Factors Influencing The Integration Of Special Units In Public Primary Schools In Kenya A Case Of Public Primary Schools Within Muthesya Ward Masinga Sub-County, Machakos County
Kitetu, Eunice Ndunge
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The aim of this study was to establish factors influencing the integration of special units in public primary schools in Kenya. The objectives of the study are teacher’s preparedness, teacher’s attitude, administrative support, and learning resources influence to the integration of special units in public primary. The researcher adopted descriptive research design in collecting data from the respondents. The researcher targeted 150 respondents for the research study. The sampling design adopted was stratified random sampling since it gives an equal chance to the entire respondent while questionnaire were used as data collection tool. The questionnaire contained semi structured and structured questions which were administered and used to collect data. The sample for the study constituted of 86 respondents to be arrived at based on 50% of the target population. Data was presented by use of tables. Quantitative and qualitative analysis was used to analyze the data. Based on the findings the study recommends that integration of special units in public primary schools policy should be strengthened in schools by all the stake holders to strengthen the integration. The TSC should recruit adequate professionally qualified and trained teachers to ensure that integration succeeds so as to guarantee impressive integration. Further the study recommends that the head teachers should ensure that libraries are equipped with relevant books including class readers to promote students reading culture. The head teachers should at all times monitor the teaching and learning process during lessons to make sure that the teachers apply the appropriate methods of teaching. There should be regular organization of seminars and workshops for integration agenda organized by the stakeholders like publishers, Directorate of Quality Assurance and Standards of Ministry of Education to equip the teachers with the current teaching methodologies. From the discussion and summaries made, it can be concluded that the Masinga Sub-County is now improving its integration of special units in public primary schools in Kenya management by following strictly the four variables discussed above set to maintain the required standards of education quality and performance. The study also established that there is a significant relationship between student attitude and integration of special units in public primary schools. When students have a positive attitude towards integration of special units in public primary schools, they always want to learn and speak more even during lessons.
University of Nairobi
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