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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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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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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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Kiarie, Simon M. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The teachers' perceptions on environmental education play a key role on how students learn, retain and apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills in changing their perceptions of their environment. This also enhances their achievement in environmental education. This study was designed to investigate the effects of teachers' perceptions on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Science Achievement
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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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Akaranga, Stephen; Simiyu, Patrick Cheben – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
In Kenya, Christian Religious Education is taught and examined by the Kenya National Examinations Council in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education at the end of the four years of Secondary Education cycle. The teaching of this subject in Secondary Schools ensures that learners are offered an opportunity to develop morally and spiritually…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Religious Education, Christianity
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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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Julius, Kemboi; Osman, Ahmed – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
In Kenya, there is a national concern over English language dismal performance over the years in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E). Blame has been put on teachers of English language for relying on techniques that favor them at the expense of their students. This article therefore sought to assess the use of role-play technique as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Role Playing, Secondary School Students
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Gudu, Benter Oseno – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
There is a general public concern in Kenya that majority of Form Four school leavers lack communicative and linguistic competence and thus cannot sustain conversation in English language without occasionally code switching to "Sheng" or Kiswahili. This study sought to find out the classroom activities used by teachers to promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Skills, Sampling, English (Second Language)
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Bundotich, Sarah; Kimaiyo, Lilian – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Academic performance is a function of many interrelated variables including inherent study efforts, modes of teaching, school environment and students ability. Many gifted students may face myriads of academic problems, which may however, be masked by their academic prowess, yet research into this realm is limited in Kenya. The objectives of the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Required Courses
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