teacher Factors Influencing The Implementation Of Tusome Program In Lower Primary Public Schools In Mvita Sub County, Mombasa

ABSTRACT Quality education plays a major role in promoting economic growth, enhancing democracy and good governance. Though access to education has improved worldwide, an estimated 250 million learners of primary school age lacking basic reading, writing and numeracy skills whether in school or not. The Annual Learning Assessment (ALA) carried out in Kenya in February in 2012 by Uwezo revealed that majority of class 8 pupils could neither pass English nor Kiswahili reading tests set at ...

An investigation into the teachers’ attitudes towards the performance of the girl child in upper primary grades in Gokwe South District

ABSTRACTThe research was set up to investigate teacher’s attitudes towards the performance of girls in upper primary grades in Gokwe South District in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe. The research was as a result of seeing the plight of many girls who are performing poorly in academics. The poor performance of girls affect their secondary enrolment and also affect their opportunity in the job market. The research design employed was the descriptive survey and this&nbsp...

An investigation into the effects of the abolishment of corporal punishment on learner behaviour in schools: A case of Epworth- Mabvuku-Tafara District, Harare Metropoilitan Province.

ABSTRACTThe project was carried out recently for the purposes of investigating into the effects of the abolishmentof corporal punishment on learner behaviour in schools in Epworth, Mabvuku-Tafara District in HarareMetropolitan Province. The researcher confined the study to six schools due to limited time andfinancial constraints as well as to make it workable. In the process of carrying out this research, theresearcher succeeded in getting the effects into the abolishment of corporal punishme...

Challenges associated with implementation of inclusive education in Early Childhood Education classrooms: The case of Tategulu primary school

AbstractThis study was carried out at Tategulu Primary school in Cowdray Park clusterunder Reigate district with the aim of finding out the challenges associated with theimplementation of inclusive education in ECE classrooms. The researcher used acase study design. Interviews and observations were used to gather data. Thetarget population comprised of teachers and parents at Tategulu Primary school.However a sample of 10 participants was randomly chosen comprising of 5teachers and 5 parents....

Morality Through The Philosophy For Children (P4c) Blended With The Unhu/Ubuntu Philosophy In Contemporary Zimbabwean Education: A Case Of Zimbabwe’s Mberengwa District

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted in Mberengwa district as a qualitative case study at Vanguard primary school. The purpose of the study was to examine how “Morality through the philosophy for children (p4c) blended with the Unhu / Ubuntu philosophy can be enhanced in contemporary Zimbabwean education: A case of Zimbabwe’s Mberengwa District”. In this study the central argument is that Unhu/Ubuntu should be made the guiding philosophy in the Zimbabwean education curriculum so as to restor...

Exploring Teachers’ And Community’s Strategies Of Empowering Pupils On The Importance Of Educational Advancement: A Case Study Of Mabvuku-Tafara Educational Cluster In Epworth, Mabvuku-Tafara

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to explore teachers’ and community’s strategies of empowering pupils on the importance of educational advancement. Data was collected in Mabvuku-Tafara educational cluster in Epworth, Mabvuku- Tafara district in Harare Metropolitan province. The researcher employed a qualitative research design. Data was gathered through the use of questionnaires from teachers, interviews for School Heads and drop outs and the focus group discussion for pupi...

School-Relatedfactorsinfluencing Effective Implementation Of Primary School Curriculum In Nguu Division, Makueni County, Kenya

ABSTRACTSchools play critical roles in the implementation of primary school curriculum.However, syllabus coverage and pupils’ academic performance has been dismal. Thepurpose of this study was to investigate school-related factors influencing effectiveimplementation of primary school curriculum in Nguu Division, Makueni County,Kenya. The study objectives sought to; investigate the influence of schools’ staffinglevels; schools’ provision of instructional resources; schools’ provision o...

Influence Of Free Primary Education On Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education Performance In Kitise Division, Kathonzweni Sub-County, Makueni

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of Free Primary Education (FPE) on Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) performance in Kitise Division, Kathonzweni Sub-County, Makueni County. Four research objectives were formulated: to assess the influence of pupils‟ enrollment on KCPE performance; determine the influence of quality of teaching on pupils‟ KCPE performance; establish the influence of teaching learning resources on KCPE performance and lastly in...

Relationship Between Instructional Supervisor’s Attributes And Students’ Academic Performance In Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education In Public Schools In Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe education system in Kenya is examination oriented and its quality is seen in terms ofthe number of students passing national examinations. The issue of poor academicperformance in examinations signifies a critical impediment in any country sinceeducation is a major contribution to economic growth. The purpose of this study was toinvestigate the relationship between instructional supervisor’s attributes and students’academic performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary School ...

Headteachers’ Supervisory Role Influence On Pupils Academic Achievements In Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education: Murang’a County

ABSTRACTMurang’a County of Kenya has been performing poorly in National Examinations for four years running as indicated in the background of the study. The purpose of this study therefore was to establish whether head teachers’ supervisory role has influence on pupils’ academic achievement in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in Murang’a County. The study was guided by the following objectives; to investigate the extent to which the head teacher’s supervisory role of building ...

Factors Influencing Teacher Participation In Integration Of Ict In Teaching And Learning In Public Secondary Schools In Machakos Sub-County.

ABSTRACTThis study was set to investigate the factors influencing teachers‟ participation in the integration of ICT in teaching and learning in public secondary schools in Machakos Sub County. The study was guided by four objectives and two hypotheses which include; establishing the relationship between teacher competency in the integration of ICT in teaching and learning; to assess the extent to which teachers apply computer skills in teaching and learning; to determine the influence of th...


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