Have you wondered why there is conflict in the Northern part of Kenya?This book will tell you why and how it has affected education. Influence of cattle rustling has concise and detailed analysis on the causes, effects and challenges and the measures taken to stop cattle rustling. Access to good quality education in the conflict affected area has seriously been imperiled because schools, teachers and students have been a target of violent attack.Schools therefore have closed down and others have registered a low enrollment not to mention the drop out rates which are very high. All this has happened due to insecurity in the affected areas. Study objectives have been formulated which are used to come up with questions for questionnaires. This has established the various causes of cattle rustling. The book has also established that cattle rustling has an effect on pupils access to Primary Education. In the end, recommendations have been highlighted so that pupils can continue with their education without fear.
This book is a summary of a research work done in Kakamega County of Kenya in establishing the challenges experienced by Banks in effecting Credit Bureau Regulations established by the Central Bank of Kenya. Access of credit has been a big challenge especially to the SME segment and hence this piece of work can be employed by the government and banks in the view of addressing these challenges and implementing the recommendations
Free Primary Education has posed a number of challenges to the Kenyan government since its inception in 2003. The policy has led to an influx of pupils into public primary schools against a stagnant teacher population. This work investigated the effect of the policy on teacher adequacy,teacher effectiveness and how educational stakeholders are coping up with the situation. Kakamega South District which is found in Kakamega County (Kenya) was the locale considered for the study. This was due to its rural setup that makes teachers desert such schools in favour of those found in urban places. The findings attest to the fact that Free Primary Education Policy impacted on pupil enrolment. There is need for the Kenyan government to hire more trained teachers in public primary schools so as to ensure provision of quality basic education.
The growing trend of knowledge of science and technology is by no means a major contributing factor to the economic transformation of most of the world’s economies. The development of science and technology is also recognised worldwide as vital for a nation’s overall economic development. When used effectively, science and technology is able to improve productivity and meet the needs of society. This in effect makes the role of the science teacher very unique and important in the realization of the goal scientific endeavours of every country. It is in this vein that this book focused on the peculiar challenges the teachers faced in the teaching of Integrated Science and also help create awareness among the people as to what they can do to help improve science education. The book takes therefore an investigative and explorative view into the challenges of teaching Integrated Science in the public Junior High Schools in the Kwahu West Municipality. It also looked at the teacher support services available in the Municipality to help the science teachers deal with challenges that might exist to hinder their performances.
The worldwide education policy is inclusive, majority of people view it as the most conducive setting for learners. However, countries like Kenya are still grappling with segregated approach, where children with moderate and severe disabilities learn in special schools. These schools are still believed to provide adequate "related services" to these children. Practically these services are hard to come to enhance their academic and social participation in schools. Educating children with physical disabilities require a multidisciplinary approach that brings professionals from both academic and medical field for these children to perform at school. This book therefore sheds light on necessity of support services in school performance of children with physical disabilities at school and the role of teachers in coordinating the work of professionals for these children to get adequate services to facilitate their learning. The content will be useful for teachers, administrators in education, students training in Special Needs Education, parents and anyone else who would wish to improve and maintain the delivery of support services to learners with physical disabilities.
This book is about challenge that teachers face in handling adolescent students in secondary school, the case study of Ilemela District in Mwanza city. This spells out challenges that teachers face in handling adolescent and supportive alternative that stakeholders may take to overcome those challenge. Through this book teachers may understand and take appropriate measures against the adolescent students, for parents it helps them to know social, psychological and physical changes of their children and how they can handle them.
The study pertained to the investigation of effects and challenges of donor funded education in Chipinge West primary schools. A survey research design was employed. Ten out of thirty-two schools were selected using disproportionate random sampling. The participants constituted 127 teachers, 5 donor agency workers, 210 donor funded pupils and the same number of guardians or parents of the donor funded children. A questionnaire was used for teachers while interviews were employed for donor agency workers, donor funded pupils and guardians or parents of the donor funded children. The collected data was presented, analysed and discussed in continuous written discourse, with illustrations using tables, pie-charts and bar graphs. The research unearthed various interesting issues. Firstly, it was revealed that donor funded education was a necessity to both pupils and Chipinge West primary schools. Such funding redressed school fees and stationery challenges and other basics such as food and uniform for the donor funded pupils. The schools also benefited in stationery and renovation and construction of school structures such as classrooms..
The purpose of this book was to investigate the effect of enrolment in public primary schools on quality of education in Nakuru Municipality. The study adopted a cross sectional survey research design with study units being drawn from representative public primary school teachers and pupils in Nakuru municipality. Findings from the study revealed that the FPE programme had led to increased enrolment in most of the sampled schools, with huge class sizes whereas the teaching load for most teachers was big, and available school facilities were inadequate. Furthermore, the current staffing level was the strongest impediment in realization of the objectives of FPE thereby affecting Performance in examination as the workload for the teacher has continued to pile. Based on these findings, it is recommended that the Government should put more effort to define clearly what role the parents need to play in partnership with other stakeholders in the provision of education within the public primary schools in Kenya. The Human Capital theory was referred to as a basis for this study where education is viewed as a necessary investment for the benefit of society at large.
This study was designed to investigate factors that influence girls’ performance in physics in (28%) national schools in Kenya, for there is a lower performance index of girls opting to study physics in high schools. The factors of attitudes of students, learners’ ability, and teacher characteristics were found to affect performance of girls in physics. A survey among 228 form 2 students in 5 national schools in Kenya, as well as teachers of science and mathematics in the schools was carried out. Questionnaires were used to collect data for both teacher and student factors. In addition, an Achievement Test was used to isolate areas of misconceptions that account for poor performance of girls. The data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The study showed students’ attitude, learner’s ability and teacher characteristics, affected girls’ enrollment and performance in physics. The girls had better positive attitudes and performance in learner abilities in physics than the boys. The results also showed that teachers of physics in the girls’ schools are efficient in instructional designs. The results showed strong preference of girls to physics practical work.
This book has been analyzed the psychological challenges facing low income earning women living with HIV/AIDS in Nakuru Kenya. It is a useful book to the Ministry of Health in Kenya and other Non-Governmental organizations, in coming up with strategies for protection of the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), stigma reduction programs and preventive measures of new infections among women.
The aim of this research was to explore how examiners achieve and maintain high quality assessment during marking and moderation of the BGCSE (Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education) Home Economics coursework in Botswana. In 2000, localization of the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) to the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) took place as per the recommendations of the Revised National Policy on Education (RNPE) document. This new certificate system, marked locally, allows for varied modes of assessment, with more emphasis being placed on continuous assessment. In addition the assessment is school-based, with teachers centrally involved. However, implementation of this new assessment approach exposed, among other challenges, challenges in establishing dependability of teachers’ assessment, possible increase in teacher workload, teachers’ lack of expertise and confidence in undertaking the assessment scheme. This book should provide useful knowledge for examiners and all those involved in assessment as well as being a handy reference material for the practising educationist in any adminstrative capacity.
Globally, the debate about inclusive education is on and the society is trying to find ways of meaningfully including the physically disabled students into the regular education system. Despite the fact that Bondo District has made remarkable achievements with regard to inclusion of the physically disabled students at primary school level, the degree of inclusion at secondary school level is unknown. The study therefore explored the degree of inclusion of physically disabled students in secondary schools in Bondo District. The objectives of the study were: to explore the degree of inclusion of physically disabled students in secondary schools, to establish the challenges facing the inclusion of the physically disabled students in secondary schools and to find out the effects of insufficient inclusion to the learning of the physically disabled students. The study was guided by social exclusion theory. The study design was exploratory. From the study, it emerged that a very small number of the physically disabled students who are eligible for secondary school are attending school.
Guidance and counselling in secondary schools in Kenya pre-dates independence in 1963. Schools in Olkalou Nyandarua County are faced with numerous student problems requiring comprehensive guidance and counselling. Student problems range from juvenile delinquency to outright crime. Proportionate, stratified and simple random sampling methods sufficed for selecting representative sample. Some 220 respondents comprising 200 students, 10 teacher counsellors and 10 head teachers were used. Research instruments included questionnaires developed by the researcher and validated through piloting in Nakuru District. Cronbach’s coefficient alpha at 0.72 was achieved as the reliability level. Data was analysed with computer software SPSS- 12.0.1 for Windows. Study found that majority of teacher counsellors had no professional training in guidance and counselling. Majority of students and teachers did not take guidance and counselling programmes seriously. The challenges in the course of guidance and counselling of students was lack of job motivation for teacher-counsellors, lack of cooperation from students and inadequate professional training opportunities for teacher counselors.
Now days indiscipline cases reported among the teachers in secondary school increasing which lead to poor academic performance among the students,this book found out the commonly indiscipline cases experienced to teachers in secondary school and techniques used to manage teachers discipline in secondary schools.This book target all educational stake holders especially teachers, tutors, lecturers, students, and educational administrator like head teachers, school managers, school directors and educational officers.
Leadership is one of the crucial elements of school improvement. Bangladesh is one of the densely populated countries where there are more than eighteen thousands of secondary schools. As a developing country most of the schools are established by the community people. Those are mainly situated in the rural areas where there are so many issues which can not be resolved by the government education administration. Schools are expected to be run by the local administration which is basically led by the head teacher (principal). So it is very important to have a knowledgeable and skilled person to have this position. The researcher tried to find out the possibilities and problems behind the effective leadership for the schools. This research was done in both the rural and urban areas to have the clear idea about the kind of leadership the head teachers provide.