A Survey of Resources used for Teaching Social in Nairobi Primary Schools
This research was a survey of resources teaching noting social studies that resources the researcher wanted in six primary enhance schools understanding to investigate used for in Nairobi, and retention, the available resources and their use. The major objectives resources storage used (2) were to find out (1) The acquisition, of these resources face in using various (3) The problems selected was taken from every educational division From each school, respondents interviews improvisation and teachers resources. The sample was randomly the northern The so that one school division and two from which had the most number teachers of standard both to questionnaires of schools. 2,4,6,8 were distributed and the by the researcher. The results of the study were that: 1. The major resources used are new GHC books, which so far are not officially by KIE or any other authorised other resource etc. recommended body. is realia like seeds, The feathers, 2.75% of materials used are bought some are made jointly pupils. although by both teachers Only 4.2% are exchanged and and 12.5% are gifts. 3.91.7% of the materials cupboards classroom although are store in the which all classes there were other storage had, systems like the staffroom. 4. Problems encountered were many but major ones were lack of time as teachers had too many lessons per week, lack of funds and lack of proper guidance from KIE e.g. on which to use, which resource people books to invite, etc. All these implied that with the wide syllabus, intensive syllabus resources, coverage. as KIE intended, the would only impede, syllabus coverage.