Perception Of Mathematics And Science Teachers In Public Secondary School Of The Effectiveness Of The Training Program On Strengthening Mathematics And Science Education (SMASE) In Kiambu County
The objective of this study was to perception of mathematics and science public secondary school teachers on the effectiveness of the strengthening mathematics and science education (SMASE) training program in Kiambu County. The study used the descriptive survey research design. The sample size of the study was 176 respondents. Primary data was collected by use of questionnaires consisting of both open-ended and closed-ended questions. The findings revealed that there is a positive relationship on the perception of respondents on their reaction towards SMASE training program, they agreed that learning took place after the training, that there was a change in their behavior after the training and also agreed that there were good results after the training. This study recommends that the SMASE program managers seek new strategies on how they can include smaller programs for science and mathematics students from the various schools. Teachers accept that the SMASE training program is effective and there is a need to change the attitude and behavior towards the same. The study also recommends that proper measures of performance be put in place and that the right strategies be used to ensure their implementation. Proper evaluation measures of performance or results obtained from the science and mathematics subjects need to be used for this will help establish whether concepts learnt in the SMASE training program have been applied or not.