The impact of school-community on curriculum development: (case study in Kampala District)

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
This research was taken up, following a problem in Uganda which is the continuous search for obs by new graduates; yet there is a lot of work to be done in the villages from where these People hail. This problem reflects an irrelevancy of the education system in the country which Prepares people for white- collar jobs which are not readily available instead of producing job makers.The research profited from the Social Cognitive Theory of N.E.Miller and J.Dollard (1941), which treats the problem; “how do people’s experiences, environments, and behaviors affect how they learn?” The research investigated into the ways in which school-community relationship can help in the development of a relevant education curriculum so that once a new graduate leaves ~ils/her school, he could at once go to his place of origin and use the knowledge from the school ~o improve the livelihoods at home. The research concentrated its efforts within Kampala district among the ten (10) schools which perform better according to the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). Kampala district was chosen by the researcher because it has most of the educational offices like the Ministry Of Education and Sports and also the Curriculum Development Center.To get the best information out of the research population, the researcher employed the use of research questionnaire and research interview guide tools.
A research dissertation submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree of Masters of Education (Education Management) of Kampala International University
Curriculum, Development, School-community