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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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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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Jwan, Julius O.; Kisaka, Sella T. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Principals in Kenyan schools are required to adopt democratic school leadership practises as part of the government policy. Adopting an interpretive case study, this paper set out to explore the application of democracy, ethics and social justice in secondary schools in Kenya. The study was in two phases. Phase one: twelve school principals were…
Descriptors: Democracy, Social Justice, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Kobiah, Lydia Kanake – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Teacher empowerment has been the subject of considerable educational research in recent years, but the capacity of teachers in curriculum development especially in selection and organization of learning experiences has received limited empirical attention. The purpose of this study was to establish teachers' perspective towards their involvement…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Learning Experience, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Thuo, Daniel Njane; Nyaga, Veronica K.; Bururia, David N.; Barchok, Hilary K. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Education plays an important role in curbing the spread of HIV and AIDS among the youth. However, there is little known how teachers' motivation in teaching HIV/AIDS education affects students' knowledge and attitudes towards sexual behaviour. The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between teachers' level of motivation in…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sex Education, Correlation
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Kirima, Teresia Mugure; Kinyua, Susan Muthoni – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study examined teacher related factors influencing students' enrollment in Biology subject in public secondary schools in Meru Central Sub County in Kenya. The study utilized the descriptive survey research design on a target population of 9,859 respondents consisting of 9,748 Biology students, 62 trained Biology teachers and 49 Heads of…
Descriptors: Biology, Enrollment Influences, Teacher Influence, Public Education
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Okoth, Teresa A. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study investigated the challenges Form III English language teachers face when implementing the revised integrated English language curriculum. A mixed-method descriptive design was used in Eldoret East SubCounty in Kenya. Data was collected through questionnaires, interviews and reflective conversations. Cluster, purposive and random…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, English Instruction, Mixed Methods Research
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Magoma, Charles M. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The current Kenyan secondary English curriculum (2002) has adopted an integrated approach not only to teaching, but also to the assessment of English language and Literature. This re-organisation is meant to improve the standards of teaching and performance in English. However, national performance in integrated English has remained consistently…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Qualitative Research
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Napwora, Jesse Wekesa; Gudu, Benter Oseno; Mukwa, Chris Wekesa – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This paper highlights the results of a research conducted in Bungoma County of Kenya between 2008-2009. The objective of the study was to investigate the attitudes of teachers and students towards the impact of availability and use of daily newspapers on students' speaking competence in English language. The study was based on the Communicative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Newspapers
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Anderson, D.; Nashon, S.; Namazzi, E.; Okemwa, P.; Ombogo, P.; Ooko, S.; Beru, F. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2015
This study investigated Kenyan science teachers' pedagogical transformations, which manifested as they enacted and experienced a reformed contextualized science curriculum in which students' learning experiences were critical catalysts of teacher change. Twelve high school teachers voluntarily participated in the study and were interviewed about…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Locus of Control, Educational Change
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Matheri, Eunice Wangui; Cheloti, Selpher K.; Mulwa, David M. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Educational leadership has a critical role in the transformation of society, and for change to happen, effective leaders are key. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of principals' gender on management effectiveness in secondary schools in Mtito-Andei Division, Kenya. The study sought to establish the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Principals, Secondary Schools, Administrator Effectiveness
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