Teacher pupil relationship and pupil academic performance: a case study in selected primary school in Mbaruk zone, Naivasha district, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of this study was to determine teacher- pupil relationship and academic performance of pupils in Mbaruk Zone, Naivasha District Kenya. Specific Objectives of the study were: Investigate the effect of teacher pupil relationship on performance of pupils, determine how discipline affects teacher learner relationship and investigate the relationship between effective communication and positive teacher pupil 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 methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the pupils and interviews for the teachers. The findings revealed that a good teacher pupil 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 Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Award Of Bachelors Degree Of Education In E.C.P .E. Of Kampala International University
Teacher pupil relationship, Pupil academic performance, Primary school, Mbaruk zone, Naivasha district, Kenya