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Kamau, Joyce – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Children with physical challenges have developmental needs and rights like other children and due to their exceptionality they call for more attention in provision of adequate quality mobility and educational resources to enhance their holistic development. However, it is apparent that provision of resources to children with physical challenges…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Special Schools
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Maiwa, Jeniffer Chepkoech; Ngeno, Godfrey – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The process of having inclusive education in Kenya has been very slow for children with special needs yet many of these children are still at home and have attained school going age. The purpose of this study was to assess teacher competencies in handling physically challenged pupils in public primary schools in Kericho County. The study was…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Statistical Analysis
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Jukes, Matthew C. H.; Turner, Elizabeth L.; Dubeck, Margaret M.; Halliday, Katherine E.; Inyega, Hellen N.; Wolf, Sharon; Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Brooker, Simon J. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
We evaluated a program to improve literacy instruction on the Kenyan coast using training workshops, semiscripted lesson plans, and weekly text-message support for teachers to understand its impact on students' literacy outcomes and on the classroom practices leading to those outcomes. The evaluation ran from the beginning of Grade 1 to the end of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement
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Shibo, Margaret Nekesa – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study was to compare the influence of management styles of head teacher's on pupils' performance in private and public primary schools in Nakuru municipality at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education level. The population comprised of teachers and head teachers in public primary schools. The study adopted the ex post facto…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Rwaimba, Samuel Muthomi – Online Submission, 2016
This was a descriptive survey study design which sought to establish the school based factors that affect the learning of Kenyan Sign Language in primary schools for learners with hearing impairment in Embu and Isiolo counties in Kenya. The target population was all teachers teaching in primary schools for learners with hearing impairment in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Elementary School Students, Deafness
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Mbach, Florence; Oboka, Wycliffe; Simiyu, Ruth; Wakhungu, Jacob – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Education was identified as the critical means of achieving behaviour change in and out of the classroom in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of HIV and AIDS among the youth. This study sought to investigate the constraints during HIV and AIDS curriculum implementation, the study was guided by social cognitive approach theories, survey and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum
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Muthoni, Njeru Idah; Otube, Nelly; Ondigi, Samson Rosana – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
This study investigated the factors that influenced low enrolment and retention rates of girls with disabilities in integrated primary schools. It further explored possible intervention measures that may be employed to mitigate the situation. The study was conducted in selected schools in Runyenjes (Embu East) and Manyatta (Embu North)…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Academic Persistence, Females, Disabilities
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Alampay, Liane Peña; Godwin, Jennifer; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Bombi, Anna Silvia; Bornstein, Marc H.; Chang, Lei; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Giunta, Laura Di; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Malone, Patrick S.; Oburu, Paul; Pastorelli, Concetta; Skinner, Ann T.; Sorbring, Emma; Tapanya, Sombat; Tirado, Liliana M. Uribe; Zelli, Arnaldo; Al-Hassan, Suha M.; Bacchini, Dario – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
There is strong evidence of a positive association between corporal punishment and negative child outcomes, but previous studies have suggested that the manner in which parents implement corporal punishment moderates the effects of its use. This study investigated whether severity and justness in the use of corporal punishment moderate the…
Descriptors: Punishment, Justice, Incidence, Child Behavior
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Nyeris, Raymond; Koross, Benjamin Towett – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The introduction of Free Primary Education (FPE) policy in 2003 was aimed at enhancing the enrolment of all school going-age children in Kenya indiscriminately. However, significant concerns have been raised by scholars and the public over the low enrolment of children with Special Needs Education (SNE). The main objective of this study was to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Sampling, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Silyvier, Tsindoli; Nyandusi, Charles – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of teacher characteristics on their competence in developing resilience in vulnerable primary school children. A descriptive survey research design was used. This study was based on resiliency theory as proposed by Krovetz (1998). Simple random sampling was used to select a sample size of 108…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary School Students
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Kisaka, Joseph – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The underrepresentation of girls in schools is a serious problem in many parts of the world and a serious one in Africa especially. In the wake of today's occurrences among them women becoming breadwinners because of incidences like divorce, education of girls is being considered equally important in any society in order to make them self-reliant.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disproportionate Representation, Females, Womens Education
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Mwirigi, Silas Francis; Muthaa, George M. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
To promote participation and access to education, the government introduced free primary education. The introduction of FSE has resulted into increased enrolment at all levels which has been blamed for the poor performance of pupils in public primary school of Imenti Central District. The current study sought to determine the impact of enrollment…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Oyier, Charles Richard; Odundo, Paul Amollo; Obat, Rispa Atieno; Lilian, Ganira Khavugwi; Akondo, Joseph Ochieng – World Journal of Education, 2015
Kenyan government launched Free Primary Education (FPE) in 2003 to make schooling affordable to all parents, but less attention has been paid to the quality assurance and equity of the education system. Studies have indicated that the FPE policy sacrificed the quality of education and this led to parents avoiding FPE offered in primary schools and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Parent Attitudes, School Choice
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Barmao, Catherine – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2013
This paper analyses factors contributing to under representation of female teachers in headship positions in Eldoret Municipality Kenya. The study was guided by socialization theory to hierarchical gender prescriptions which gave three distinct theoretical traditions that help, understand sex and gender. Descriptive survey was adopted for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Women Administrators
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Ngware, Moses W.; Mutisya, Maurice; Oketch, Moses – London Review of Education, 2012
This paper focuses on the patterns of teaching styles and active teaching across subjects and between low and high performing schools in an attempt to examine what accounts for differences in performance between schools which are within the same locality. It uses data collected in 72 primary schools spread across six districts in Kenya. Video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Active Learning