Research Papers/Topics in Philosophy Education

Teachers’ Preparedness In Integrating Information Communication Technology In Training Teachers In Public Primary Teacher Training Colleges In Central Region Kenya

ABSTRACTIntegration of ICT in education is embraced all over the world and Kenya is not exceptional. This study was therefore concerned with teachers’ preparedness in integrating ICT in training teachers in public teacher training colleges. The rationale was based on the view that properly designed, learning materials inspired by integration of ICT and delivered by technology add value to a teaching environment in which contact hours are limited. The curriculum needs academic standards and ...

Efficacy Of School-Based Hiv And Aids Education In Achieving Behaviour Change In Kenya: Towards A Contextual Model

ABSTRACTIn an effort to address the problems generated by HIV and AIDS and to avert further new infections among adolescents, a school-based intervention strategy has been widely recommended and implemented in many countries including Kenya. Nonetheless, a number of issues have been raised regarding the effectiveness of this approach. These issues revolve around the content of the HIV and AIDS education, its mode of delivery including the approaches, and the needs of HIV and AIDS educators. C...

Efficacies Of Kenya Education Management Institute Induction Course On Management Practices For Public Primary Schools In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACTTo address gaps in management of public primary schools and provision of quality education, the Ministry of Education periodically supports head teachers of public primary schools to undertake induction courses in education management in order to improve management practices at school level. One of the many induction courses supported by the Ministry of Education and organised by Kenya Education Management Institute is the Induction Course in Educational Management. This course target...

Effect Of Animations In E-Learning Materials On Students’ Performance In Physics Among Selected Secondary Schools In Nairobi City County, Kenya.

ABSTRACTThis study focused on the effect of the animations embedded in e-learning materials produced at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. The first objective of this study was to determine the influence of instructional values inculcated by animations embedded in Interactive Digital Content (IDC) on performance of learners in Physics. The second objective was to determine the effect of animations on the concentration span of learners while learning Physics and the last one was to...

Appraisal Of The Proclivity Of Kenyan Secondary School Girls To Procure Abortion In Light Of Value Of Human Life

ABSTRACTCases of abortion among female students in secondary schools in Kenya are high. Although some of the abortions have been successful, other cases have had portentous implications. If this trend is not checked, Kenya could be faced with a major crisis in learning institutions as more girls will be edged out of school due to health complications or death. This study sought to investigate why secondary school girls persistently procured abortion amidst evident health risks involved, legal...

The Contributions Of Affirmative Strategies To Widening Access To Universities For Students From Kenya’s Asal Regions

ABSTRACTThis study explored the contributions of affirmative action as an institutional intervention to widen access for students from Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) regions to universities in Kenya. The study also investigated interventions that can widen access and participation of students from ASAL regions. Currently, at the international level, the acknowledgement of higher education as critical to the development of societies has encouraged countries to design policies that widen acces...

A Critique Of Approaches To Educational Reform In Kenya With Special Reference To Richard Paul’s Theory Of Knowledge, Learning And Literacy

ABSTRACTThe purpose of carrying out this research is to critically scrutinize the approach to education reform in Kenya utilizing Richard Paul‘s theory of knowledge, learning and literacy. The new approach is necessary because the present literature is virtually silent on a specific theory that has consistently guided educational reform in Kenya. What are evident instead are piecemeal reforms with problems recurring after each reform is undertaken. This study analytically scrutinizes two se...

Teachers’ Perceptions Of The Relationship Between Parental Support And Learner Characteristics, And Internal Efficiency Of Public Secondary Schools In Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTEducation plays a critical role in promoting economic, social, cultural and political development of individuals, communities, nations and humanity. The Government of Kenya has, consequently, been allocating substantial resources to the education sector. The Government has been paying tuition fees in all public secondary schools since 2008. Despite these efforts by the Government, there is notable wastage in secondary school education sector. Wastage affects internal efficiency of sch...

Stakeholders’ Perceptions On The Influence Of Integration Of Information And Communication Technology On Academic And Human Resource Management In Kenyan Public Universities

ABSTRACTInformation and Communication Technology (ICT) has become an important tool in modern management of universities because of its ability to facilitate acquisition, use and management of information that is crucial for decision-making. In Kenya, despite the many efforts and initiatives that have been put into place by the government, the private sector and the institutions themselves to leverage the use of ICT in public universities, little is known on how this integration has enhanced ...

Assessing Stakeholders’ Roles In Implemeting Equity In Educational Resource Allocations And Its Influence On Outputs In Public Secondary Schools In Marsabit County, Kenya

This study was to assess the role of stakeholders‟ in equity in educational resource allocation and its influence on outputs in public secondary schools in Marsabit County. The study was guided by the following research questions; How are educational resources equitably allocated to public secondary schools in Marsabit County?; To what extent does the socio–economic status of parents influence equity in implementing secondary education in Marsabit County?;  What are the challe...

Influence Of Gender Based Violence On Enforcement Of Gender Policies In Education And Women Empowerment In Narok County, Kenya

ACKNOWLEDGMENTI would like to acknowledge the following people for the support and contribution theymade to make the writing of this dissertation a success.My special thanks go to Professor Judith Achoka and Dr. Judah Ndiku my supervisors fortheir efficient support, supervision, constant guiding, and encouragement.I wish to acknowledge all the respondents for willingly volunteering information during theresearch. Special thanks go to Antony Makori principal Education officer Narok County,Mr. ...

Influence Of Educational Subsidies On Completion Rates In Public Day Secondary Schools In Kitui County, Kenya

ABSTRACTCompletion rates in public day secondary schools in Kitui County is low and stands at 72.8 per cent which is way below the government expectation of 98 per cent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of Educational Subsidies on completion rates in public day secondary schools in Kitui County. The objectives of this study were, to assess the influence of Free Day Secondary Education on completion rates in public day secondary schools in Kitui County, Kenya, to dete...

Factors Influencing Integration Of Information And Communication Technology In The Management Of Public Secondary Schools In Kitui County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate factors that influence theintegration of Information and Communication Technology in management ofpublic secondary schools in Kitui County, Kenya. The study was guided bythe following specific objectives: To determine the extent to which ICT hasbeen integrated in management of public secondary schools, determine theinfluence of principals’ related factors in the integration of ICT inmanagement of public secondary schools, establish the in...

Influence Of Stakeholders' Support On Provision Of , Early Childhood Education Programmes In Kenya: A Case Of Kakamega County.

ABSTRACTThe early years of a child's life are a time when it acquires concepts, skills and attitudesthat lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Children's success in life begins in the earlyyears of childhood. Investment in Early Childhood Education (ECE) has a direct andpositive impact on primary school enrolment, retention and completion. This sector ofeducation does not receive direct government financial support as other sectors ofeducation and therefore relies on a number of stakehold...

Relationship Between Head Teachers’ Leadership Styles And Teachers’ Job Satisfaction In Public Primary Schools In Kenya: A Case Of Nakuru County

ABSTRACTHead teachers‘ leadership styles are critical to success of teacher job satisfaction especially in display of behaviour that leads to increase teacher motivation, effectiveness, efficiency, and team-work in school. Research on leadership in Kenya consistently supports job satisfaction. However, its effectiveness is wanting in education and thus, a gap exist in relation to head teachers‘ leadership styles to transform schools into conducive environment for job satisfaction. This st...


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