In-Service Training and Work Productivity of Teachers in Secondary Schools in Gucha District Kenya

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ABSTRACT 

The study sought to examine Teacher Training and Teachers’ Productivity in Secondary School in Gucha District, Kenya. It was guided by the following Objectives, to determine the level of Teacher training in secondary school, to find out the level of teachers productivity in terms of preparation for teaching, classroom culture and assessment and evaluation practices in the secondary schools in Gucha- Kenya, to establish the relationship between the Teacher training and productivity in public and private secondary schools in Gucha- Kenya. Methodology, This research study was mainly quantitative and employed descriptive and correlation survey research design. Descriptive because it aimed at describing the relationship between the two variables, Corelational since it aimed at finding the relationship between the two variables too. Twelve (12) secondary schools from Gucha district were used in the study. The study used all the 200 teachers and 308 year four students. All the 12 secondary schools participated in the study including all the 308 students in year four and all the 200 teachers participated in the study too. The researcher used standardized questionnaire. The study used quantitative data analysis; the researcher used means to analyze the Teacher training of teachers. Mean were also used to analyze the level of teachers’ Productivity. Correlation analysis using Pearson’s product correlation coefficient was used to analyze the relationship between Teacher training level of teachers and level of teachers’ Productivity. Findings, The level of Teacher training of teachers in Gucha District secondary schools is satisfactory. The study found that the general level of Career Training of teachers stood at high levels with an overall mean of 2.54. The level of teachers’ Productivity in terms of planning and preparation, classroom culture and instruction and assessment in Gucha District secondary schools was found to be high. The results showed that the overall level of teachers’ Productivity is high with an overall mean of 2.74. According to Pearson’s coefficient the relationship between Teacher Training and the teachers’ level of Productivity in secondary schools in Gucha District was strong and had the value of 0.251. Table 4 gave the nature and type of relationship between Career Training level of teachers and their level of Productivity, the discrepancy between the computed value and the critical value reveals that there was a significant relationship between Teacher training level of teachers and teachers’ level of productivity in secondary schools in Gucha District. Conclusions, the researcher concluded that the null hypothesis between the study variables was rejected and its alternate accepted leading to a conclusion that there is a strong significant relationship between teacher training level and teacher Productivity. In view of this research, the study came up with new knowledge based on the study findings. As pertains to the reviewed literature in this study, most of the studies cited were carried out in different contexts with different respondents and at different times. This study in particular was unique in its timing, choice of respondents and conceptualization of the dependent and independent variables. Recommendations, the researcher made the following recommendations that, educators in Kenya face a critical juncture in the road, as a new generation begins to take the reins and the responsibilities for educating our state’s children. As practitioners at all levels and policy- and law-makers consider next steps, we emphasize that in order to put high-quality teachers in all Kenyan classrooms, it will be critical to find a balance between actions focused on: short-term vs. long-term needs, and recruitment of teachers vs. Admission requirements for teacher preparation programs, should be raised. There should be parameters in place requiring Productivity-based assessment of new teacher candidates and evaluating their abilities. Decentralize instructional and budget decision-making, thus giving opportunity to locals to decide on priority on what they need to do first. Enabling teachers and principals to make choices that will best improve student achievement; teachers and principals understand their students and working environments better, the government should give them autonomous authority to make decisions on improvement and productivity issues. Government should ensure the implementation of adequate and well planned in service training programme for teachers at all levels of the educational system in Kenya.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

LIST OF TABLES

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE : INTRODUCTION 1

1.0 Background 1

1.1.1 Historical Background 1

1.1.2 Theoretical perspective 4

1.1.3 Conceptual Perspective 6

1.1.4 Contextual perspective 9

1.2 Statement of the problem 10

1.3 Purpose of the study ii

1.4 Research objectives 11

1.5 Research questions 11

1.6 Hypothesis 12

1.7 Scope 12

Significance of the study 12

Operational definition of Key Terms 14

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW ~ 15

2.0 Introduction 15

2.1 Theoretical Review 15

2.2 Conceptual Framework 22

2.3 Related literature 23

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY 17

3.0 Introduction 47

3.1 Research Design 47

3.2 Research Population 47

3.3 Sample Size 48

3.4 Sampling Procedures 49

3.5 Research Instrument 49

3.6 Validity 50

3.7 Reliability 

3.8 Data Gathering Procedures 51

3.9 Data Analysis 52

3.10 Ethical Considerations 53

3.11 Limitations of the Study 53

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS, AND INTERPRETATION 54

4.0 Introduction 54

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS~, 62

5.1 Introduction 62

5.1 Discussion 62

5.2 Conclusions 63

5.3 Recommendations 64

Areas for further research 65

REFERENCES 66

APPENDIX 1 A 77

TRANSMITTAL LETTER 77

APPENDIX lB 78

TRANSMITTAL LETTER FOR THE RESPONDENTS 78

APPENDIX II 79

CLEARANCE FROM ETHICS COMMITTEE 79

APPENDIX III 80

INFORMED CONSENT 80

APPENDIX IV 81

RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS 81

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE TEACHERS 81

Appendix iv (b): Questionnaires for Students 83

CURRICULUM VITAE 85


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APA

Consults, E. & OBIERO, M (2023). In-Service Training and Work Productivity of Teachers in Secondary Schools in Gucha District Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/in-service-training-and-work-productivity-of-teachers-in-secondary-schools-in-gucha-district-kenya

MLA 8th

Consults, Education, and MOSIGISI OBIERO "In-Service Training and Work Productivity of Teachers in Secondary Schools in Gucha District Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Jan. 2023, https://afribary.com/works/in-service-training-and-work-productivity-of-teachers-in-secondary-schools-in-gucha-district-kenya. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

MLA7

Consults, Education, and MOSIGISI OBIERO . "In-Service Training and Work Productivity of Teachers in Secondary Schools in Gucha District Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Jan. 2023. Web. 31 Jan. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/in-service-training-and-work-productivity-of-teachers-in-secondary-schools-in-gucha-district-kenya >.

Chicago

Consults, Education and OBIERO, MOSIGISI . "In-Service Training and Work Productivity of Teachers in Secondary Schools in Gucha District Kenya" Afribary (2023). Accessed January 31, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/in-service-training-and-work-productivity-of-teachers-in-secondary-schools-in-gucha-district-kenya