Factors Influencing Teacher Performance in Public Day Primary Schools in Trans-nzoia West Sub-county, Trans-nzoia County, Kenya
The purpose of this study was to determine the factors influencing teacher performance in public day primary school in Trans-Nzoia West Sub-County, Kenya. The rationale behind the researcher delving on this study was that learners in public day primary schools were recording low academic results and the move was related to teachers’ role performance. Specifically, the study delved on the following to establish influence of learners’ characteristics, teachers’ characteristics, curriculum characteristics, and teaching/learning resources and its influence on teacher performance in Trans-Nzoia West Sub-County. The study revisited McGregory Theory X and Y, and the walberg’s theory of education productivity. Apart from that, other literal works related to the topic of study will be highlighted. The Study adopted a survey research design, which emphasized on the use of questionnaires for data collection. In order to identify sampling units, the study used stratified sampling and later random sampling to ensure that all characteristics of the study population were considered. The study considered 398 sampling units, which included teachers, learners, and officials from relevant government institutions. Data was collected by administering questionnaires of interviewing key informants based on questions in the questionnaire. Secondary data was collected from government publications, books and other credible sources to enhance the study findings. After data was collected, it was analyzed using SPSS and presented in tables. Findings of the study indicated that learners,’ teachers,’ curriculum characteristics and teaching/learning resources all influence teachers performance. Notably, the low academic capability of learners, indiscipline case among learners, inexperienced teachers, increased workload, low salaries and allowances, and poor curriculum platform all contributed to low teacher performance in Trans-Nzoia County. As a recommendation, it was suggested that, there was the need to establish other ways of instilling discipline in learners, teachers should be paid accordingly, more teachers should be employed, and that the teaching curriculum should be reviewed.
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