Research Papers/Topics in Teacher Education

Teaching Behaviour Patterns In High And Low Performing Biology Classes In Selected Nairobi Province Secondary Schools

ABSTRACTThis study addresses the issue of verbal teaching behaviour in some secondary school Biology classes in Kenya at a time when concern is being expressed about the poor performance in Biology. Specifically the researcher aimed at answering the following research questions:a) What are the common teacher-student interaction patterns in secondary school biology classes?b) What type of teacher-pupil classroom interaction patterns exist in high performing schools?c...

Impact Of Headteachers’ Support On The Implementation Of Guidance And Counselling In Secondary Schools In Mombasa District, Kenya

ABSTRACTTeachers and school administrators recognize the important role that guidance and counseling plays in School management. Guidance and counseling in most Kenyan schools is not effective as indicated by the many cases of indiscipline in the schools. The head teacher as the chief architect of the school is responsible for the overview of the systems, processes and resources and how they combine to produce intended student learning outcomes. This implies that the success or failure of a g...

The role of pictures in teaching english composition Writing in upper primary school in emuhaya subcounty, Vihiga county, kenya.

ABSTRACTInstruction using a variety of learning resources has been heralded as a mostpromising activity that can engage students into academic language andliteracy skills. However, research on picture based instruction in Englishcomposition teaching is minimal. This study sought to establish the role ofpictures and its effect on composition writing and language achievement inupper primary schools. This study was based on constructivism theory withtwo proponents, Jean Piaget and Vygosts...

Factors Affecting Teacher Motivation In Public Secondary Schools In Thika West District, Kiambu County

ABSTRACTTeacher motivation plays an important role in the promotion of teaching and learning excellence. Generally, motivated teachers are more likely to motivate students to learn in the classroom, to ensure the implementation of educational reforms and feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment. While teacher motivation is fundamental to the teaching and learning process, several teachers are not highly motivated. This observation should be taken seriously and an investigation into the factor...

Effects Of Two Problem-Solving Instructional Strategies On Students’ Achievement And Science Process Skills In Biology Practical

ABSTRACT The prevailing poor performance of students in biology is linked to their poor involvement in practical activities in biology as well as teachers‘ use of instructional strategies that do not promote acquisition of science process skills. Many earlier studies on problem solving instructional strategies aimed at addressing students‘ poor performance in biology did not involve the students‘ production of instructional materials needed for practical activities. In order to as...

Family, Community and School Factors as Predictors of Early School Adjustment and Achievement of Children-At-Risk In Plateau and Nasarawa States, Nigeria

ABSTRACT High prevalence of single parenthood and communal clashes coupled with poverty make some children vulnerable in the North Central zone of Nigeria, with the attendant consequence on their school adjustment and achievement. Ameliorating this problem requires a better understanding of their immediate environment. Previous studies have concentrated largely on government and nongovernmental interventions, and on the isolated effects of the family and school with little emphasis on t...

Effect Of Reflective-Reciprocal Teaching Strategies On Pre-Service Teachers’ Achievement In Integrated Science And Science Process Skills In Nigerian Colleges Of Education

ABSTRACT The low level of performance of pre-service teachers in Integrated Science has been a recurrent problem in science education. Poor instructional strategies employed by lecturers in colleges of education have been adduced as one of the reasons for this low level of performance in Integrated Science. Previous researches have focused on collaborative teaching and self-regulation strategy without considering opportunity for reflection before, during and after lessons which the Ref...

EFFECTS OF COMMUNITY-BASED SOCIO-CULTURAL ANIMATION AND SHADE- TREE THEATRE ON SOCIAL COMPETENCE OF STREET CHILDREN IN OYO TOWN, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The phenomenon of street children and the menace associated with it is assuming an alarming proportion especially in junction towns like Oyo, characterised by large-scale roadside activities. Although literature have established the importance of socio-cultural animation (SCA) and shade-tree theatre (STT) as effective intervention strategies to enhance the social competence skills of these children, available studies have only concentrated on other types of interventions such a...

Effects Of Experiential And Generative Learning Strategies On Students’ Academic Achievement, Attitude To And Practical Skills In Biology In Oyo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Biology is a core science subject offered in Nigerian Senior Secondary Schools (SSS). However, students‘ achievement in the subject in Oyo State is not encouraging, a trend which probably is due to their poor attitude, low practical skills and teacher-centered teaching strategies. Scholars have thus indicated the need for the adoption of active learning instructional strategies to address this deficiency. Literature have documented the effectiveness of these strategies in en...

EFFECTS OF EXPLICIT AND GENERATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES ON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ LEARNING OUTCOMES IN SUMMARY WRITING IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Reports from public examination bodies reveal that students’ performance in English Language is poor. This has been traced to perceived wrong instructional strategies adopted by most teachers of English language. Literature has suggested the adoption of explicit and generative instructional strategies that address the deficiencies. However, there is a dearth of empirical research on the effectiveness of the two strategies on summary writing among Senior Secondary School (SSS)...

Student-Related Variables As Predictors Of Attitude To And Achievement In Literature-In-English In Southwestern Nigeria

ABSTRACT The West African Examinations Council results between 2007 and 2013 revealed that students’ performance in Literature-in-English was poor despite various innovative instructional strategies employed in the teaching of the subject. Efforts which aimed at improving students’ attitude to and achievement in the subject had focused more on teacher-related than student-related variables. This study therefore investigated the extent to which student-related variables (English ...

Constraints in the implementation and execution of fieldwork in schools

AbstractAs a discipline, one of the unique attributes that Geography has is fieldwork. The concept of fieldwork is well known all over the world. Shroder (2002) is of the view that fieldwork in Geography is an outstanding method in the discipline whereby new understandings of the physical phenomena can be incurred most clearly when combined with other comprehensive mapping tools in the Geographic Information Science (GIS) laboratory.According to Onn and PohPoh (2008), as a subject concerned w...


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