Research Papers/Topics in Education Curriculum And Instructions

Reduction Of Errors Caused By Cross-Polarization In A Microstrip Antenna

ABSTRACT Microstrip antennas are used for transmitting and receiving electromagnetic signals. The transmitted signals can be reflected back within the building. This affects the strength of signal transmission. Polarization of the electric field determines the signal strength of the electromagnetic wave. If cross polarization occurs then it results in multiple signals which interfere with each other causing some signal loss during transmission. The main focus of the study was to reduce ...

Influence Of Performance Appraisal On Teacher Motivation In Public Primary Schools In Nakuru County, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study sought to investigate the influence of Performance appraisal on teachers‟ motivation using a case of public primary schools in Gilgil Sub-county, Nakuru County in Kenya. The specific objectives included to establish the schools‟ compliance status with performance appraisal indicators in the teachers‟ appraisal and development tool by Teachers Service Commission; find out the influence of performance appraisal on teacher perception on their motivation; deter...

Drug Abuse In Public Secondary Schools In Wajir East District, Wajir County: Prevention And Intervention

ABSTRACTMany Secondary schools face daily drug abuse related incidents by students. Drug abuse has ledto students' riots, boycotts, sit in and at times total destruction of school properties and in somecases result in lives loss of students. This research seeks to develop prevention and interventionstrategies of curbing drug abuse in public secondary schools in Wajir East District, WajirCounty. The objectives of the study are to determine the types of drugs commonly abused, toidentify cause...

Availability And Use Of Media Resources In Teaching And Learning: A Case Of Selected Secondary Schools For The Hearing Impaired In Western Kenya

The use of media resources has an effect on students’ content acquisition as they add value to learning outcomes. However, research has shown that media resources cannot be effectively used unless they are available in sufficient quantities. Little attention has been given to the use of media resources in secondary schools for the hearing impaired. In view of this, the study sought to investigate the availability and use of media resources in the selected special secondary schools. Th...

Constraints Affecting Curriculum Implementation In Adult Basic Education And Training (Abet) In Machakos County, Kenya

A review of all of the available evaluation studies of adult literacy programs in Third World settings revealed that poor program design and implementation are the causes of inefficiency. Adult education in Machakos County is bedeviled by inadequate teaching staff, funds, facilities; and unskilled part-time teachers among others. This raises a lot of concern since these challenges pose a direct threat to Curriculum implementation in the County. The purpose of the stud...

Secondary School Teachers’ Perceptions On Selected Factors That Influence Their Morale And Commitment To Work: A Case Of Nakuru District

ABSTRACT The importance of human resource in any organisation is critical especially in the teaching profession where teachers are only second in importance to students. The quality of any education system depends on quality of teachers whose morale and commitment must be kept high. Teachers just like other workers in any organisation perceive certain factors as important in influencing their morale and commitment to work. Teachers’ commitment to work will determine the output or outc...

Effects Of Neurological Bimodal Teaching Approach On Learner Achievement, Motivation And Gender In Written English Language Composition In County Secondary Schools In Roret Division, Kericho

ABSTRACT English language plays a central role at both national and international stage for Kenyans and other world citizens who have to use it for diverse purposes. In Kenya, it is the language of instruction in educational institutions; it is one of the official languages as well as language used commonly in business. Moreover, English language is used in Kenya as a language of international relations and diplomacy. Despite its importance, the performance of students in the subject at...

Teachers’ Perceptions On Effectiveness Of The Kcse Biology Practical Assessment Approach In Testing Science Process Skills In Secondary Schools In Siaya County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Assessment is an important aspect of teaching - learning process in secondary schools. The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) biology practical assessment approach introduced in the year 2005 is one in which out of the three questions tested, only one question, mostly food tests involve handling apparatus and specimens by the candidates. In the other two questions, the candidates observe photographs and photomicrographs presented and then answer questions. The appr...

Effects Of Graphic Organizers Experiential Teaching Approach On Secondary School Students’ Achievement And Self Concept In Chemistry In Nakuru North Subcounty, Kenya

ABSTRACT Secondary school students‟ achievement in Chemistry in Kenya has been poor. Among the reasons advanced for this is the traditional teaching approaches mainly used by chemistry teachers. The application of Graphic Organizers Experiential Teaching Approach (GOETA) may help improve learners‟ achievement and self-concept in Chemistry. This study aims at investigating the effects of GOETA on students‟ achievement and selfconcept in Chemistry. The study involved quasi experiment...

Teachers’ And Principals’ Attitudes Towards School Inspection In Selected Public Secondary Schools In Kenya’s Nyandarua District

ABSTRACT Great emphasis has been placed on the quality of education in Kenya. The procedure used in quality assurance has been a subject of debate among educationists. Over the years, teachers and principals held negative attitudes towards the approach used in school inspection. They complained that the approach lacked clear objectives and was fault finding rather than trying to identify and improve standards. However, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology published a handbo...

Pre-School Teachers’ Perceptions Of The Influence Of Selected Instructional Factors On Pupils Competency Skills In Public Pre-School Centres In Keiyo South Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Statistics shows that majority of learners are unable to cope with the primary school demands in Keiyo South Sub County due to challenges related to literacy and numeracy skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate perceptions of pre-school teachers of the influence of selected instructional factors on pupils‟ acquisition of competency skills in public pre-school centres in Keiyo South Sub County in Elgeyo-Marakwet County. This study was guided by Piaget cognitive de...

Influence Of Community Indigenous Knowledge Of Science On Students’ Performance In Chemistry In Secondary Schools Of Samburu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT African communities have a relatively rich body of indigenous knowledge and related technology. This is embodied in the continent’s cultural and ecological Indigenous Knowledge Systems and has been used by the African people for thousands of years to solve their specific developmental and environmental problems. According to Kenya National Examinations Council report, Secondary School students’ performance in Chemistry has been poor for many years. This has been attributed ...

Effects Of Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Strategy On Students’ Achievement In Secondary School Mathematics In Laikipia East District, Kenya.

ABSTRACT Secondary school students in Kenya have continued to perform poorly in mathematics in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) national examinations. This raises concern for all stakeholders in education due to the importance they attach to mathematics. The factors that are attributed to the students‟ dismal performance in the subject include; inadequate facilities in the schools like the text books and qualified teachers, poor attitude towards the subject by the...

Effects Of Using Advance Organizers On Primary School Pupils’ Achievement In Poetry In Nakuru North Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACT English language is an international language of communication in many areas such as business, sports and aviation. Teaching and learning of English language in Kenya is expected to produce pupils who can express themselves fluently and effectively both orally and in writing. Mastery of English language in primary schools is crucial since it is the language of instruction for all subjects in upper primary except Kiswahili. In spite of the importance of English language, its ove...

Relationship Between Selected Students’ Background Characteristics And Academic Performance In Secondary School Biology In Nandi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between selected students’ background characteristics and academic performance in biology. A descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study. The target population included; 22 principals and 1288 form 4 biology students in public secondary schools in Nandi East Sub County. A sample of 12 principals and 296 students were selected using purposive and proportionate stratified random sampling respectively. P...


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