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Title: The Effect Of Teaching Aids On The Performance Of Pupils In Mathematics In Primary Schools In Kitgum District: A Case Of Selected Primary Schools In Mucwini Sub-County.
Authors: Vincent Demar, Loklanya Nono
Keywords: Teaching Aids
Mathematics
Kitgum District
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, bachelors degree of education
Abstract: This study was undertaken to investigate the effect of teaching aids on the performance of pupils in Mathematics in primary schools in Kitgum District. The case of selected primary schools in Mucwini Sub County. A qualitative research technique was selected to this study using a variety of research instruments. The subject in the study included the D.E.O, 3 head teachers, 32 teachers, 196 pupils, 80 parents and 24 School Management Committee who were randomly selected. The instruments that were used in the study included self constructed questionnaire and interview guides. The data obtained from the study was analyzed qualitatively. Frequency tables and percentages were used to present and analyze the data. Data obtained from the interview were equally analyzed. The researcher made summary of the major findings of the study arising from the research questions as presented below: • There is inadequacy of instructional materials provision at Lagotcugu CC Mucwini Sub County. • Training of teachers has a great impact in the teaching learning process. Thus enhances pupils' academic performance. • Teachers' laxity and lack of commitments in teaching and incompetence in using instmctionalmaterials cause pupils not to receive proper teaching and can not read, interpret and write Mathematical statements in ·.'lords form correctly. Such pupils lose interest in Education and perform poorly. • Many parents have negative attitude towards Education such that they cannot raise or do not want to pay additional money levied for uniforms, exercise books and mid- day meals among other things. • Children's rights have given too much freedom to pupils which have affected their level of discipline. • Lack of individual pupil's attention. There is less individual attention by teachers due to the big U.P.E numbers. • That there is no group discussion formed in most schools to aid learning and discovery processes. • That the availability of teaching learning aids is very important in the teaching learning process to promote meaningful learning and effective communication. Arising from the discussions and summery of the findings of this research projects, the researcher arrived at the following conclusion. Teaching aids has great effect in enhancing pupils' academic performance in Mucwini Sub County. It further revealed that trained teachers are adequate on the ground. • Group discussion has impact on leamers' academic perf01mance and aid in memory recalls and systematic reasoning of the pupils yet lacking in the schools visited. • That there is inadequacy in provision of printed materials in most schools. This inadequacy has very much affected teaching because teachers can not guide pupils practically hence, all the teaching is theoretical. • Lack of mid-day meals. Schools do not provide lunch to pupils yet it's one of the real objects that stimulate learning. • Parents do not provide enough scholastic materials to their children. For example the data revealed that most of the pupils lack school uniforms and Mathematical sets. • Lack of individual pupil attention. Most of the respondents visited said that there is less individual pupil attention by teachers due to the big U.P.E numbers. • There are very many curriculum in operation in schools. This is misleading most teachers. • A teacher work load expands beyond the normal class time to the tedious process of preparing lessons plans, looking for teaching aids, monitoring individual process of learners and other activities that come with the job. • The New vision Newspaper between January and March 2001, of the 150 candidates interviewed, only 2 (1.3%) wanted to become teachers, the reason given to avoiding teaching profession generally points to the unattractive of the teaching profession. Yet these stars attribute their success to teachers. The researcher arrived at the following recommendations arising from the findings of this study, • The pupils should fmm discussion groups in order to get or share knowledge among themselves so as to perform well in exercises and overall grade pass. • Revising the current teaching syllabuses which appear to be too academic to incorporate skills that are commensurate with the current trends of development • Ministry of Education and sports should provide schools with the necessary materials e.g. teachers' reference books, pupils' text books and other print materials. • It should also pay commensurate attention to the teachers' welfare (accommodation and salary). • It should further strengthen CPD of teachers at level for quality service delivery • Head teachers should supervise the teachers to make sure that they adequately prepare for teaching exercise though making schemes of work, lesson plans and instructional media in time. • Head teachers, SMC and local Council. Should also convene parents meetings to sensitize them on their roles in Education of their children and also the need to provide scholastic materials and lunch to their children. • The ministry of Education and sport should advocate for children's rights to be revised, to give some room for disciplining in schools. • Guidance and counseling services should be intensified in the schools to enable children makes informed decisions about their future career. • Schools should be encouraged to participate in Science and Technology, social studies, Mathematics and English fairs, so as to produce more instmctional materials from locally available resources. • The Public Authorities and leaders of education institution to ensure that the teachers' working condition, social security arrangement, pension schemes and salaries are attractive and are comparable to those applicable to other professions requiring a similar level of qualifications. • The government should strengthen and implement action to respond to health and safety incidence such as lighting, floods, fire, high commodity prices and other natural disasters which have impacted greatly on the teaching and learning processes.
Description: A Research Report Submitted To Institute Of Distance Learning As A Partial Fulfillment For The Award Of A Bachelor Degree In Education Of Kampala International University.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/9945
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