Research Papers/Topics in Educational Foundation

Effects Of Cattle Rustling On Access And Participation In Primary Education In Alale Division, West Pokot County, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study investigated the extent to which cattle rustling had impacted on pupil‟s access and participation in primary education in Alale Division, North Pokot Subcounty. The study investigated enrolment, retention, drop-out and absenteeism rates of both pupils and teachers in schools. It also evaluated general performance of schools‟ KCPE results. It is intended that this research will shed light to education stakeholders in this region so as to manage better children‟s ...

Access To And Participation Of Women In Science-Oriented Vocation Education And Training Programmes In Kenya

ABSTRACTSince the women‟s decade conference in Nairobi, various efforts have been made by governments and international donors to increase women‟s participation in formal schooling and the labour market. However, evidence still persists that women in most parts of the world face numerous challenges. The objective of this study was to explore persisting challenges that exclude women students from pursuing science and mathematics programmes in Kenya‟s vocational training institutes. The s...

Contribution Of Nutrition Education To Healthy Food Choices Among Primary School Pupils In Nyeri County, Kenya

ABSTRACTIn Kenya, nutrition education is included in the school curriculum as recommended in the year 2009 national school health policy. Nevertheless, policy advocacy and communication strategies on nutrition education are relatively weak, and there is insufficient focus on operational research on nutrition. In addition, nutrition education is not taught as a standalone subject and is only infused in science subjects. Consequently, the malnutrition problem is not as well understood as it cou...

Predictors of academic motivation of students in public secondary schools in kiambu county, kenya.

ABSTRACT This study sought to investigate the predictors of Academic Motivation in public secondary schools in Kiambu County, Kenya. Students’ lack of motivation in studies while in secondary school has led to dismal performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary exams which means that many students do not benefit much even after the four years of secondary school. Such a concern called for investigation. To accomplish this task, the study was guided by four research hypotheses. These ...

An Investigation Of Public- Private Partnerships In Enhancing Primary School Retention For Orphaned Children In Abogeta Division, Meru County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The population group that often suffer from limited access and retention in school education includes orphans, children from low income families, indigenous people and other marginalized groups. Worldwide evidence suggests that orphaned children are not accessing education or are leaving school before achieving basic literacy and numeracy skills. Studies have shown that partnerships can help enhance education status of vulnerable groups for instance in the provision of bursarie...

Experiences Of Teenage Mothers And Participation In Primary Education In Chepyuk Location, Mount Elgon Sub County, Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis research work sought to bring to the fore, the predicaments faced by teenage mothers as they attend primary education. The study anchored on the following objectives; To investigate the factors leading to teenage pregnancy in primary schools, to find out the experiences of teenage mothers in primary schools, to examine the influence of the experiences of teenage mothers’ on participation in primary education and to establish strategies to address the ch...

Causes and Effects of Begging Style Involving Children as Guides in Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania: Liability in Basic Education Access

Abstract This paper explores the causes and effects of a unique begging style involving children as guides in Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania. The rationale for Dodoma Municipality to be the study location is that the begging phenomenon using children as guides is rampant. The study sample involved 40 respondents, of whom 6 were young carers of visually impaired adult beggars, 6 visually impaired adult beggars, 6 young carers of visually impaired adult beggars’ family members and 22 infl...

Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a Pedagogical Tool in Secondary Schools in Tanzania: The Case of Kondoa District

Abstract This paper presents the findings on teachers’ attitudes towards the use of ICT as a pedagogical tool in secondary schools in Tanzania. Within this broad aim, the paper provides a better understanding of ICT as a pedagogical tool. The development of this study was influenced by various concerns of educational stakeholders about the level of teachers’ competence on the use of ICT as a pedagogical tool. The data collection methods involved questionnaire and interview. A tot...

A Comparative Study Of Availability Of E-Learning Resources And Pupils’ Performance In Selected Primary Schools In Kisumu Central And Muhoroni Sub Counties, Kenya

Globally, the integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education systems has become a practice which studies have shown to significantly influence academic performance. Disparities in pupils’ performance in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) have been occurring every year, although some researchers tend to link the same with availability of e-learning resources. This gap has informed the study. Kisumu Central schools’ pupils have been performing be...

Role Of Seleted Parental Socio-Economic Status On Pupils’ Enrolment In Primary Schools In Tambach Sub-County Of Elgeyo-Marakwet- County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe increasing importance of education as a driver of growth, information and communication revolution has been noticeable during the 21st century as epitomized by educational mobility and global schooling. It is important that children enroll and remain in school for the entire cycle. A number of factors have been found to affect school enrolment. The purpose of this study was to establish the role of selected parental socio-economic status on pupils‟ enrolment in primary scho...

Role Of University Education In Fostering National Values Among The Youth In Private And Public Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACTThe trends in national universities in Kenya reveal that all is not well with regard to education that is offered and and values acquired by the students. There are cases of manifestation of breakdown of law and order, and an outright neglect of moral values by university students on issues such as human dignity, national unity, sharing and personal responsibility. This study therefore sought to ascertain the role of university education in fostering national values among the youth in...

Influence Of Institutional Factors On Students Performance In Osun State Secondary Schools

ABSTRACTA major economic policy of the first military regime in Nigeria, 1966-79, was the indigenisation of the national economy. The aim was to put Nigerians, to a greater extent, in control of the economy of the nation. The history of the nation's indigenisation policy, close to policy flirtation by the colonial masters, was broached in 1946, and again in 1956. In 1964, under a post-colonial government, the policy was mooted, but a concrete formulation, perhaps delayed because of the ...

Financial Management And Quality Assurance In Federal Government Colleges In South-West Zone Of Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis work examines how Federal Government Colleges in Nigeria obtain, allocate, utilize resources and evaluates the influence this has on the academic performances of the students. The study employed a descriptive research design. Data was collected from a sample of 745 respondents selected from 12 schools located in South West geo-political zone of Nigeria. The respondents were students in SSS3, teachers, Vice Principals and Principals, and the Director General in charge of Fin...

A Study Into The Effectiveness Of The Intervention Approaches Being Used In Behavior Modification Among Ece Learners: The Case Of The Tshabalala Cluster In Mzilikazi

AbstractChildren are experimental beings who rely on their environments. Through active interaction with their surroundings, they are able to make sense of their actions. According to Karcher (2004) this is mostly seen in kindergarten where children learn by touching, seeing and tasting objects so that they become aware of meanings derived from the objects they interact with. Piaget was of the opinion that the educational environment should promote learning through mediums that allow the...

Teachers’ Views About Early Childhood Education (ece) Learners’ Participation in Sporting Activities in Gweru Urban Primary Schools.

ABSTRACT The study sought to find out teachers’ views about ECE learners’ participation in sporting activities with reference to Gweru urban primary schools. This study emphasized the role of teachers in teaching sporting activities. Teachers, nationally, regionally and globally indicated that sporting activities reduce ECE learners’ deviant behaviours. The same teachers indicated that sporting activities among ECE learners relieve stress, depression and anxiety. These teachers fu...


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