Research Papers/Topics in Curriculum Studies

Determinants Of Transition Rate Improvement For Girls From Primary Schools To Secondary Schools In Kuria West, Migori County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Transition rate of students from primary school to secondary is very fundamental it is important because Africa has the challenges of low education transition rate from the primary level to secondary school level. The governments operate with huge budgetary deficits which always need to be plugged by way of donors infusing budgetary and development support. This leaves the challenge of financing the girl-child education programmes especially for the post-primary education programmes ...

Implementation Of Life Skills Education In Secondary School In Uriri And Awendo Districts, Migori County Kenya

ABSTRACT There had been a concern over the rising cases of emerging issue like drug and substance, abuse, adolescent pregnancy, abortion, poor performance, truancy, absenteeism, suicide, dropout, HIV and AIDS prevalence among students in secondary schools. This called for the need to investigate or assess the effective implementation of Life Skills Education curriculum in public secondary schools in Uriri and Awendo districts in Migori County. LSE is aimed at equipping the learners with psych...

Status And Challenges Of Guidance And Counselling Programme In Discipline Management In Public Secondary Schools In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Guidance and counselling programmes were introduced in Kenya secondary schools so as to enhance personal, social and academic development of students. The success of these programmes has however remained in doubt with scanty studies done in trying to explain this concept, a matter that this study addressed. The purpose of this study was to examine the status and challenges of the guidance and counselling programme in public secondary schools in Kiambu County. The objectives of the st...

Barriers To The Implemementation Of General Science Curriculum In Secondary Schools In Kangundo District

ABSTRACT There are over 3000 secondary schools in Kenya. They are categorized as National, Provincial and District schools. The Secondary Education Curriculum expects all students to study at least two pure science subjects and pass regardless of the entry behavior and career interest. This has been frustrating for learners that would like to pursue art- related courses and careers and those that are in institutions with poorly equipped laboratories. There are many learners in the Non-formal ...

Implementation Of Geography Curriculum In Public Secondary Schools In Gatundu South District In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to establish the effectiveness of geography curriculum implementation in public secondary schools in Gatundu South District. The study was guided by the following objectives: to find out the extent of Geography teachers involvement in the curriculum development process in public secondary schools in Gatundu South District, to identify the availability and use of teaching and learning resources and the teaching methods used by Geography teachers, to deter...

Management Practices Of Head Teachers And Their Implications On Co-Curricular Activities In Lugari Sub-County,Kakamega County- Kenya

ABSTRACT Co-curricular activities (CCA) have an important role to play in students' life. Students participate in the activities to enhance their learning skills while boosting their self-esteem. Through participation in CCA students can identify their potential talents and utilize them in ways that improve their lifestyle. Headteachers rarely possess any formal school managerial and leadership training since their appointments is usually based on their teaching record instead of their leader...

Effect Of Free Primary Education On Enrollment In Private Schools In Kenya: A Case Of Kiambu Municipality In The County Of Kiambu, Kenya.

ABSTRACT Fees payment in primary schools in Kenya has been highly subsidized since independence culminating in the declaration and implementation of free primary education programs in 2003. As a result, enrolment in public primary schools increased. The enrollment statistics are well documented since they are used as a basis for financing. An enrolment level in schooling institutions is in most cases determined by a variety of both economic and non-economic factors (Psacharapolous & Wood...

Challenges Of Formulating And Implementing School Strategic Plans In Public Secondary Schools In East Wanga Division, Kakamega County- Kenya

ABSTRACT Strategic planning is part of strategic management approach to development adopted by most of the organizations, institutions and governments world over. For effective school administration, principals, Board of governors and parents will find strategic plans helpful in coordinating and directing effort towards common goals since a strategic plan is a line of action designed by the school to achieve desired targets within a given time frame using available resources. The Ministry of ...

Causes Of Poor Performance In Knec Examinations At Selected Tertiary Institutions In Kiambu, Nyeri And Nakuru Counties

ABSTRACT The importance of tertiary education in our socio-economic growth projections cannot be gainsaid. It is the engine for technological growth in any country. Yet most Diploma students specializing in engineering courses fail the final examinations administered by KNEC every year. The purpose of this study was to determine the specific causes of poor performance in our tertiary institutions. A four- year analysis of performance in three Technical colleges was undertaken to highlight the...

Influence Of Capacity Building Heads Of Department On Kcse Performance In Public Secondary Schools In Kericho County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Education is universally recognized as a vital tool in the course of national development. In order to learn new skills, capacity building of teachers is encouraged. The rationale of this study was to investigate the influence of capacity building Heads of Departments (HODs) on KCSE performance in public secondary schools in Kericho County. In Kericho County the capacity building of heads of department was last conducted in the year 2013 by SMASSE before KEMI took over. The performan...

Ict Adoption In The Management Of Public Primary Teacher Training Colleges In Meru County

ABSTRACT For more than a decade now, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been the dream of many organizations. The shift from the manual, ineffective and inefficient way of managing organizations has placed ICT high in the ladder. Organizations can boast of the contribution made by adoption of ICT, in-terms of efficiency and effectiveness. However, despite its role in improving effectiveness and efficiency in the management of teacher training colleges, its adoption in most of ...

The Role Of Mock Examination In Predicting Performance In Kenya National Examination Results (2008-2012). A Case Of Public Secondary Schools In Migori County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The role of examination to any nation is to determine whether students have achieved the learning objectives. The examinations were administered at the end of the education (learning) system or periodically before the end of a system. This gave rise to the use of mock just before the KCSE examination is administered. The purpose of this study was therefore to investigate the role played by mock examination result in predicting students’ performance in the national examination in se...

Impact Of Child-Labour On Participation In Primary Schools: A Case Of Nyamira Division, Nyamira County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Child-labour is a very pertinent issue affecting the society. However, little attention has been given to it, yet it is detrimental to the child‟s development in many ways. The child is the bridge between the present generation and the next one. If today‟s child is not properly nurtured then tomorrow‟s society is threatened. Child-labour has negative implications on the child‟s education, and particularly participation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent ...

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, modif...

Administrative Challenges Faced By Primary School Head Teachers In Management Of Pupils In Embakasi District, Nairobi County- Kenya

ABSTRACT The study was influenced by increased concern by the Head teachers and other stakeholders of the increased myriad administrative challenges encountered in Management of pupils following an enactment of Children Act 2001, which banned corporal punishment in all schools in 2001 and also the provision of Free Primary Education (FPE) in public primary schools in 2003. The study sought to establish the following study objectives; determine the challenges public primary school head teacher...


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