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IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS THROUGH IN-SERVICE TRAINING ON USING INDUCTIVE APPROACH TO TEACH GRAMMAR AT GBURIMANI JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN TOLON DISTRICT

The purpose of this study was to train English language teachers on the use of inductive approach to teach grammar at Gburimani D/A junior high school in the Tolon District. The aim of the literature review was to review existing literature on how English language teachers can use inductive approach to teach grammar. In order to attain the purpose and objectives of the study, action research method was used in collecting and analysing the data. Purposive sampling technique was used to select ...

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF IN-SERVICE TRAINING ON SCHOOL COUNSELLORS OF THE SAGNARIGU DISTRICT DIRECTORATE OF THE GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE

The study was an assessment of in-service training for school counsellors in Sagnarigu District. A mixed method design was used in the study. A population of sixteen people (Counsellors and Headmasters) was involved. Interview guide and questionnaire were the instruments for collecting data. School counsellors and Head Masters responded to the questionnaires while key informants were interviewed. The researcher personally administered the questionnaires and conducted the interviews. The study...

INFLUENCE OF LIVELIHOOD ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMMES ON RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION IN THE EASTGONJA DISTRICT OF NORTHERN REGION

This study assessed the influence of livelihood enhancement programmes on rural-urban migration in the Kijew, Dagbambia, Gbung and Libi communities in the East Gonja District in the Northern Region of Ghana. The descriptive and cross-sectional designs were adopted for the study. A representative sample size of 502 was selected out of the total population for the study. Semi-structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data, includin...

Feedback on teachers' journal entries: a blessing or a curse?

Abstract/Overview Giving feedback on journal entries in the context of teacher education programmes is a contested issue. While some educationists argue that it is necessary if Course Participants (CPs) have to conceptualise the complex process of reflective journaling, others argue that this has ethical implications that may curtail CPs from achieving critical analysis level of events, issues and situations leading to deeper reflections – one of the goals of feedback. This study sought...

Teachers’ lack of deeper analytical reflections: who is to blame?

Abstract/Overview Reflective practice through journal writing is among the concepts that are introduced to teachers by my institution during the six-month long Certificate in Education Programmes (CEPs). The objective is to enable teachers to develop professionally by learning from their own practice after completion of the programmes. However, this can only occur if teachers are able to critically analyse issues, events and situations within their practice. Over the years, it has been re...

Suitability of the Regular School Curriculum to Learners with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms in Primary Schools in Kisumu County, Kenya

Abstract/Overview This research was carried out to examine suitability of the regular school curriculum to learners with disabilities in inclusive classrooms in Kisumu County in Kenya. It has been observed that teachers teaching in inclusive classrooms encounter problems in trying to adapt the curriculum content to accommodate all learners since they respond differently. Although education systems the world over have for long provided special education and related services to students wit...

Implementation of Pair Work and Group Work for Creation of Interaction Opportunities for Learners in Large Classes: The Viability of the Two Strategies

Abstract/Overview This paper is based on an action research carried out in two Kenyan Primary schools in Nairobi. The purpose was to implement group work and pair work to improve teaching and learning in large classes by creating interaction opportunities for learners. This was a mixed method study of dominant/less dominant design where interviews and structured and unstructured observations were used as methods of data collection.The study established that systematic incorporation of coo...

Leadership Styles of Headteachers and their Impact on Students’ Academic Performance in Secondary Schools, Nyamaiya Division, Nyamira District, Kenya

Abstract/Overview The nerve centre of this study was that despite the critical role played by the head teacher in secondary school management, students’ academic performance has persistently been poor. Factors leading to this dismal performance have not been adequately investigated and well understood in Nyamaiya Division hence the need for this study. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the leadership styles of the headteachers and their impact on the students’ acad...

Mathematics education and use of mathematical language in enhancing understanding of mathematics in secondary schools.

Abstract/Overview There are many factors attributed to the poor performance of mathematics at high school level, for example, students‟ attitude to mathematics, low cognitive abilities, poor teacher-student relationships, poor study environments, poor usage of mathematical language as a tool for communication among others. This paper sets to investigate the use of mathematical language as a means of communicating mathematics being a core subject and the influence it has on academic achi...

Evaluation of Secondary School Principals’ Views on the Use of Untrained Teachers in Lesson Delivery in a Free Secondary Education System Era in Kenya

Abstract/Overview This article reports on the findings from a quantitative research study on the views of secondary school principals regarding the teaching competences of untrained teachers in free secondary schools in Kenya. Aim: To investigate the views of secondary school principals‟ views on the qualifications and teaching skills of untrained teachers. Study Design: The study adopted a quantitative survey design and took place in Nyamira County. The study was conducted for six mont...

Perceptions of causes of poor academic performance amongst selected secondary schools in Kericho Sub-County: Implications for school management.

Abstract/Overview This Paper explores perceptions of causes of poor academic performance amongst selected secondary schools in Kericho sub-county and its implications for school management. It focuses on the relationship between family background and students’ poor academic performance in Kericho sub-county. Selected literature revealed that the major highlight on causes of poor academic performance is family background. However, there is need to find out what other factors are causing ...

Strategies That Enhance Students Access to Public Technical Training Institutions in Kenya

Abstract/Overview Stakeholders in the education sector in Kenya are concerned about low students’ participation in Technical Training Institutions. Despite the Government of Kenya’s efforts to upgrade infrastructure in these institutions, students’ participation has remained low yet the realization of Vision 2030 depends on middle level training. Therefore, this study was conceptualized to establish strategies adopted by Technical Training Institutions to support students access in ...

THE INTERSECTION OF EDUCATION, TRADE, AND LAW UNLOCKING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERING NIGERIAS FUTURE

ABSTRACT This article explores the critical intersections between education, trade rules, sustainable development, and the law, drawing on insights from a recent program at the University of Cambridge. The author, a civic and human rights educator and sustainability advocate, highlights how these interconnected domains can unlock sustainable development and empower Nigeria's future. The piece examines how trade rules can facilitate access to quality educational resources, leading to better ...

THE INTERSECTION OF EDUCATION, TRADE, AND LAW: UNLOCKING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERING NIGERIAS FUTURE

ABSTRACT This article explores the critical intersections between education, trade rules, sustainable development, and the law, drawing on insights from a recent program at the University of Cambridge. The author, a civic and human rights educator and sustainability advocate, highlights how these interconnected domains can unlock sustainable development and empower Nigeria's future. The piece examines how trade rules can facilitate access to quality educational resources, leading to better ...

Technologically-Driven Education: Uncovering the Two Sides Through Article Analysis

In this paper, we undertake an article analysis approach to examine the profound shift in education towards a technologically-driven curriculum. We explore the positives and negatives of this transformative phenomenon, while placing particular emphasis on the prescient warnings articulated by Goldin and Katz in "The Race Between Education and Technology." Additionally, we delve into the thought-provoking insights presented by Vidal in "Digital Education: The Approach of a Modern Teacher," spe...


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