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Masingila, Joanna O.; Khatete, David W.; Maundu, John N.; Foley, Alan R.; Ndethiu, Sophia M.; Twoli, Nicholas W. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Teaching is a complex practice that requires teachers to draw upon their content knowledge, pedagogical approaches and strategies, and knowledge about learners in order to support learning. Integrating technology into the teaching and learning practice of a classroom is a strategy that many teachers are drawing upon. This article reports on the…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
Mwanda, Gideon; Midigo, Ronnie – Online Submission, 2019
Constructivist teaching and learning approach is one of teaching approach gaining popularity based on its principles of learner centered education. This study investigated the effectiveness of constructivist method of instruction on learning biology and challenges facing its implementation in secondary school students. The study design was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), Instructional Effectiveness
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Carr-Hill, Roy; Mbwika, James; Peart, Edwina – Intercultural Education, 2019
This article reports on a small case study of the impact of instructional materials on students, and the impact of high-stakes testing in Kenya on those who fail; who, because there is very limited employment, are potentially open to radicalisation. The setting is secondary schools in Kenya which, after the 1998 attacks by al-Quaeda and later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, High Stakes Tests, Secondary School Teachers
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Oyugi, Millicent; Gogo, Julius O. – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Studies conducted in USA, Dubai, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, central region of Kenya and some part of Nyanza region have revealed that principals' leadership styles influence performance in schools. Leadership style was found to contribute 32.8% to the students' performance in Kinangop. However, there was no information about the influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Leadership Styles, Principals
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Ndegwa, Alicia; Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Kenya has traditionally adopted a teacher-centred teaching methodology and is now aiming to make improvements by replacing this approach with an education system that is more child focused. The purpose of this study is to examine the Kenyan teaching system. It is an exploratory pilot study, which tries to establish whether governmental directions…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects, Student Attitudes
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Othoo, Hezekiah Adwar; Gogo, Julius O.; Olel, Maureen A. – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
The constitution of Kenya commits to providing Kenyan youths with access to quality education. Kenya has committed to achieve goal four of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aims to provide inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by the year 2030. An analysis of Kenya…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Quality
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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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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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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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Omollo, Atieno Evaline; Yambo, Onyango J. M. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of peer pressure on secondary school students' drop out in Rongo Sub-County, Migori County, Kenya. The statement of the problem showed that the sub-county had a dropout rate of 43 percent as compared to the neighboring sub counties like Uriri, Awendo, Nyatike, Kuria and Migori which had 25,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Dropout Characteristics, Peer Influence
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Kuya, Abwao Linet – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Tackling unemployment through vocationalisation of education is a strategy that has worked in countries such as United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Mozambique among others. It is in the light of this that the study sought to evaluate the methods of teaching Home Science in secondary schools for the purpose of informing policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Activities, Employment Qualifications, Secondary School Science
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Ndethiu, Sophia M.; Masingila, Joanna O.; Miheso-O'Connor, Marguerite K.; Khatete, David W.; Heath, Katie L. – Africa Education Review, 2017
The reality that teachers in developing countries teach large, and even overcrowded classes, is daunting and one that may not go away any time soon. Class size in Kenyan public secondary schools is generally 40-59 students per class. This article reports initial findings on teachers' and principals' perspectives related to large classes. We used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Principals, Secondary School Teachers
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Dalal, Medha; Archambault, Leanna; Shelton, Catharyn – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2017
This mixed-methods study explored the impacts of a semester-long technology professional development for secondary school international teachers from developing nations around the world. We used (a) a survey approach to examine international teachers' perceived technology integration abilities using the technological pedagogical content knowledge…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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Ndirangu, Caroline – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
This study aims to evaluate teachers' attitude towards implementation of learner-centered methodology in science education in Kenya. The study used a survey design methodology, adopting the purposive, stratified random and simple random sampling procedures and hypothesised that there was no significant relationship between the head teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation
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