Institutional factors influencing facilitators in the implementation of adult education programmes in Nyatike District, Kenya
Ocharo, Peter Otieno K
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The purpose of the study was to examine the institutional factors influencing facilitators in the implementation of adult education programmes in Nyatike District Migori County, Kenya. Six research questions were formulated which includes, instructional resources, professional and academic qualification of adult education facilitators, instructional strategies, use of the syllabus in the adult implementation, language used in facilitating learning and influence of supervision and monitoring. The study adopted a descriptive survey design to establish the institutional factors influencing facilitators in implementation of adult education programs .The study targeted all 13 adult education centre managers, all the 33 adult education facilitators where census survey was used and 225 adult learners who were sampled using systematic random sampling. Questionnaires were used as instruments of data collection likewise to focus group discussion guide and interview guide. Quantitative data were analyzed by use of descriptive statistics supported by frequency distribution, tables and percentages. Qualitative data were analyzed by use of content analysis through categorizing and indexing of responses. The questionnaires were tested to ascertain the appropriateness of items in obtaining information to minimize potential percentage of errors when carrying out the research to test validity .To determine reliability of instruments, a prior test was carried out for each questionnaire during piloting. The piloted questionnaire were scored manually and then subjected to computing using statically package for social service in order to prove its reliability. The co-efficient in the regression showed that instructional resource, academic and professional qualification, instructional strategies, use of the syllabus, language used and supervision and monitoring showed positive relationship in the influence of facilitator’s implementation of adult education. Conclusion for the study indicated that adequacy of instructional resources influenced facilitators in the implementation of adult education, academic and professional qualification of facilitators and managers enhances implementation of adult education, syllabus coverage is superb and thus good performance, language used in implementation of adult education is a factor and monitoring and supervision should be regular and timely to enhance implementation. The stakeholders in education should therefore build more adult education centers which are equipped, enhance training and capacity building for facilitators and managers, ensure instructional strategies focuses the learners and ensure that supervision is regular and timely to ensure that the implementation is effective and qualitative in all the adult education centers.