Research Papers/Topics in Educational Studies

Effects Of Gender Issues On The Academic Performance Of Learners In Secondary Schools. A Case Study Of Soy Secondary School

ABSTRACTThe essence of this study was to determine the impact of the gender issues on the academicperformance of learners in selected schools of Soy Division , Uasin Gishu West, Kenya.Specific objectives of the study were to: examine the impact of gender on academicperformance of learners in Kiobatek district and to examine strategies used by schools toimprove on the academic performance of the girls and boys in Soy Division . The methodsused for data collection were face to face interv...

Headteachers’ Leadership Styles And Their Effect On Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education Performance In Public Secondary Schools In Embu East Sub County, Kenya

ABSTRACT KCSE performance in Kenya is affected by many factors and key among them is leadership styles of the head teachers. In addition to this, the head teacher's decision, ability and capability to lead play a major role as well all of which are informed by good leadership styles. Research has revealed that the leadership styles and management of schools play a major role in influencing the performance of students. The nature of leadership style adopted by any head teacher may be a k...

Factors Leading To The Enrolment Of Secondary School Teachers In The Master Of Education School Based Programme In Kenyatta University

ABSTRACT The school based program is a holiday based in service that allows working people all over the country to further their education. Stringent conditions from their employers in some cases have made it very difficult for teachers to enroll for fulltime studies. Thus, this programme is a new development in teacher training in Kenya leading to widening access to education .Enrolment indices for both primary and secondary school teachers in the SBP have increased. The main objecti...

Status And Barriers To Information And Communication Technology Adoption In Educational Management In Public Primary Schools In Westlands District, Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT ICT should be used to support and enhance the attainment of curriculum objectives and engage pupils in meaningful learning using new tools to help them master key concepts and skills embedded in science, social studies, art and other curriculum activities. ICT promotes learner-centered learning and makes easy to implement instructional methods such as simulation more feasible, improves pupils performance and skills. It also maintains the quality of teaching while minimizing tea...

Assessment Of Discipline Management Strategies In Technical And Vocational Education And Training Institutions In Nyeri County, Kenya

ABSTRACT School discipline has been an issue of concern to educators, parents, governments and other stakeholders. Studies on school discipline have shown that the forms of indiscipline vary from one level to another and so are the necessary strategies that could be employed to curb indiscipline. Indiscipline among students in Kenya has had detrimental effects on the efforts of educational institutions to achieve their goals. Although indiscipline cases have been reported frequently in ...

Establishing Barriers In Transiting From Primary To Secondary Education In Miriga Mieru West Division, Meru County

ABSTRACT Despite the efforts made by the Government of Kenya to improve primary to secondary transitions, regional and gender disparities have existed with some regions like Miriga Mieru West division of Meru County registering a dismal primary to secondary transition rate of less than 50 percent thus prompting the researcher to conduct a research in the area. The purpose of the study was to identify factors hindering transitions from primary to secondary schools in Miriga Mieru West di...

Influence Of Instructional Leadership Practices On Academic Performance In Public Secondary Schools In Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Instructional leaders aim at improving the effectiveness of instruction in order to increase the achievement of all students. These leaders should know when, how, and why to initiate and sustain instructional change, create a school-wide inclusive culture of high expectations for achievement and for rigor, relevance, and respect in the classroom. Instructional leadership is principally the role the head teacher of a school. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence ...

An Analysis Of The Quality Of Free Primary Education In Garissa Municipality Of Garissa County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to analyze the quality of Free Primary Education in Garissa Municipality in Garissa County. Despite the introduction of FPE in Garissa it has been noticed that since the implementation of this programme the performance of pupils have been declining in subsequent years. The study objectives were to establish the influence of pupil-teacher ratio, the teaching and learning resources, the supervision, teacher motivation, the impact of management style...

Influence Of Sexual Harassment On High School Students’ Self-Esteem In Selected Secondary Schools In Nyamira And Kiambu Counties, Kenya

ABSTRACTStudent sexual harassment has become a pervasive problem in institutions of learning worldwide. This is in spite of existing global and local laws, policies, rules and regulations. This has left thousands of students affected daily, regardless of their gender. Research findings suggest that sexual harassment negatively affects students’ self-esteem. However, many of these findings are based on contexts outside Kenya thereby leaving a huge gap in knowledge given that self-esteem is a...

Variable Contributing To Pupils’ Performance In English In Public Primary Schools In Komothai Zone, Githunguri District, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine the school-based variables contributing to pupils‟ performance in English in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in public primary schools in Komothai zone in Githunguri District, Kiambu County. The objectives of this study were to determine teachers‟ qualifications and experience, availability of learning resources, pupil‟s attitude to English, teaching methodology applied in teaching English in public primary schools in Komo...

Variables Contributing To Pupils’ Performance In English In Public Primary Schools In Komothai Zone, Githunguri District, Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine the school-based variables contributing to pupils‟ performance in English in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in public primary schools in Komothai zone in Githunguri District, Kiambu County. The objectives of this study were to determine teachers‟ qualifications and experience, availability of learning resources, pupil‟s attitude to English, teaching methodology applied in teaching English in public primary schools in Komo...

Preparedness Of Public Secondary Schools On The Use Of Information Communication Technology In Teaching And Learning In Mukurweini, Nyeri Countykenya

ABSTRACT Globally the important role played by the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in educational institutions has grown with states putting heavy investments in the purchase of ICT equipment and providing internet access for students and teachers. The Kenya government has been encouraging the adoption of ICT in schools. However, it is not clear to what extent this has been implemented. In Mukurwe-ini Sub County the implementation of ICT has not been effective as ...

Constraints To Implementation Of The School Based Teacher Development (SbTD) Programme In Primary Schools In Siaya District, Kenya

ABSTRACT School based Teacher Development Programme (SbTD) is an in-service course for primary school teachers that aims at improving the quality of Primary School Education. In Siaya District SbTD was implemented in 2003 and by the time of this study, 486 out of 2785 teachers had undergone through the training in 8 zones under study out of 22 zones in the district in June,2006. Formative assessment of the programme in Siaya in 2006 revealed that out of 230 SbTD trained teachers assesse...

The Impact And Challenges Of School Feeding Programme In Enhancing Access To Primary Education In The Unplanned Settlements Of Kibera In Nairobi

ABSTRACT This purpose of this study was meant to analyze the importance and effects of school feeding programme on access to primary education among the socio-economically and nutritionally vulnerable children in unplanned settlement of Kibera. The study strove to help education managers to understand the problems and challenges that have, for long time, kept a large number of children out of school despite the abolition of all levies in primary schools in 2003. It is envisaged that appr...

Perceptions Of Teachers, Principals And HODs On The Roles Of A Secondary School Head Of Department In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study sought to establish the roles played by HODs in administrative duties in secondary schools in Kiambu District, Kiambu County. The study focused on the key administrative areas of curriculum, instruction, financial management, teacher management and student management with the aim of comparing expected roles of Heads of Departments against how these roles are perceived by the teachers, head teachers and HODs themselves. Hopefully this is going to justify a training ne...


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