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Title: Determinants of Academic Performance in English Language within the Selected Secondary Schools of Kikuyu Division, Kiambu District, Kenya
Authors: Winnie, Nyawira Kamau
Keywords: Academic performance--English
Issue Date: Nov-2009
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Education
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting the academic performance of the English language in the selected schools of Kikuyu Division Kiambu District. The specific objectives of the study were to determine if discipline affects the students' academic performance of the English language in the selected schools of Kikuyu Division, to determine if teacher qualities affect the students' academic performance of the English language in the selected schools of Kikuyu Division; and to determine if school facilities affect the students' academic performance of the English language in the selected schools of Kikuyu Division. The methods used for data collection was questionnaires and interview guides to students, teachers and head teachers of the schools involved in the study. In chapter four, the findings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions. While linking to the existing literature, results included demographic characteristics, frequency and percentages. Based on the findings it was observed that teacher qualities, discipline of students; and school facilities have a direct impact on the students' academic performance. In chapter five, development of solutions to the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations that the Government should provide more teaching learning facilities in schools to make the learning environment more attractive to students and teachers among other recommendations.
Description: A Research Report Submitted To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of The Degree Of Bachelor Of Education Arts/GC Of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/12168
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