Factors Influencing Teacher Performance In The Implementation Of Geography Curriculum In Public Secondary Schools In Imenti South Sub County, Meru County Kenya
The performance of teachers is the major input of Education quality in our schools today and what takes place in the classroom and other learning environment is equally important and needs to be investigated. This study therefore aimed at investigating the factors influencing teacher performance in the implementation of geography curriculum in Nkuene Division South Imenti District. The study sought to explores how availability and use of teaching and learning resources, In service programmes availed to geography teachers, administrative support as well as teachers’ attitude towards teaching of geography affect teachers performance in the implementation of geography curriculum. The research project was guided by descriptive survey design. The target population constituted 31 geography teachers and 20 head teachers in Imenti south sub county. The target population was sampled using stratified random sampling techniques. The research instruments used were questionnaire for geography teachers and interview schedule for head teachers. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze data and I presented them on tables, pie chart and calculated using percentages as well as weighted mean with the help of SPSS.The qualitative data was presented through descriptive statistics.The study used the two factor theory by Herzberg. The key findings of the study indicated that the availability of teaching and learning resources influenced to an extent the performance of geography teachers. The study had therefore found that the availability of resources had a strong relationship with the performance of teachers as they helped them carry their day to day activities effectively. The study also found out that in service training for geography teachers had a positive relationship with the performance of teacher as most of the geography teachers seemed to understand the benefit of these training as most claimed that they were more equipped with up to date knowledge and skills to handle geography syllabus effectively. The study further found out that head teachers support do not considerably influence the performance of geography teacher as some support do not come directly from school administrators but also other stakeholders. About the attitude of teachers, the findings revealed that teachers had a negative attitude toward the teaching of geography which subsequently affect their performance .The study recommends that more resources be provided to geography teachers and the schools in general.Frequent in –service training be provided to geography teachers in order to enrich their skills and perform the duties better.
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