Teacher learner- relationship and academic performance of learners in the selected schools, a case study of Mash Zone, Mwala 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- learner relationship and academic performance of learners in Masii Zone, Mwala 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 helped in an.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 learner relationship can help improve the academic performance of leamers. 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 a Bachelor of Education Arts of Kampala International University
Teacher learner- relationship, Academic performance, Mwala District