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Tondeur, Jo; Krug, Don; Bill, Mike; Smulders, Maaike; Zhu, Chang – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
This study explores the introduction of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Kenyan secondary schools. Specifically, it is a case study of four schools with no previous access to ICT. The professional development programme from which data for this study were drawn was designed to support teachers learning to integrate ICT in the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Secondary Schools, Technology Integration, Faculty Development
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Mbugua, Stephen Ngugi; Kiboss, Joel; Tanui, Edward – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Teachers must understand the context within which students' performance improvement takes place. Operational effectiveness and strategy are both essential to superior performance and strategy execution is crucial for quality and better students' academic result. ICT can be a catalyst by providing tools which teachers use to improve teaching and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Information Technology, Academic Achievement, Surveys
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Ng'eno, J. K.; Chesimet, M. C. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study set out to find out the differences in teachers' perception of their preparedness to apply facilitation methods in teaching secondary school mathematics. Facilitation methods allow learners to be actively involved in the teaching and learning of mathematics hence making them be co-creators of knowledge. Facilitation teaching allow…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Amuko, Sheila; Miheso, Marguerite; Ndeuthi, Sophie – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This presentation is based on a larger study whose purpose was to explore the various opportunities and challenges influencing integration of ICT in teaching and learning Mathematics in secondary schools in Nairobi County. The study, adopted a descriptive survey design. Three instruments questionnaires', a structured interview schedule and an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Barmao, Anne C.; Changeiywo, Johnson M.; Githua, Bernard N. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The skills acquired in mathematics provide a country with a human resource that is highly educated and able to tackle most of the country's social economic problems. However, the performance of students at the KCSE mathematics examinations in Kenya has been dismal for many years. In addition, majority of the girls in particular have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Single Sex Classes, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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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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Muhingi, Wilkins Ndege; Mutavi, Teresia; Kokonya, Donald; Simiyu, Violet Nekesa; Musungu, Ben; Obondo, Anne; Kuria, Mary Wangari – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Given the known positive and negative effects of uncontrolled social networking among secondary school students worldwide, it is necessary to establish the relationship between social network sites and academic performances among secondary school students. This study, therefore, aimed at establishing the relationship between secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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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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Sabina, Asiago Lenah; Okibo, Walter; Nyang'au, Andrew; Ondima, Cleophas – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Job satisfaction is a major challenge among employees in many organizations. The purpose of this research project is to assess the effect of non-financial incentives on job satisfaction of teachers in public secondary schools of Kisii Sub County in the Republic of Kenya. The specific objectives for the study include: to assess the effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Secondary School Teachers, Regression (Statistics)
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Kindiki, Jonah Nyaga – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2015
The main objective of this study is to investigate policy implications for the abolition of corporal punishment in secondary schools in Kenya. Adopting a survey design, using questionnaires, interviews and documentation, a sample of 355 was selected from target population of 3228 teachers, students and parents. The data were analysed thematically.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Discipline Policy, Punishment
Musau, Lydia M.; Abere, Migosi Joash – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2015
Performance in Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) subjects among students in Kitui County, Kenya has perpetually been unsatisfactory. The aim of this study was to look into the extent to which teacher qualification influenced students' academic performance in SMT subjects. The study applied ex-post-facto survey research design. Random…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Qualifications, Academic Achievement, STEM Education
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Wanjala, Martin M. S.; Aurah, Catherine M.; Symon, Koros C. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The paper reports findings of a study which sought to examine the pedagogical factors that affect the integration of computers in mathematics instruction as perceived by teachers in secondary schools in Kenya. This study was based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). A descriptive survey design was used for this study. Stratified and simple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teacher Surveys
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Korir, Bornes Chepngetich – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The significance of blindness for a child's development depends on many variable factors. A blind child who does not suffer from additional disabilities, who is well cared for by parents and is helped to compensate for his sensory loss is able to develop very much as others do. Different people have different perceptions on disability and for this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Secondary School Students
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Onderi, Peter Omae; Okwara, Michael Okello; Raburu, Pam; Barongo, Samson; Mokaya, Evans; Mokogi, Henry; Omae, David – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Performance in mathematics in Masaba Sub-County, Kenya has been poor for many years. In 2010 the mean score was 3.2282, while in 2011 it had a mean score of 3.9528 and in 2012 it had a mean of 4.0660 which is far below the maximum mean of 12.00. The purpose of this study was to assess factors related to academic achievement in mathematics in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Oduor, Jane A. N. – Multilingual Education, 2015
This article proposes multilingualism in education, where indigenous languages are used alongside English as the media of instruction in schools to eventually promote their use in Kenya. It begins by stating Kenya's language policy in education. It then states the responses given by some primary and secondary school teachers who were interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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