Teacher- Learner Relationship and Academic Performance in Primary Schools in Gatundu Division, Thika District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
The purpose of this study was to determine teacher~ learner relationship and academic performance of learners in Gatundu Division, Thika District Kenya. Specific Objectives of the study were: Investigate the effect of teacher learner relationship on performance of pupils, determine how discipline affects teacher learner relationship and investigate the relationship between effective communication and positive teacher learner relationship. The research is presented in both qualitative and quantitative design. Qualitative design helped the researcher get a deeper meaning of the study while quantitative helped in analyzing the numbers that were involved in the study. Primary data was collected through both structured and unstructured interviews. National and international documents were consulted. The findings revealed that a good teacher learner relationship can help improve the academic performance of learners. The study also revealed that a good teacher learner relationship maintains learners discipline in school. According to the study effective communication creates a positive teacher learner relationship. The recommendations called for teacher’s attention in creating an environment where the relationship between the teacher and the learner is good for effective study. In relation to this effective teaching methods that help to create a good relationship with the learners are necessary.
A Research Report Submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University.
Teacher- Learner Relationship, Academic Performance in Primary Schools, Thika District, Kenya