Despite education being among the most effective means of mitigating the effects of environmental degradation, there has been very little investigation into the effectiveness of the various programs put in place for teaching Environmental Education in secondary schools‘ curriculum. The purpose of this study therefore was an attempt to investigate school-based factors that influence implementation of environmental education in Secondary schools in Molo District of Nakuru County in Kenya. The study sought to identify the status of physical resources used in teaching environmental education; find out the approaches used in teaching environmental education; determine teachers’ levels of training and preparedness in handling the curriculum; establish levels of interaction between students and teachers for pro-environmental behavior change and determine difficult areas of communication in environmental education. The findings are discussed herein.
The study aimed at establishing factors influencing the implementation of NFE in non formal schools of informal settlements of Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Nairobi Kenya. The study endeavoured to identify the challenges faced by NFE sector in non formal primary schools of Mukuru Kwa Njenga informal settlements. It also sought to establish the administrative challenges that head teachers face as result of lack of qualified and professional teachers, teacher turnover, teachers’ attitude towards NFE, inadequate physical facilities and inadequate of teaching/ learning resources. The study was based on A Theory of Change. The research design used in this study was descriptive survey. The target population was the NFSs of the informal settlements of Mukuru Kwa Njenga. The research instrument used was one set of questionnaire to the head teachers, teachers and students. In data collection twenty schools were used whereby one was used for piloting and nineteen for final study. The respondents were primary school heads of non formal schools, teachers and students of NFS. The data was analyzed using frequencies and percentages for easier interpretation.
Since Kenya is a renown Tourist destination there is need for kenyan Tour Operators to market it effectively. Tourism is an experiential product for which the consumer expects value for money. In order to satisfy his needs the tourist expects the service to be readily accessible and provided with speed. The implementation of E-commerce in the Kenyan Tour Firms' Operations will increase speed of delivery and enable consumers access the various tourist attractions available in kenya. Most business organizations today are embracing new technologies such as E-commerce to enable them attain a competitive edge. Since Tour Operators are in the service industry, most of their activities e.g sales and marketing, reservations and even payment can effectively be carried out online. Hence, if kenyan Tour Operators Adopt E-commerce it will enable them raise their profits and become more competitive internationally.
The evolution of Information Technology (IT) and the ubiquitous computers have exponentially increased the need for organizations to change the way they do their work. Many organizations, institutions of higher learning inclusive, are leveraging on new technologies to achieve differentiation and competitive advantage. The multidepartment organizations like institutions of higher learning have had integrated systems like the enterprise resource planning (ERP) replace the traditional legacy systems. However, much as adoptability and acceptance have been widely achieved, literature shows that the major impediment to successful implementation of these ERP systems is usability and under utilization. The major objective of this study was to establish and determine the critical factors influencing effective usage of integrated tertiary software (ITS). ITS is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that is used in many organizations for decision making, though mostly, is used in institutions of higher learning. ITS like many other ERP systems is characterized by several factors that influence its effective usage.
Curriculum implementation is the process of delivering curriculum to the learners and is meant to bring into reality the required changes. The quality of teachers influences effective implementation of curriculum which in turn leads to high or low educational outcomes. This book presents results from a study that was conducted in Borabu Sub-county in Kenya to determine the teacher-related factors influencing the implementation of Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) curriculum. Earlier research had shown that the curriculum was not effectively implemented. The teacher-related factors hindering effective implementation of the curriculum were: Teachers’ low academic and professional qualifications; lack of in-service training; low motivation; and negative attitude towards curriculum implementation. The results showed that teachers were experiencing many challenges while implementing the curriculum including lack of teaching materials; lack of appropriate physical facilities; low salaries and lack of support from key stakeholders. In order to improve the implementation of the ECDE curriculum teachers should be motivated by stakeholders such as parents, government, etc
This study explores factors that influenced the policy process for the health sector reforms undertaken by the government. This is a qualitative research, which employs a case study approach. Four cases were selected and, based on a framework for analyzing the policy process, data was collected using interviews, FGDs and document reviews. With the help of a computer-assisted data processing system, the qualitative data was analyzed and findings are presented as four single-case studies. The cross-case analysis generated discussion and a multiple-case study was developed that helped in identifying factors influencing the policy process for the Punjab health sector reforms. The study revealed six factors: (1) absence of clearly defined principles and purposes; (2) insufficient involvement of stakeholders; (3) lack of a holistic view of context; (4) shortcomings of the policy machine; (5) need for a proper implementation structure; and (6) administrative fatigue of donors.
This book analyses school-based-teacher-evaluation practice in secondary schools in Western Kenya. Teachers are evaluated by management and peers through class observation during instruction and analysis of their professional tools such as schemes of work, lesson guides, records of work covered, lesson notes, learners’ exercise books and their portfolios. In this context, the author argues that other than analysis of professional tools, the other modes of teacher evaluation are hardly conducted. Therefore, it is difficult to establish if there is proper curriculum implementation. Consequently, she recommends that head-teachers should enforce observation of teachers during instruction and the government should ensure that all schools are adequately staffed with teachers. This book is a must-read for teachers, teacher educators, education policy makers and student teachers in Kenya and beyond.
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This book is a valuable addition in the research field of factors influencing FDI. In this research study it is tried to investigate what are the key factors influencing FDI and why these factors are are considered important for the inflow of FDI regarding host country. In this book mainly focus on three factors; Political instability, Rules and Regulations and Fluctuation in Economic Growth. These factors are considered crucial and analyzed critically by the investors prior to make decision for their investment in target country. In This book focus on situation of Pakistan regarding these factors and tried to measure what extent of relationsip exists between FDI and these influencing factors.
This book gives an insight on factors influencing conflict resolution in tertiary institutions.It fills the gap in the previous studies on the fact that factors on conflict resolutions were not adequately researched on effectively.It was concluded that economic factors have the greatest effect while cultural factors have the least effect on conflict resolutions. The book is of particular importance to policy makers of various institutions,researchers in conflict related issues,development agencies and other organizations addressing conflicts.
The construction industry is male dominated and has the ability to generate employment and income to a large percentage of the unemployed;some of whom have low level of education, training and skills. Factors influencing performance of informal labourers in the construction industry in Kenya include : terms and conditions of employment occupational health and safety related requirements and inadequate organization culture among others.They therefore exhibit features of poverty ,powerlessness ,exclusion and vulnerability. This calls for concerted effort by the government,employers , employees and other stakeholders to address the factors that negatively influence the performance of informal labourers
This research is examining factors influencing satisfaction on e-learning and its impact on knowledge sharing. It attempts to fill the existence study gap on the effect of satisfaction with e-learning on knowledge sharing. Results shown that there is positive relationship between perceived usefulness, perceived quality, perceived ease of use, interpersonal influence, external influence and satisfaction with e-learning. Furthermore it was proved that there is strong and positive relationship between satisfaction on e-learning and knowledge sharing
Dear reader! The Book entitled "Factors Influencing Business Growth of Cooperatives" assesses and presents clue about the main factors that influence business growth of cooperative societies in which the absence of them hinder the growth and vice-versa. Accordingly, four major factors was identified with eighteen sub factors. The effect of these factors is examined with appropriate questions posed on 146 respondents. The finding of this research contain the important way of solving these problems which hinder the growth of cooperatives. Therefore, I recommend you that to read this book in order to get important points on the subject matter.
This study sought to determine factors influencing the growth of small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Kisumu city of Kenya. The case study was beauty salons. Salons provide employment, contribute to entrepreneurship and innovation,and foster competitiveness. However, they have continually faced difficulties resulting in slowed growth of the sector. Some of the difficulties they face are high taxation, lack of credits, inadequate capital and poor book keeping, stiff competition, poor policies, bad politics, lack of adequate infrastructure, insecurity, bad management, in appropriate personal factors and superstitious beliefs. To this end the study summarizes these factors as monetary, environmental and internal. The study concludes that monetary factors are most critical to the growth of the salons. Finally the study recommends that the government of Kenya should create an enabling financial environment for salons as well courses on business management particularly in book keeping.
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors influencing effective teaching of life skills on HIV and AIDS in secondary schools in Gucha South District so as to improve ways of imparting such skills to students in secondary schools in Kenya. To achieve this, the study was guided by the following objectives: To determine whether teachers have been trained to teach effectively life skills on HIV and AIDS in secondary schools, to assess teachers’ and students’ attitudes towards effective teaching of life skills on HIV and AIDS in secondary schools, to find out adequacy of teaching/learning resources for teaching life skills on HIV and AIDS in secondary schools; and to analyze the teaching/learning strategies adopted by teachers in teaching of life skills on HIV and AIDS in secondary schools. A descriptive survey design was used and the study findings are presented and discussed in this publication.