Research Papers/Topics in Curriculum Studies

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 proces...

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 as with, c...

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 Ministry of Educ...

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 of Wajir...

Family Socio-Economic Background And Its Effects On The Investment In Girls Education In Public Secondary Schools In Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Girls secondary school education impact them with skills and knowledge that are essential in bringing positive socioeconomic changes such as economic development and prosperity. The purpose of the research was to find out the effect of the family socio-economic background on the investment in girls' education at the secondary school education in Bungoma County. Despite the implementation of a noble initiative of Free Day Secondary Education, the disadvantaged girls still find it hard...

Evaluation Of Application Of Information And Communication Technology In Instruction In Public Primary Schools In Thika Municipality, Kiambu County Kenya

ABSTRACT Information and knowledge are essential for the advancement of human well-being and progress. This study evaluated the use of ICTs in instruction in public primary schools in Thika Municipality, Kiambu county. It focused on quantity of computer use, and the levels attained in terms of using ICTs to support, expand and transform teaching and learning. The study addressed the following objectives: To find out what types of ICTs are used in instruction and how they are used, to assess t...

Non-Governmental Organizations' Educational Contribution To Needy Primary School Children In Vol Division, Kenya

ABSTRACT Parentsof needy children lived below poverty line. Consequently their children were denied the opportunityto enjoy increased access in aspects not included in free Primary education (FPE) package.This descriptive survey study sought first to quantify NGOs contribution to education inVoiin aspects not included in the free education package and secondly to find out if there werealternative sources of assistance in the absence of NGOs assistance. The population of the studyincluded tho...

Determinants Of School Dropout Among Secondary School Girls In Kibra And Langata In Nairobi County, Kenya

BSTRACT Education for a girl child is critical since girls are make a significant contribution in families and the communities as future mothers and parents who are expected to care and nurture future generations in any community. Education of a girl child has great benefits not only to herself but also her future family since they are expected to sire and nurture children, who are the future of any society; nevertheless, education of a girl is under threat due to challenges within the school...

Contributions Of Quality Assurance And Standards To Curriculum Implementation In Primary Schools Of Baringo District, Baringo County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The core function of the directorate of Quality Assurance and Standards is ensuring Quality education. This entails monitoring of curriculum implementation in schools. The members of staff of the directorate are expected to visit schools regularly, conduct seminars and In-service courses for teachers, and promote advisory services among other activities. Reports have indicated that Quality Assurance and Standards in Kenya is a thorny issue. Even with the efforts made for instance (in...

Effectiveness Of Constituency Bursary Committees In Promoting Access And Retention In Secondary Education: A Case Of Nairobi And Machakos Counties

ABSTRACT The Kenyan government transferred the management of the secondary education bursary fund from Head teachers and School‘s Boards of Governors to the newly created Constituency Bursary Committees (CBCs) in the 2003/2004 financial year in line with its policy of decentralization. It is a tenet of decentralization that it leads to enhanced efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, accountability and local participation in service delivery. However, some educational stakeholders have cri...

Challenges Of Accessing University Education By High School Graduates In Marsabit Central Division, Kenya

ABSTRACT According to MoEST (2008), it’s observed that access to university education has tremendously improved in current years. The enrolment moved from 59,195 in 2000-2001 to 1333,710 in 2007-2008 academic year. However, that increment has not been experienced in the areas of semi-arid lands (ASAL). The purpose of this study was to examine the challenges of accessing university education by high school graduates of Marsabit District. Survey research method was used to gather information ...

Factors Contributing To Low Enrolment Of Students In Physics At Secondary School Level In Central Division, Garissa District, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that contribute to low student enrolment in Physics in forms three and four in secondary schools in Central Division of Garissa District, considering the importance of Physics in industrial and technical development. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The study was located in Central Division of Garissa District, due to the extremely low student enrolment in Physics in North Eastern Province, with the province registeri...

Challenges Facing Teachers And Students In The Process Of Teaching And Learning Kiswahili In Public Secondary Schools In Kiambu District In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Kiswahili is one of the core subjects that are taught in the secondary schools curriculum in Kenya. It is also the national language in the Republic of Kenya. It is widely used both in Kenya and in the East Africa countries. Nevertheless, this subject has been experiencing some challenges in schools. The study focused on challenges facing Kiswahili in secondary schools. The purpose of the study was to investigate challenges that Kiswahili teachers and learners face and suggest possib...

Determinants Of Low Access And Retention In Primary Schools; A Case Of Mathioya District, Kenya

ABSTRACT The major concern of this study is that despite the Kenya government re-introducing free primary education, some school age children are still locked out of school whereas dropout and repetition continue to be pervasive. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors contributing to low access and retention of pupils in public primary schools of Mathioya District. The objectives of the study were to establish pupil‟s enrolment and retention rates in Mathioya District pri...


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