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Title: Attitudes of Girls in Secondary School towards the Performance of Science Subjects in Kenya: A case study of North Eastern Girls' Secondary School in North Eastern Province.
Authors: Abdikadir, Hajir Omar
Keywords: Girls
Science Subjects
Secondary School
North Eastern Province
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
Abstract: This study was carried out to analysis the attitudes of girls towards the performance of science subjects in Kenya, North Eastern girls' secondary school in North eastern province was used as a case study. Data was collected through the use of interviews accompanied by observation and questionnaires. The study involved a sample of 60 respondents that is 20 teachers and 40students from school; these were all involved in the school's curriculum activities at different levels. The study found that some schools do not have resource and this has affected their performance in science. For example North Eastern girls' secondary school, did not have well equipped laboratory and this have led to poor performance in science. The result of the study revealed that only 25% of the schools had adequate student teacher ratio 75% of the school had inadequate student teacher ratio. It was concluded that the predominant factors influencing poor performance of students in sciences are lack of adequate resources, (laboratory and laboratory apparatus, library Books and teachers. Also teachers do not use effective methods when teaching science; teachers also do not encourage students to put more efforts in science. Also some students are overburdened by household chores leaving little time to study science. Finally, a number of recommendations were made as presented in chapter five.
Description: A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelors Degree in Education (Science} Kampala International University.
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