The objective of the study was to investigate the school factors affecting inclusion of learners with disabilities among urban refugees in public primary schools of Ruiru District, Kiambu County, Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to: identify the environmental barriers eg. teaching/learning resources, unfriendly classrooms, inaccessible sanitary facilities and their effect on the inclusion of urban refugee learners with disabilities, establish teachers’ attitude towards inclusion of urban refugee learners with disabilities, establish regular learners’ attitude towards inclusion of urban refugee learners with disabilities and to assess the teachers’ competencies in handling the inclusion of learners with different types of disabilities in public primary schools of Ruiru District, Kiambu County.
A practical guide for primary school teachers, leaders and ICT coordinators who want to embed ICT into their teaching across the curriculum and set up a whole school provision.
This study aimed at establishing the curriculum barriers to the implementation of inclusion of learners with autism through a case study of City Primary School Nairobi County. Specifically the study sought to establish the attitude of teachers and regular learners towards learners with autism, suitability of available teaching and learning resources, qualifications of teachers to support learners with autism and adaptations made to the curriculum and teaching/learning strategies to suit learners with autism.
This book of easy-to-use ideas, practical tips and advice will help teachers prepare their pupils for the transition to secondary school and the many changes that happen at this crucial time in their lives.
Teachers in society have been faced by circumstances that force them to perform their duties below expectations & have been the subject of criticism that has failed to take into consideration situations beyond the teacher. Blame for the shortcomings of the education system has therefore rested squarely on teachers. Reforms in the education sector have continuously put pressure on teachers as the main implementers of change in the curriculum and the free primary education programme. Stress, teaching overload and burnout are consequences of working under difficult conditions that include excessive pressure with minimal regard to the teachers coping threshhold. The purpose of the research was to investigate on some selected factors related to burnout among primary school teachers in Nakuru Municipality. Focus was based on teacher personal characteristics, working environment and the aspect of social support. Ex-post facto research design was employed with the target population being primary school teachers. The population for the study consisted of 1198 teachers. A sample of 140 teachers was chosen at random for the study. A burnout inventory was used to collect data.
Purpose of This study was to investigate the factors contributing to the low rate of transition from primary school to secondary school in Juja division of Thika District. The objectives of the study was to establish the number of pupils registered for KCPE Examination in Juja division primary schools, the investors factors, socio-economic, socio-cultural, school based factors contributing to only small percentage of the pupils joining secondary school and to establish measures that could be taken to improve access of standard eight leavers to post primary education public secondary schools in Juja Division of Thika District. A descriptive survey design was used to collect data from, 5 head teachers, 20 teachers 300 pupils, 40 parents, and 12 investors. The study used questionnaires for investors, head teacher and teachers; interviews were administered to parents.
This study was conducted to explore the causes of primary school dropout in Pakistani context. Dropouts, their parents and teachers were surveyed for the purpose. School and individual factors emerged as the major causes of students' dropout from primary schools. Student’s socioeconomic status, grade retention, difficulties in learning, lack of interest in studies, unfriendly school, lack of basic facilities in school, teacher’s hostile attitude with students were the causes identified by the dropouts. School, student and family based causes forced the parents to make decision of withdrawal of their brood from school before completion of primary education. Primary school teachers were of the opinion that the leading causes which forced the child to leave school were parental carelessness, poor parental economic condition, grade retention, student’s out of school company, truancy, difficulty in learning, student's preference for child labor over studies, inability to continue learning, psychological problems, illiteracy of parents and student’s poor health. Curriculum seemed out dated, irrelevant and inflexible. The teachers’ professional training and commitment was a question mark.
This book project is a collection of educational psychology essays. The essays are meant to assist primary school teachers in their teaching as they draw a lot from educational psychology.A teacher who has knowledge of educational psychology is is able to handle students with diverse learning dispositions including respect for their individual differences.The essays were generated from the ideas of very influential theorists like Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner, Ausubel,and Maslow among others.Educational testing and measurement and evaluation has also been included as a critical aspect in teaching and learning in the primary school. The issue of motivation has also been given prominence as this is what drives learners to success.While the book deals and gives examples form the primary school, its use and the application of the ideas therin transcend educational boundaries.
The monograph is designed for theoretical and practical problems of research work of factors influencing on lifestyle primary school children. Authors presented research model and methodology for the empirical study of lifestyle primary school children. The monograph is dedicate for teachers pedagogical and medical universities, social workers, psychologists, doctors, schoolteachers, graduate students and anyone interested of factors influencing on lifestyle primary school children.
Universal Primary Education is one of the development priorities outlined in Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals. In many Sub-Saharan African countries, providing high-quality basic education to the 10-20 percent of primary age children who are still out of school is a serious policy concern. Provision of educational services for these children presents a series of problems, in particular, related to the distribution of teachers in urban and rural schools. This study finds that, there are more female primary school teachers in Ruangwa than male with close to seven out of ten adversely rating teacher recruitment, deployment and training system There is evidence to suggest that a combination of sector specific policies, inadequate salaries, attrition and personal preferences are responsible for inequitable distribution of teachers in Ruangwa, a factor that in turn adversely affects the number of available teachers in relation to pupils. This study recommends that the government devises a good strategy for motivating teachers to accept posts in remote rural areas by use of decentralization by devolution strategy
This study explores primary school teachers’ perceptions and attitudes towards childhood sexuality and the teaching of sexuality education at primary school level.Three focus group discussions were conducted with primary school teachers at three different schools.The findings indicated that teachers believe that all children have a sexuality but they differ as from what age children become sexual. Some teachers reported that they experience difficulties with parents and members of the community when teaching sexuality education at school. Further, teachers’ understanding of sexuality is gendered, believing that boys and girls develop and experience their sexuality in different ways. Teachers also indicated that they use the correct names and concepts relating to sexuality when teaching, but during the focus group discussions they experienced difficulty in doing so. Teachers reported a lot of cases of childhood sexual abuse, relating in some teachers viewing sexuality as similar to sex and within the negative framework of abuse. The study concluded with a plea from all the teachers for the effective training and education relating to sexuality that includes parents and the community
Job stress is the most common psychological phenomena that is prevalent among people who are in different jobs and professions. The task is challenging and demanding, but the teachers represent a mixed lot, with varied levels of skills, capabilities, resources, etc. Teachers who are capability and good, generally respected and appreciated, but instances are uncommon, when parents and students alike so not give a hot to the teachers, and blame them for any shortcomings observed in children/ school. The main intention of the study is to find the relation of stress among the primary school teachers with management, gender, locality, marital status, size of the family, age, teaching experience, annual income, qualification, caste and number of teachers in the school. The present book is aimed to identify the influence of stress and socio – demographic variables of primary school teachers. This book is more useful to the teachers, administrators, parents and researchers. I do not know to what extent I have succeeded in my attempt, but I feel this book is more useful to all.
The development of mindfulness in the classroom arms children with life-long skills that support their current and future mental health and well-being. However, with an ever-growing curriculum, planning for yet another aspect within a school day can feel like an overwhelming task. This book provides teachers with quick, easy and simple ideas to support the development of mindfulness as an integrated part of the school day without compromising the everyday demands of the primary curriculum and the classroom. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom is filled with simple tried and tested activities that, when used in conjunction with each other in everyday practice, develop positive mental health skills for all children, including those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.