International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Kenya | Volume 5 Issue 11, November 2016


Utilisation of Educational Media in Teaching and Learning of Oral Literature in Butere Sub County Secondary Schools, Kenya

Wetende Christine Makokha


Abstract: In Kenya, the teaching of Oral Literature in public secondary schools is a matter of great concern. Performance of secondary schools in Literature has been poor for a long time and gets worse in spite of the competitive teacher training programs in the country. The purpose of this study was to assess the availability and utilization of audio-visual teaching resources in teaching Oral Literature among high schools in Butere Sub County. The specific objectives were, to find out availability of audio-visual instructional resources and to determine the utilisation level of audio-visual resources in teaching and learning Oral Literature. Bruners theory of discovery learning guided the study. The sample size comprised of 25 headteachers or their deputies and 63 Oral Literature teachers. The instruments for data collection comprised of observation checklist, interview guides and a self-administered questionnaire. The study established that most audio-visual instructional resources were unavailable in many schools. The common audio-visual instructional resources identified were, textbooks, storybooks, short forms, poems, journals, narrative collections, drums, horns, cassettes and resources persons. Those devices that were unavailable in most schools were, accruements, still pictures, pianos, slides and videos. The study recommends that schools should invest more in acquisition of modern audio-visual instructional media and government need to support schools in acquisition of audio-visual instructional media.


Keywords: Audiovisual, Availability, Oral Literature and Instructional Resources


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 11, November 2016,


Pages: 757 - 765


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