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Investigation of Schools - Strategies to Enhance Implementation of Lifeskills Curriculum in Public Early Childhood Development Centres in Igembe North, Meru County


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 4 Issue - 4
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Jane Kalayu Mukira ; Robert Omundi Obuba; Benson Njoroge Wanjiru

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV4I4009,
     title={Investigation of Schools - Strategies to Enhance Implementation of Lifeskills Curriculum in Public Early Childhood Development Centres in Igembe North, Meru County},
     author={Jane Kalayu Mukira, Robert Omundi Obuba and Benson Njoroge Wanjiru},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={4},
     number={4},
     pages={27--32},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV4I4009.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

Life Skills Education was introduced in the Kenyan School Curriculum to foster the development of all round individuals upon graduating from school. All public Early Childhood development centres in Kenya including those in Igembe North Sub-County are mandated to teach lifeskills. However, its implementation still in the Sub-County remains low. This study therefore intended to focus on investigating the schools’ strategies used to enhance the implementation of life skills curriculum in public ECD canters in Igembe North Sub-County in Meru County. The objectives of this study were to establish the influence of training, provision of instructional resources, supervision and timetabling of LS lessons on implementation of LS in public ECD centres in Igembe North Sub-County. This study used a mixed method approach and a concurrent triangulation design. The target population for this study was 592 respondents comprising of 84 head teachers, 504 ECD teachers, 3 TAC tutors or curriculum support officers and 1 QASO in Igembe North Sub-County, Meru County. The sample size was 120 respondents which represented 20% of the target population. It comprised of 100 ECD teachers, 16 head teachers, 1 QASO and 3 TAC tutors. Random sampling chose the schools to participate in the study. The study used a questionnaire for ECD teachers, an interview schedule for head teachers, QASO and TAC tutors to collect data. Piloting of instruments was conducted in Igembe South sub-county with 12 respondents representing 10% of the sample size to ascertain the applicability of the instruments. Purposive sampling was used to select the CSOs and census for QASO. That is, 2 head teachers, 8 ECD teachers, 1 QASO and 1 CSOs. Reliability was ascertained using the test-retest method. Reliability coefficient was measured using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. If the coefficient value was .7, the instruments’ reliability was accepted and if less, it was revised.


Keywords:

Life Skills Curriculum in Public, Early Childhood Development Centers


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