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Mwihaki, Irungu Cecilia; Josphat N, Kagema; Wambugu, Gachahi Michael – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Students' overall performance in country wide national examinations in Kenya has recorded below mean achievement as attested by Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results. The number of students scoring grade D+ and below has consistently remained high compared with those attaining grade C+ and above which is the country's minimum…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Martin, Staci B.; Burbach, Jessica H.; Benitez, Lulis Lares; Ramiz, Irisa – London Review of Education, 2019
Too often youth from vulnerable communities see themselves talked about in academic research, but are rarely involved as co-researchers or co-authors of research. The purpose of this article is to share our reflections on engaging youth, their experiences and their perspectives on the multi-levels of impact of participatory action research…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Refugees, Foreign Countries
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Mogford, Elizabeth; Lyons, Christopher J. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
Despite recent calls, research on ISL has focused almost exclusively on learning outcomes for global North students. We know comparatively less about how ISL programs may impact the knowledge and perceptions of student participants from host countries in the global South. We examine learning outcomes for Kenyan students who interact with visiting…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Jonyo, Dorothy Owuor; Jonyo, Bonn Odera – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
This is a conceptual paper which reviewed the role of secondary school heads in curriculum supervision and implementation in Kenya. The main objective is on the process of execution of the curriculum with a particular emphasis on the role of secondary heads in the supervision. The paper highlights the theory which curriculum is grounded and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Administrator Role, Principals
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Lopez, Ann E.; Rugano, Peter – Education Sciences, 2018
Leadership matters in the engagement and achievement of students. Much of the research in this area has emanated from western contexts and there is a growing demand for research and knowledge generated from emerging areas of the world. This qualitative study through the use of narratives, examines the experiences of three female secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Secondary Schools, Principals
Nzuki, Charles Kyalo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The effects of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and the Free Secondary Education Policy (FSEP) on access to secondary school education in Kenya's Yatta sub-county have not been adequately explored in available public policy literature. Hence, this qualitative multiple-case study was designed to understand the effects of the 2 policies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Access to Education, Qualitative Research
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Bii, P. K.; Too, J. K.; Mukwa, C. W. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Teacher's attitude towards some particular technology influences their willingness to use that technology in their instructional processes, and consequently the attitude and responses of students to the technology that they observe teachers using. This has a direct bearing on whether or not such technology will successfully be integrated into…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education
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Orwenjo, Daniel Ochieng; Erastus, Fridah Kanana – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Kenya, like many African countries, has faced enormous challenges in the production of and access to quality relevant teaching and learning materials and resources in primary and secondary school classrooms. This has been occasioned by a plethora of factors which include, but are not limited to, lack of finances, tradition, competence, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Aholi, Seraphine Sherry; Konyango, Jacob J. J. Ochieng'; Kibett, Joash K. – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of instructional resources in learning agriculture in secondary school on employment creation in Vihiga County, Kenya. The study was conducted in Emuhaya Constituency, and it adopted qualitative research design using descriptive survey method. The target population was the youth who learnt…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Instructional Materials, Agricultural Education
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Kariuki, Mercy Gathoni; Mbugua, Zachariah Kariuki – Pedagogical Research, 2018
Student motivation is an essential component that plays an instrumental role in their learning. Although academic motivation has received much conceptual and empirical focus, cases of high school students exhibiting lack of willingness to execute the academic tasks are rampant, leading to decline in performance at Kenya Certificate of Secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Reinhardt, Franziska; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga; Deribo, Tobias; Happ, Roland; Nell-Müller, Sarah – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2018
Gaining access to higher education (HE) is a serious concern for refugees. Although studies on the integration and success of refugees in HE are scarce, the challenges associated with this issue as well as its international relevance are becoming apparent. The "Success and Opportunities for Refugees in Higher Education" (SUCCESS) project…
Descriptors: Refugees, Access to Education, Higher Education, Online Courses
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Bellino, Michelle J. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
This study documents the aspirations and apprehensions of youth as they complete secondary schooling in Kakuma Refugee Camp. Navigating contradictory discourses about the value of education, school-leavers approach postsecondary opportunities with attention to social status hierarchies, economic viability, and collective expectations for…
Descriptors: Refugees, Nationalism, Secondary School Students, Educational Opportunities
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Mutegi, Reuben Gitonga – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This paper examines the actual cost of school uniform by age, gender, class and type of school and how it influences pupils' access to secondary education in Kenya. The study used correlational research design and targeted all the 26 secondary school principals and 23,275 household heads in Tharaka south Sub-county, Kenya. The sample size…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Demand, School Uniforms, Costs
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Chang, Lei; Lu, Hui Jing; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Skinner, Ann T.; Bornstein, Marc H.; Steinberg, Laurence; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Chen, Bin Bin; Tian, Qian; Bacchini, Dario; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Pastorelli, Concetta; Alampay, Liane Peña; Sorbring, Emma; Al-Hassan, Suha M.; Oburu, Paul; Malone, Patrick S.; Di Giunta, Laura; Tirado, Liliana Maria Uribe; Tapanya, Sombat – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Safety is essential for life. To survive, humans and other animals have developed sets of psychological and physiological adaptations known as life history (LH) tradeoff strategies in response to various safety constraints. Evolutionarily selected LH strategies in turn regulate development and behavior to optimize survival under prevailing safety…
Descriptors: Safety, Physiology, Psychological Patterns, Longitudinal Studies
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Milligan, Lizzi O. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article explores the implementation of Kenyan secondary education in rural Western Kenya, focusing on learners' experiences. One of the key challenges to educational quality is shown to be the size and breadth of the secondary education curriculum. Learners are in school 12 hours a day with those approaching their final exams working three to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Secondary School Students, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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