Research Paper | Education Management | Kenya | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
Perceptions of Teachers on the Influence of Management of Classrooms on Academic Performance of Students in Public Secondary Schools in Konoin Sub-County, Kenya
Bii S.K. | Anditi Z.O. | Koross P.K.A
Abstract: Performance of students in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in Kenya and more so in Konoin Sub-County is poor. Performance of students in examinations is influenced by several factors among them being management of educational resources, both human and physical. Management of resources in education entails manipulating resources in order to achieve intended educational goals. One of the goals of education in Kenya is to produce quality and relevant manpower. This can only be achieved by providing quality and relevant education. One of the factors used to measure quality of education is performance of students in examinations especially the national examinations. The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of management of instructional resources on the performance of students in KCSE in Konoin Sub-County. The resource under the study is classrooms. These was selected because it is directly used for academics and related programs. This was done by studying the teachers perceptions on the influence of management of classrooms on performance in KCSE. Descriptive survey research design was used in this study. The target population was 300 teachers in 30 public secondary schools in Konoin Sub-County. Sample of 76 teachers were sampled from specific departments in 16 secondary schools. Principals of selected schools were interviewed to get their views on management of resources used for triangulation of data. Data was collected using Teachers Questionnaire on Management of Resources (TQMR) while Principals Interview Schedule (PIS) was used to get information from the principals. The study instruments were validated by six experts from the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Management in the Faculty of Education and Community Studies at Egerton University. The instruments were pilot tested in three schools and items in TQMR were split into two that is even and odd and used to compute Cronbach alpha coefficient where a coefficient of 0.82 was obtained which was within acceptable limit of 0.7. Descriptive statistics including frequencies and percentages were used in the analysis of data by use of Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS) version 17.5 for Windows. The general observation from the finding is that teachers perceive management of classrooms to greatly influence performance of students in the national examinations. The study finding provides data which can be used by principals to improve on their management in order to better students performance in exams and that ministry of education officials can also find the data useful in making decisions on schools management and that data obtain can be used for further studies.
Keywords: Management, Perception, Performance, Principal, Stakeholders
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 239 - 244
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