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ERIC Number: EJ1167184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-2677
An Exploration of Life Skills Programme on Pre-School Children in Embu West, Kenya
Gatumu, Jane Ciumwari; Kathuri, Wilfred Njeru
Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, v7 n1 p1-6 2018
The Life Skills Programme, which is one of the newest programmes in the Kenya Preschool educational system was explored to establish the impact it had on the lives of preschool children in Embu West, Kenya. A primary school that is perceived as having well-disciplined children was purposively selected. The sample consisted of 39 students, 43 preschool teachers and 31 parents. The data collection methods included use of a questionnaire, interviews, observations and a documentary analysis. A content analysis was used to examine the data collected. A main finding was that, teachers and parents seemed to cherish the Life Skills Programme as a subject that enabled children to acquire relevant skills for their growth, development and survival. Another finding was an indication of a link between children who had mastered the life skills and academic performance. The study recommended the need to develop clear policy and supervisory guidelines to allow the effective implementation of the Life Skills Programme to benefit all children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya
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