Perception of teachers on the role of learning aids in teaching of English in Starehe sub-county, Nairobi county, Kenya
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers‟ perception of the role of learning aids in teaching English in Starehe Sub-County, Nairobi County. The study was conducted in 16 schools randomly selected in the Sub-County. Data was collected from 50 teachers who taught English by use of questionnaires. The findings revealed that the use of learning aids in teaching is advantageous to both the teacher and the students. Their use reduces the talk and chalk method of teaching. They study also established that teachers improvised teaching aids to improve their content delivery in class. The study established that teachers used relevant and quality instructional materials to teach their lessons. In light of these findings, it is recommended that the Ministry of Education should help teachers of English to design packages (software) materials that could be used in teaching to enhance academic performance in English at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations level. This venture should be supported by the Government and other educational stakeholders in order to make learning more interactive and learner centered.