ERIC Number: ED222193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Extent to Which Radio Is Used in Teaching of Home Science in Urban Primary Schools in Kenya. African Studies in Curriculum Development and Evaluation. No. 30.
Nguchu, Ruth Rukunga
This study surveyed parents, headmasters, and home economics teachers from 12 primary schools in Nairobi to collect information on the extent of radio use in home economics teaching, the reasons for use or non-use, and parental attitudes toward educational radio programs in general. Upper primary (standard 4-7) home economics teachers completed a questionnaire, while information from headmasters and parents was gathered through interviews and discussions. Results based on a small sample show that few schools used home economics radio lessons and that home economics is not even taught at some schools. Many teachers trained to use radio lessons are not using the programs, and some are unaware of the programs' existence. Survey results indicate a need for more broadcast and program materials, slower program pacing, audiotapes of the programs, teacher inservice training, more radio receiving equipment, and more home economics classrooms. Conclusions suggest that additional research on the original questions concerning radio use and non-use is needed. A sample radio script on cleaning of rooms and a copy of the questionnaire for home science teachers are appended. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).
Authoring Institution: African Curriculum Organisation.
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