ERIC Number: ED248224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Low Performance in History Primary Teachers Examination in Kenya. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation No. 98.
Ajwang-Ojuka, S. N.
A study explored the possible causes of low performance in history examinations by teaching candidates in Kenya. Questionnaires were sent to primary and secondary school students and teachers, preservice students in teacher colleges, college history lecturers, and school and college heads. The questionnaires attempted to determine the attitudes of both learners and teachers toward history, the history syllabus, methods of teaching history, resources for learning and teaching, and inservice opportunities for history teachers. The purpose was to identify how much certain factors have contributed to low performance: (1) students' academic background and attitude toward history; (2) teachers' qualifications and attitudes; (3) availability of teaching and learning resources; (4) teaching and learning methods and inservicing of teachers; (5) teaching load of school staffs; (6) number of required subjects for students; (7) professional commitment on the part of teachers and preservice teacher candidates; and (8) the scope of the history syllabus. Findings in each category of the surveyed populations are presented in tabular format accompanied by narrative analysis. Recommendations are made for improving history instruction at all grade levels, from primary schools through teacher colleges. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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: Legibility is poor.