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Mwangi, Esther W.; Gachahi, Michael W.; Ndung'u, Catherine W. – Pedagogical Research, 2019
Children learn better when they socialise with items, tools and people in their environment. Provision of creative fun-filled environment boosts children's learning. Lack of a good socialising environment may affect a child's growth and development. The main goal of this study was to assess the role of mass media as a socialisation agent in…
Descriptors: Mass Media Role, Counties, Elementary School Students, Socialization
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Karaba, Mary Wanjiku; Gitumu, Margaret; Mwaruvie, John – Pedagogical Research, 2019
World Food Programme (WFP) and the Kenyan Ministry of Education introduced school feeding programme in targeted pre-primary and primary schools in 1980. However, its effects in promoting pupils' class participation in early childhood are not clear. The objective of the study was to assess the pupils' class participation in ECDE centres with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers
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Ngari, Job Njeru; Gachahi, Michael W.; Kimosop, Maurice K. – Pedagogical Research, 2018
Discipline management plays a pivotal role in enhancing learners' academic achievement. The Children Government is a key component geared towards enhancing children rights and creating a conducive learning environment. However, the inclusion of children government in discipline management in primary schools has not been appreciated by primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Rights, Discipline, Student Participation
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Kagoiya, Patrick; Kagema, Njogu – Pedagogical Research, 2018
School discipline is a core indicator of school effectiveness. Learner management is crucial and educational researchers need to focus on factors leading to indiscipline in schools. Guided by Planned Behaviour Theory that explores on guidance, counseling and good classroom management the study used the survey research design to sample 91 teachers…
Descriptors: Discipline, Behavior Problems, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Kariuki, Mercy Gathoni; Mbugua, Zachariah Kariuki – Pedagogical Research, 2018
Student motivation is an essential component that plays an instrumental role in their learning. Although academic motivation has received much conceptual and empirical focus, cases of high school students exhibiting lack of willingness to execute the academic tasks are rampant, leading to decline in performance at Kenya Certificate of Secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Mwangi, Esther Wanjiru; Ndung'u, Catherine; Gachahi, Michael – Pedagogical Research, 2018
Socialization agents shape pupils' behaviour. Pupils' behaviour has deteriorated over time in primary schools in Kenya. The purpose of the study was to contextualise the influence of socialization agents in shaping primary school pupils in Thika Sub County. The objective of the study was to assess the role of school variables in shaping pupils'…
Descriptors: Socialization, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries