Application of Jean Piaget's mental developement theory in assessment of pupils of grades one and two in Bungoma East District, Kenya
Mutembete, Cosmas J
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The study sought to find out whether mental developmental theory of Jean Piaget was applied in the assessment of grades one and two in primary schools in Bungoma East district in Kenya. The purpose of the study was to establish whether the ages of pupils in primary schools were considered in assessment of pupils of grades one and two. The work was divided into five chapters. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The sampling technique was a stratified sampling for schools and batch of pupils picked at random from class one and two. Questionnaires interviews schedule and practical assessment of standard one and two were used to collect data Data was collected, coded and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to present information in tables, charts and graphs. The findings of the study indicated that pupil's age wasn't the kind in factor in assessment carried out in standard one and two in primary schools in Bungoma East District. Recommendations were made to help enhance the use of hands - on type of assessment - as advised by the Piaget's theory of mental development.