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ERIC Number: EJ1099583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Coping with Resource Management Challenges in Mumias Sub-County, Kakamega County, Kenya
Anyango, Onginjo Rose; Orodho, John Aluko
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n11 p127-133 2016
The gist of the study was to examine the main coping strategies used to manage resources in public secondary schools in Mumias Sub-County, Kakamega County, Kenya. The study was premised on Hunts (2007) theory on project management. A descriptive survey design was adopted. A combination of purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to draw 25 head teachers, 200 teachers and 25 chairpersons of Parents Teachers Association (PTAs), yielding a total sample of 250 respondents. Interview schedules and questionnaires were used to collect data from chairpersons and head teachers/teachers, respectively. The study established that the various resource management challenges were: inadequate funding by the Government through the Ministry of Education, overstretched physical facilities as well as inefficient utilization of the available physical and human resources in schools. In addition, most schools had devised coping strategies to manage the constraints. It was recommended that school managers should involve teachers and learners in decision making process regarding effective management strategies that enhance school quality outcomes in Mumias Sub-County, Kakamega County, Kenya.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya
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