Research Papers/Topics in Curriculum Studies

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...

Factors Influencing Students’ Choice Of Christian Religious Education In Public Secondary Schools In Matungulu Sub-County, Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACTCurriculum flexibility is one of the important ingredients of curriculum development. This aspect allows students to make choices as to the subjects that they have to undertake after being exposed to the content of most subjects offered in the curriculum at lower levels. In Kenya’s secondary education system, students at lower secondary are exposed to curriculum content that spans across 12 subject areas. After the lower secondary stage, the students are then supposed to choose subj...

Influence Of Teacher Characteristics On Integration Of Information Communication And Technology In Teaching In Ict Champion Schools In Machakos Sub- County.

ABSTRACTThe main objective of this study was to investigate the influence of teachercharacteristics on ICT integration in teaching in ICT Champion schools in MachakosSub-county. The study was guided by the following objectives: to establish theinfluence of teacher’s demographic factors, teacher attitude teacher’s subjectspecialization, teacher’s level of training and teacher’s teaching experience on ICTintegration on teaching in ICT champion schools in Machakos Sub –County. Thestudy...

Influence Of Teacher Characteristics On Integration Of Information Communication And Technology In Teaching In Ict Champion Schools In Machakos Sub- County

ABSTRACTThe main objective of this study was to investigate the influence of teachercharacteristics on ICT integration in teaching in ICT Champion schools in MachakosSub-county. The study was guided by the following objectives: to establish theinfluence of teacher’s demographic factors, teacher attitude teacher’s subjectspecialization, teacher’s level of training and teacher’s teaching experience on ICTintegration on teaching in ICT champion schools in Machakos Sub –County. Thestudy...

Factors Influencing Education Stakeholders Perception On Private Tuition In Public Primary Schools In Machakos Sub-County, Machakos County

ABSTRACTPrivate tuition refers to be tutoring offered outside mainstream teaching. The study sought to establish the factors influencing educational stakeholders’ perception on the need for private tuition in public primary schools in Machakos Sub-County. The study was guided by three research objectives; to investigate the difference in prevalence for private tuition among parents, teachers and pupils, to determine the extent to which curriculum load influences the need for private tuition...

A study into the effectiveness of the strategies used in fostering positive learner engagement and motivation in ECE. A case study of Mahlabezulu Primary School.

ABSTRACTMotivation is a necessity so that learning becomes a continuing, productive, interesting and enjoyable process. However it has been observed that ECE learners lack motivation and drive towards their school work and as such they suffer academic performance lags. Many reasons can be attributed to this; teachers have therefore tried to come up with measures to ensure that the levels of motivation are improved; however some of these measures have met limited success. This research project...

An Analysis Of The Challenges Encountered In Administering Zimsec Examinations: The Case Of Sherwood Munyati Cluster, Kwekwe District

AbstractThe point of this survey is to analyze the challenges being experienced in the administering of ZIMSEC examinations using the case of the Sherwood-Munyati cluster. To establish the ZIMSEC examinations related challenges faced by the cluster. The research’s objectives were to establish the origin of the examinations challenges faced by the cluster and to recommend the successful mitigation strategies for dealing with the ZIMSEC examinations related challenges for the cluster. This ex...

How Responsive Is The Upgraded Curriculum On The Education Of Deaf Children In Mzilikazi District Primary Schools

ABSTRACTThis study sought to assess the responsiveness of the upgraded education curriculum which conceptualises the total integration of learners with disabilities in the mainstream school. Special attention was given to deaf learners who by virtue of their disability have a limited comprehension and communication interface with the surrounding world. The Mzilikazi District was selected as the basis of this study by targeting specific schools known to have deaf learners. Literature was revie...

Challenges Associated With The Implementation Of Inclusion At Early Childhood Education Level At Mphahlela Primary School In Mzilikazi District In Bulawayo Metropolitan Province.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to find out challenges associated with the implementation of inclusion at Mphahlela Primary School in Nkulumane, Bulawayo The study adopted descriptive survey. The instruments used were questionnaire and interviews. Five parents were interviewed together with nine teachers from Early Childhood department. In this study it was found out that there are challenges in the implementation of inclusion which are shortage of resources, inadequate infrastructure an...

Patterns Of Instrctional Planning And Utilization Of Community Resources Among Primary Science Teachers In Cross River State

ABSTRACTThe study reported here was prompted by the quest for an information about the degree or extent to which the Federal Government Core Curriculum for Primary Science 1980 is being implemented in Cross River State. Furthermore, there was the quest for confirming or refuting the appropriateness of the objective model for instructional planning which was used for the primary science programme.The purpose of the study that was in three parts, was to discover:(a) the patterns of instruc...

An Investigation Into The Problems Faced By Grade 6 Learners In Answering Comprehension Questions: A Case Of Zenda Primary School In Mberengwa District

ABSTRACTThe study sought to establish the problems faced by Grade 6 learners at Zenda Primary School inanswering comprehension questions. The idea behind carrying out the research was to make surethat solutions to rectify the problems faced by Grade 6 learners were found. The research wascarried out in Mberengwa District. The researcher used the case study design to carry out thestudy. The study used questionnaires, tests and observations to collect data. In the study tenteachers and Grade 6 ...


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