Education Management Research Papers/Topics

FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH STUDENT DISCIPLINARY BEHAVIOUR: A STUDY OF SAKASAKA CLUSTER OF SCHOOLS IN THE TAMALE METROPOLIS OF THE NORTHERN REGION OF GHANA

The purpose of the study is to look at factors associated with student disciplinary behavior in the Sakasaka cluster of schools in Tamale. It examined the effect of teacher traits on student and the role of teacher traits in promoting student disciplinary behaviour The research design employed in this study is a survey study method. The targeted population for this study consisted of junior high school students and teachers within the Sakasaka cluster of schools, and the sample size was 453 t...

PERCEPTION OF TEACHERS ON HEADTEACHERS LEADERSHIP STYLES AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: A STUDY OF PUBLIC SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN TAMALE METROPOLIS

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the leadership styles of headteachers from the perspective of teachers and the implications of such leadership styles on the training and development needs of headteachers of senior high schools within the Tamale metropolis. This research employed a descriptive survey design to collect teachers' opinions of headteachers' leadership philosophies and their implications for training and development. The sample size was two hundred and sixty-two teachers....

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF DISCERNMENT OF PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM AT THE UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, DUNGU CAMPUS

This research project was set out to examine Administrative Staff discernment of performance appraisal system at the University for Development Studies, Dungu Campus. The review of existing literature included the management of performance appraisal system in organization. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches were used. The research designs used were survey and case study. Simple random and purposive sampling techniques were used. Questionnaires were used to collect data from Admi...

THE ROLE OF GHANA SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME ON ENROLMENT, ATTENDANCE, AND RETENTION AMONG SOME SELECTED SCHOOLS IN THE TAMALE METROPOLIS

The purpose of the study was to examine the role the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has on enrolment, retention and attendance of children in some selected beneficiary Basic Schools in the Tamale Metropolis. Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) was introduced in the year 2005 as part of the government’s efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which is to reduce hunger and malnutrition among school pupils, increasing school enrolment, attendance, and retention at t...

Feedback on teachers' journal entries: a blessing or a curse?

Abstract/Overview Giving feedback on journal entries in the context of teacher education programmes is a contested issue. While some educationists argue that it is necessary if Course Participants (CPs) have to conceptualise the complex process of reflective journaling, others argue that this has ethical implications that may curtail CPs from achieving critical analysis level of events, issues and situations leading to deeper reflections – one of the goals of feedback. This study sought...

Teachers’ lack of deeper analytical reflections: who is to blame?

Abstract/Overview Reflective practice through journal writing is among the concepts that are introduced to teachers by my institution during the six-month long Certificate in Education Programmes (CEPs). The objective is to enable teachers to develop professionally by learning from their own practice after completion of the programmes. However, this can only occur if teachers are able to critically analyse issues, events and situations within their practice. Over the years, it has been re...

Suitability of the Regular School Curriculum to Learners with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms in Primary Schools in Kisumu County, Kenya

Abstract/Overview This research was carried out to examine suitability of the regular school curriculum to learners with disabilities in inclusive classrooms in Kisumu County in Kenya. It has been observed that teachers teaching in inclusive classrooms encounter problems in trying to adapt the curriculum content to accommodate all learners since they respond differently. Although education systems the world over have for long provided special education and related services to students wit...

Implementation of Pair Work and Group Work for Creation of Interaction Opportunities for Learners in Large Classes: The Viability of the Two Strategies

Abstract/Overview This paper is based on an action research carried out in two Kenyan Primary schools in Nairobi. The purpose was to implement group work and pair work to improve teaching and learning in large classes by creating interaction opportunities for learners. This was a mixed method study of dominant/less dominant design where interviews and structured and unstructured observations were used as methods of data collection.The study established that systematic incorporation of coo...

Leadership Styles of Headteachers and their Impact on Students’ Academic Performance in Secondary Schools, Nyamaiya Division, Nyamira District, Kenya

Abstract/Overview The nerve centre of this study was that despite the critical role played by the head teacher in secondary school management, students’ academic performance has persistently been poor. Factors leading to this dismal performance have not been adequately investigated and well understood in Nyamaiya Division hence the need for this study. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the leadership styles of the headteachers and their impact on the students’ acad...

Mathematics education and use of mathematical language in enhancing understanding of mathematics in secondary schools.

Abstract/Overview There are many factors attributed to the poor performance of mathematics at high school level, for example, students‟ attitude to mathematics, low cognitive abilities, poor teacher-student relationships, poor study environments, poor usage of mathematical language as a tool for communication among others. This paper sets to investigate the use of mathematical language as a means of communicating mathematics being a core subject and the influence it has on academic achi...

Impact of student support services on academic performance of Bachelor of Education students in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode: The case of Botswana Open University

Abstract: This study explores the impact of the Student Support Services (tutorial support and discussion forums), on the academic performance of Bachelor of Education (B,Ed) Programmes students, with specific focus on the 2019 Cohort. A quantitative descriptive and cross-sectional survey design was used to examine the impact of student support services, in the form of tutorial attendance and discussion forums, on the academic performance of Bachelor of Education students. A simple random sa...

Factors Affecting Student's Decisions in Choosing Private Institutions of Higher Education: The Case of Botho University

Abstract: This descriptive and quantitative study was aimed at closely examining the factors that affect student's decisions in choosing PIHE with a more focus on the 2020 first year students at Botho University. The study set out to address three specific research objectives namely, to determine the relationship between perception/institutional characteristics and student choice to further their studies, to determine the relationship between promotion and student choice to further their st...

Diversity Management Practices in Higher Education: Evidence from Private Higher Education Institutions in Botswana

Abstract: Research shows that diversity and diversity management are no longer mere topical issues for debate in organisations but are now a reality to be confronted. This is so because the workplace environment has become diverse and multicultural especially in private higher education institutions Private (PHEIs). What particularly ignites debate on issues related to diversity and diversity management practices in private higher education institutions is the now felt desire to create safe,...

Collaboration or Competition: A Case of Selected Private Higher

Abstract: Collaborative efforts and strategies are widely applied in modern business and academic environments. Most of the collaborative learning research has been done on children and college/university students. Academic and administrative staff in higher education institutions also learn from interaction with fellow higher learning institutions. This paper shows the divergence and convergence of collaborative learning efforts in privately owned higher education institutions in Botswana. ...

Managing Curriculum Change from the Middle: How Academic Middle Managers Enact Their Role in Higher Education

Abstract: Literature shows that the role of academic middle managers (AMMs) has been a subject of contestation for a long time the world over owing to the fact that there has not been a clear cut articulation of what exactly this role constitutes or means. Such a situation according to literature has tended to affect the way the AMMs enact their role in their different departments and organisations. Traditionally, the role of the academic middle manager has been viewed as transmitters of top...


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