The Influence Of Selected Factors On Secondary School Students’ Access To The School Farm For Teaching And Learning Practical Aspects Of Agriculture In Masaba North Sub-county, Kenya

The central aim of agricultural education at secondary school level is to train students in basic principles of agriculture and develop their skills. Although most schools offering agriculture subject have the school farm, few teachers often use supervised practical lessons. The study sought to determine; the availability of school farm, the level of secondary school students’ access to the school farm, and the influence of class size and teachers’ practical experience on students’ access to the farm as a facility for teaching/learning practical aspect of agriculture subject in public, mixed day secondary schools in Masaba North Sub-County, Kenya. The study employed cross-sectional research design. The target population for the study comprised 6,489 agriculture students and 26 agriculture teachers (total=6,513) from 26 mixed public day secondary schools in Masaba North Sub-County. Through proportionate random sampling, 15 secondary schools were selected to represent the four educational zones in the Sub-County. The sample size for students constituted 200 respondents. In addition, one agriculture teacher was purposively selected from each of the 15 sampled schools. Data collection instrument for the study was a semi structured questionnaire. Fellow graduate student, the supervisors and research experts in the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension of Egerton University ascertained the validity of the instruments. Pilot testing on a sample of 30 respondents was carried out in mixed public secondary schools from Gucha Sub-county. Reliability of the instruments was tested using Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient and a reliability coefficient of α=0.78 obtained.

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APA

Josephine, E (2021). The Influence Of Selected Factors On Secondary School Students’ Access To The School Farm For Teaching And Learning Practical Aspects Of Agriculture In Masaba North Sub-county, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-selected-factors-on-secondary-school-students-access-to-the-school-farm-for-teaching-and-learning-practical-aspects-of-agriculture-in-masaba-north-sub-county-kenya

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Josephine, Evelia "The Influence Of Selected Factors On Secondary School Students’ Access To The School Farm For Teaching And Learning Practical Aspects Of Agriculture In Masaba North Sub-county, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 14 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-selected-factors-on-secondary-school-students-access-to-the-school-farm-for-teaching-and-learning-practical-aspects-of-agriculture-in-masaba-north-sub-county-kenya. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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Josephine, Evelia . "The Influence Of Selected Factors On Secondary School Students’ Access To The School Farm For Teaching And Learning Practical Aspects Of Agriculture In Masaba North Sub-county, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 14 May. 2021. Web. 18 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-selected-factors-on-secondary-school-students-access-to-the-school-farm-for-teaching-and-learning-practical-aspects-of-agriculture-in-masaba-north-sub-county-kenya >.

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Josephine, Evelia . "The Influence Of Selected Factors On Secondary School Students’ Access To The School Farm For Teaching And Learning Practical Aspects Of Agriculture In Masaba North Sub-county, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-selected-factors-on-secondary-school-students-access-to-the-school-farm-for-teaching-and-learning-practical-aspects-of-agriculture-in-masaba-north-sub-county-kenya