ERIC Number: ED234006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of the Suitability of Primary Teachers' College Graduates as Primary School Teachers in Kenya. African Studies in Curriculum & Evaluation. No. 40.
Njeremani, Rodah D.
A study investigated both how teachers' effectiveness in the classroom reflected on their pupils' performance on the Certificate of Primary Education and whether teacher training programs prepared teachers for practical classroom demands. Responses were gathered from questionnaires and unstructured interviews with trained primary school teachers, head-teachers, and older (class seven) pupils in 20 Nairobi province schools (Kenya). Chapter 1 discusses the study background, purpose, and significance and provides a problem analysis and literature review. Chapter 2 is devoted to the methodology involved and study results are reported in a question-by-question analysis format in chapter 3. Chapter 4 supplies conclusions and recommendations. Particular recommendations included: (1) Students' teaching practice should be made longer than the present 12-weeks; (2) Schools should be well equipped with relevant textbooks for pupils and teachers; and (3) Schools should be provided with trained teachers for the most effective teaching. Study questionnaires and references are appended. (JMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.
Note: Requirement for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Development, University of Nairobi. Document contains light print and may be marginally legible.