Abstract:Despite various government interventions teenage pregnancies is still persistent. Such interventions include the government policy of integration of the teenage mothers in schools. The purpose of this study is to establish the factors influencing teenage pregnancies in mixed secondary schools in Nyamira South; Nyamira County, Kenya Descriptive survey design was adopted in this study. The study targeted 42 Public Mixed Secondary schools, 42 principals, 42 guidance and counseling teachers and 5953 girls in Nyamira South Sub-County. Clustered sampling was used to select the 13 Public Mixed Secondary schools in the Sub-County whose head teachers, guidance and counseling teachers and students participated in the study. Purposive sampling was used to select the Sub-County Quality and Standards Officer, Sub-County Director of Health services as respondents in the study. Questionnaires and interview schedules were used to collect data. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and presented in form of percentages, frequencies and tables. Qualitative data was categorized and analyzed into various themes as they emerged. The study found out those teenage mothers in school are stigmatized, discriminated and experience financial challenges that make them drop out of school. The study concluded that the problems teenage mothers face in school affect their performance negatively .The problems teenage mothers face in school need urgent remedy for Kenya to realize the millennium development goals (MDGs) and Vision 2030. The study recommends for the formulation and implementation of stringent laws by the government to protect the rights of the girl child in school. The Ministry of Education should also ensure that teenage mothers in school are not stigmatized or discriminated. Further study is suggested on challenges facing teenage mother’s integration in pure boarding schools.
Keywords:Government interventions, Teenage pregnancies, Teenage Mothers Integration in Schools. Title:Factors Influencing Teenage Pregnancies in Mixed Secondary Schools in Nyamira South, Nyamira County, Kenya Author:Orioki Motiso Edward, Dr. Kennedy N. Getange ISSN 2349-7831 International Journal of Recent Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IJRRSSH) Paper Publications
FACTORS AFFECTING SUPERVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN SCHOOLS
Abstract:There are complaints in ECD centers on continued neglect as far as ECD teaching is concerned and that there seems to be little or no supervision at all. Although a policy is in place, there is poor implementation due to lack of uniform curriculum and standardization. The study sought to establish factors affecting supervision of Early Childhood Education curriculum in schools. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The study was conducted in Nandi Hills Division of Nandi East Sub County. Nandi East Sub County has a total of 155 ECD centers and 8317 children in ECD centers. The target population of this study comprised of 155 ECD centers in Nandi East district (105 Public ECD centers and 50 private ECD centers). The 32 teachers and 32 head teachers and 20 field officers totaling 84 respondents formed the study sample size and answered the questionnaire. Questionnaire and the interview schedule and document analysis was the main instruments of data collection. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis. The study established that the supervision of the ECDE curriculum is affected by factors such as availability of finances, infrastructure, locality of ECD centers, strategic objectives, support from the management, dispersion of the ECD centers, local leaders; and sponsor involvement among others. The study recommended that there was need to improve the monitoring and evaluation process through enhanced initiatives to include supports to prepare the Child for school and equally importantly, supports to prepare the school for the child.
Keywords:Factors, Supervision, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum. Title:FACTORS AFFECTING SUPERVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN SCHOOLS Author:Kogo .J. Lydia ISSN 2349-7831 International Journal of Recent Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IJRRSSH) Paper Publications
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