Research Papers/Topics in Educational Administration And Planning

Influence Of Selected Factors On The Academic Performance Of Secondary School Students In Kuresoi Sub-County, Nakuru County, Kenya

ABSTRACTEducation stakeholders invest a lot of resources in order to improve the academic performance of the students. These resources are both human and materials which are usually scarce. Education investment must therefore maximize their use in order to get maximum returns. Although education is not merely passing examinations, performance grades are the most widely used indicator of quality education attainment. In Kenya, national examinations are considered to be appropriate measure for ...

Relationship Between Selected Headteachers Leadership Styles, And Academic Performance Of Public Primary Schools In Tindiret Sub-County, Nandi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe Kenya Government has invested resources on Free Primary Education in improving academic performance of primary schools. Despite the high investment by government through Kenya Education Management Institute in training school heads, the performance in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in many schools is still low especially in Tindiret Sub-County. This may be attributed to influence of headteachers leadership styles among other factors. This study investigated the infl...

Influence Of Selected School Management Practices On Drop Out Rates In Public Primary Schools In Emgwen Division, Nandi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTStudents are important in any education system. Despite the efforts that have been made by the national and county governments to improve literacy and retention of learners in schools .student dropout rates is still a great challenge. The study therefore sought to establish the influence of leadership style on dropout rates in Emgwen Division, Nandi County. The objectives of the study were to estimate the independent and dependent variables influencing students drop out rates. The stu...

Headteachers’ Selected Leadership Styles On Teachers’ Career Commitment In Public Primary Schools In Soin Division, Kericho County

ABSTRACTThe schools have been under pressure because of poor management and planning and are now faced with serious consequences of low staff morale, poor academic performance and pupils falling rolls. The parents from Soin Division attribute this low work output to head teachers‟ and teachers‟ laxity in performing school activities and responsibilities well. The purpose of this study was to find out whether head teachers‟ leadership styles have influence on teacher career commitment in...

Influence Of Secondary School Head Teachers’ Support On Teachers’ Professional Development In Nakuru District, Kenya

ABSTRACTTeachers in secondary schools need to update, strengthen and sharpen their competencies through in-service training in order to meet new challenges and emerging issues in education. Access to professional development programmes through this in-service training has a multiplier effect on teachers‟ effectiveness and students‟ academic performance. In order to achieve this, the role of the school head teacher is critical in staff professional development. Little documented evidence e...

Perceptions Of School Managers On Role Of Information And Communication Technology In Educational Management In Public Secondary Schools In Kakamega County, Kenya

Kenya is among those countries that have adopted the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as a vehicle for educational change and improvement. Use of ICTs is known for transforming the quality of management of educational institutions worldwide. The government has encouraged investment in ICTs through the provision of grants to selected secondary schools to acquire computers. Secondary schools in Kakamega County have been beneficiaries of these gra...

The Level Of Hiv/Aids Awareness Among Secondary School Students And Their Perception Of Selected Kipsigis Cultural Practices In The Spread Of Hiv/Aids In Belgut Division, Kericho District

ABSTRACT.HIV/AIDS has continued to ravage the human population and Kenya has felt the brunt of the scourge. The situation has become more threatening as more youth are infected daily and others die. The upsurge of HIV/AIDS among school going youth is not only alarming but poses a serious threat to human resource development and economic growth of this country. The economy of a country depends on the productivity of its citizens. With a healthy population the country can realise economic growt...

Strategies To Overcome Challenges Facing Schools Sponsored By Brothers Of Our Lady Mother Of Mercy In The Provision Of Quality Education In Kenya

The purpose of this study was to identify the strategies to overcome challenges facing Brothers CMM sponsored schools in the provision of quality education in Kenya. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. They included: ways in which Brothers CMM have contributed to the provision of quality education in their schools, contribution of the students, teachers and head teachers in the provision of quality education, challenges perceived to militate ag...

Principals’ Role In Promoting Use And Integration Of Information And Communication Technology In Public Secondary Schools In Wareng Sub-county, Kenya

The emergence of Information and Communication Technologies and knowledge economies has ushered in a paradigm shift in education. Traditional paperwork is being overtaken by electronic devices as the standard working tools in educational institutions. The need to assess the role of public secondary school principals in promoting the use and institutionalization of ICTs for teaching, learning and school management has become increasingly necessary. Principals now manag...

Teachers’ Effective Implementation Of Integral Education For Transformative Leadership In Minor Seminaries In The Central Ecclesiastical Province, Uganda

The study intended to examine the effectiveness of teachers in the implementation of integral education for transformative leadership (IETL) in minor seminaries in the Ecclesiastical Central Province of Uganda. The study analyzed how best minor seminary teachers can enhance IETL so as to bring up students who can effect a fundamental change in society. The study was guided by the quantitative and qualitative mixed research paradigm and anchored within the capital theory of school effect...

Influence Of Principals’ Selected Administrative Tasks On Teachers’ Motivation In Public Secondary Schools In Kibwezi Sub-County, Makueni County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to establish the influence of principals’ selected administrative tasks on teachers’ motivation in public secondary schools in Kibwezi East Sub-County, Makueni County, Kenya. The study was guided by five research objectives. The research objectives sought to determine the influence of principal’ planning task on teachers’ motivation in public secondary schools; assess the influence of principals’ organizational leadership task on teachers’ mot...

Input And Process Variables As Predictors Of Effectiveness In Private Secondary Schools In Lagos State

ABSTRACT This study investigated the relationship between input and process variables and school effectiveness in private secondary schools in Lagos State. The input variables were teacher qualification, teacher experience and equipment and facilities while the process variables were leader behaviour, school environment, academic emphasis, teacher expectations and monitoring of students' progress. The study is a descriptive survey research, carried out ex-post facto. The stratified r...

Influence Of Teacher Empowerment On Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education Performance In Public Secondary Schools In Kibwezi Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to establish the influence of teacher empowerment on Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) performance in public secondary schools in Kibwezi sub-county, Kenya. The study was guided by three research objectives and three null hypotheses. The research objectives sought to examine the extent to which teachers‟ involvement in decision making influenced academic performance of secondary schools; establish the extent to which teachers‟ profession...

Factors Influencing Principals’ Performance Of Administrative Duties In Public Day Secondary Schools In Mwingi East Sub -County, Kenya.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate factors influencing principals‘performance of administrative duties in public day secondary schools in Mwingi East Sub -County, Kitui County, Kenya. Four research objectives guided the study. The objectivessought to establish the influence of finances, human resources, infrastructure andcommunity around the school on principals‘ performance of administrative duties in publicday secondary schools in Mwingi East Sub -County. The study ado...

Administrative Factors Influencing Performance Of Girls In Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education In Mixed Day Secondary Schools In Nzambani Sub County, Kitui County Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to establish the administrative factors influencing performance of girls in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in mixed day secondary schools in Nzambani Sub County, Kitui County Kenya. Four research objectives guided the study which sought to establish the influence of resources for girls, teachers as role models to girls, discipline among girls and the school environment on girls’ KCSE performance in mixed day secondary schools. The study was co...


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