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Title: Motivation and academic performance of slow learners a case study of Umuru division, Kiambu west district Nairobi, Kenya.
Authors: Gichuki, Jackson
Keywords: Motivation
academic performance
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Publisher: Kampala International University, Institute of Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of motivation and academic Performance of slow learners in selected learners in Limuru Division, Kiambu West district in Nairobi Kenya. The specific objectives were to determine the problems faced by the slow learners in Limuru division, establish the characteristics of slow learners, and determine the major courses of learning difficulties in Limuru division and to establish the intervention measures which can be taken to overcome learning difficulties in the zone. The methods used for data collection were face to face interviews, questionnaires for regular teachers and head teachers of various schools in Limuru division. The data collected revealed that motivation of slow learners by parents and teachers led to improvement in academic performance of slow learners in Limuru division. The parents, community and teachers, should be sensitized and encouraged to motivate slow learners in order for them to exploit their full potential. The researcher further recommends that the zonal education office should hold regular meetings with head teachers to sensitize them the importance of motivating slow learners and maintaining them in regular and special schools in Limuru division as they can become useful members of the family and the larger society
Description: A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning of Kampala International University in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Education in Special Needs
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Special Needs Education

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